Blue Bayou

Linda Ronstadt

About Blue Bayou

"Blue Bayou" is a song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. It was originally sung and recorded by Orbison, who had an international hit with his version in 1963. It later became Linda Ronstadt's signature song, with which she scored a Top 5 hit with her cover in 1977. The song has since been recorded by many others.


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I feel so sad got a worried mind,
I'm so lonesome all the time,
Since I left my baby behind, on Blue Bayou.
Saving nickels saving dimes,
Work until the sun don't shine,
Looking forward to happier times, on Blue Bayou.

I'm going back someday, come what may, to Blue Bayou,
Where the folks are fine, and the world is mine on Blue Bayou.
Where those fishing boats, 
With their sails afloat,
If I could only see,
That familiar sunrise,
Through sleepy eyes,
How happy I'd be.

Want to see my baby again, 
Want to be with some of my friends,
Maybe I'll feel better again on Blue Bayou.
Saving nickles saving dimes,
Work until the sun don't shine,
Looking forward to happier times on Blue Bayou.


Oh that boy of mine, by my side,
The silver moon and the evening tide,
Oh some sweet day, gonna take away, this hurting inside.

Well I'll never be blue,
My dreams come true
On Blue Bayou.

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Linda Ronstadt

Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music recording artist. She has earned eleven Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, in addition to Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. more »

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Written by: Joe Melson, Roy Orbison

Lyrics © Orbi-Lee Music, Barbara Orbison Music Company, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, R-Key Darkus

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  • Douglas G. Marr
    Douglas G. Marr
    Beautiful !!
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