Bright Lights, Big City

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About Bright Lights, Big City

"Bright Lights, Big City" is a classic blues song which was written and first recorded by American bluesman Jimmy Reed in 1961. Besides being "an integral part of the standard blues repertoire", "Bright Lights, Big City" has appealed to a variety of artists, including country and rock musicians, who have recorded their interpretations of the song.


Year:
1986
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Bright light, big city, 
They gone to my baby's head
Whoa, bright light, an big city
They gone to my baby's head
I tried to tell the woman, but she don't believe a word I said

It's alright, pretty baby
(Gonna) need my help someday
Whoa, it's alright, pretty baby
Gonna need my help someday
Ya' gonna wish you had a-listened
To some a-those things I said

Oh go ahead, pretty baby
A-honey, knock yourself out
Oh go ahead, pretty baby
A-honey, knock yourself out
I still love ya baby
'Cause you don't know what it's all about

Bright light, a big city
They went to my baby's head
Oh, the bright light, the big city
They went to my baby's head
(I hope)

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Jimmy Reed

Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed (September 6, 1925 – August 29, 1976) was an American blues musician and songwriter, notable for bringing his distinctive style of blues to mainstream audiences. Reed was a major player in the field of electric blues, as opposed to the more acoustic-based sound of many of his contemporaries. His lazy, slack-jawed singing, piercing harmonica and hypnotic guitar patterns were one of the blues' most easily identifiable sounds in the 1950s and 1960s, and had a significant impact on many rock and roll artists who followed, such as Elvis Presley, Billy Gibbons and the Rolling Stones. more »

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Written by: Jimmy Reed

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