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Born To Play The Blues

                                             Joel Lerner Copyright 2-9-2001

 

                                             BORN TO PLAY THE BLUES

 

V1

When I was a boy growin up amongst the corn

My mama said she cried tears of joy on the day that I was born

She felt some kickin when papa played the blues

So she went and saw the doctor

And he gave her the news

 

V2

My mama said, you told me I couldn't be with child

He said you proved me wrong

And before the cord was cut,

I was playin a sweet blues song

 

C1

 

I was born to play the blues

And strut my stuff in lizard shoes

I was born to play the blues

And I've more than paid my dues

 

V3

When I was 17 I met a man

He said, you can't play the blues son the way that I can

I said put your money where your mouth is

He said, "if I win I get your soul"

I said, you're on Mr. Devil

You'll never achieve your goal

 

V4

He let go a lick

Blew me right out of my shoes

But when I regained my senses,

I took that SOB to school

 

C2

I was born to play the blues

And strut my stuff in lizard shoes

I was born to play the blues

And I've more than paid my dues

 

 

V5

Now at 45 there ain't too much I haven't seen

Ain't too much I haven't done

I've seen slingers come and slingers go

Each another notch upon my gun

And I made my mama proud

 

V6

So if you think you're packin heat

Bring it on cause class is free

But when it comes to slingin licks

No one slings blues licks like me

 

C3

I was born to play the blues

And strut my stuff in lizard shoes

I was born to play the blues

And I've more than paid my dues

Joel Lerner · 539 days ago
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