Goin' to Chicago Blues

by Count Basie

William "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother first taught him piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and improvised to accompany silent…




Goin' to Chicago, sorry but I can't take you,
Goin' to Chicago, sorry but I can't take you,
There's nothin' in Chicago that a mucky woman can do!

When you see me comin', raise your window high,
When you see me comin', raise your window high,
When you see me passin' baby, hang your head and cry!

Hurry down sunshine, see what tomorrow brings,
Hurry down sunshine, see what tomorrow brings,
The sun went down, tomorrow brought us rain!

You're so mean and evil, you do things you ought not do,
You're so mean and evil, you do things you ought not do,
You've got my brand of honey, just don't have to put up with you!

Written by: COUNT BASIE, JAMES RUSHING, JAMES ANDREW RUSHING

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