Stormy Monday Blues

T-Bone Walker

About Stormy Monday Blues

"Stormy Monday Blues" is a jazz song first recorded in 1942 by Earl Hines and His Orchestra with Billy Eckstine on vocals. The song was a hit, reaching number one in Billboard magazine's "Harlem Hit Parade", making it Hines' only appearance in the charts. "Stormy Monday Blues" is performed in the style of a slow blues that "starts with Hines' piano and a walking bass for the introduction". Billy Eckstine then enters with the vocal: The lyrics "stormy" or "Monday" do not appear in the song. A trumpet solo by Maurice "Shorty" McConnell with big band backing is featured in the second half of the song. Eckstine later recorded "Stormy Monday Blues" in 1959 with Count Basie for their Basie/Eckstine Incorporated album. The song has sometimes been confused with T-Bone Walker's 1947 song "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)", which is frequently shortened to "Stormy Monday" or "Stormy Monday Blues". 


 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing:

They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad
They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad
Wednesday's worse, and Thursday's also sad

Yes the eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play
Eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play
Sunday I go to church, then I kneel down and pray

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy, my heart's in misery
Crazy about my baby, yes, send her back to me

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

T-Bone Walker

Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker (May 28, 1910 – March 16, 1975) was a critically acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who was one of the most influential pioneers and innovators of the jump blues and electric blues sound. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked him at #47 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". On the 2011 list of Rolling Stone magazine's "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" Walker had dropped to #67. more »

FAVORITE (2 fans)

Written by: Aaron T-Bone Walker

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Peermusic Publishing

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Stormy Monday Blues Lyrics with the community:



    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:


    "Stormy Monday Blues Lyrics." STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 25 May 2022. <>.

    Missing lyrics by T-Bone Walker?

    Know any other songs by T-Bone Walker? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Stormy Monday Blues

    4,798     0

    more tracks from the album

    100 Blues Classics & Greatest Blues Hits



    Are you a music master?

    Complete the lyrics: "The sun goes down, the... ".
    • A. stars come up
    • B. stars come out
    • C. guitar gets loud
    • D. bars come out

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    T-Bone Walker tracks

    On Radio Right Now


    Powered by

    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!