(CAN'T PLAY THE) BLUES BLUES

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Sometimes I get requests:   
"Hey buddy, could you play us some Blues?"  
Sometimes the guests ask:  
"Come on man, how about some Blues?"  
I have to tell them "No, I'm sorry.  
It's just a style I never quite  
     never quite  
     never quite learned to use."
         Just don't do the blues.  

Walkin round town, gettin asked:
"Hey mister, could you spare a dime?" (all the time)
Just walkin round they hound you:
"Hey, how 'bout that dime, if you don't mind?"  
I have to tell them "Well, I'm sorry  
But I simply have not had 
     have not had
     one for some time." 
         Now ain't that a crime? 

This woman heard me playing,  
Something that was sorta like the Blues.  
Very very pretty woman heard me pre-
tending I could sing the Blues.  
Said, "It ain't you don't got rhythm.  
It's just a style you never quite  
     never quite  
     never quite learned to use.
         It just ain't the Blues."

(Hey man, that could give a guy The Bues.)

3R

Monroe, Washington
4 March 1977

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Sometimes I get requests:   

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"Hey buddy, could you play us some Blues?"  

    C         C7 
Sometimes the guests ask:  
 
 C                           G 
"Come on man, how about some Blues?"   

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I have to tell them "No, I'm sorry.  

     C              C7   
It's just a style I never quite  
     
     C7
     never quite  

     C7                      G     C - D
     never quite learned to use."

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