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Louis Armstrong feat. Bessie Smith Lyrics
"St. Louis Blues"

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I hate's to see dat ev'nin' sun go down
Hate's to see dat ev'nin' sun go down
Cause ma baby, she done lef' dis town
If I feel tomorrow lak ah feel today
Feel tomorrow lak ah feel today
I'll pack up my trunk, and make ma git away

Saint Louis woman wid her diamon' rings
Pulls dat man 'roun' by her apron strings
'Twern't for powder an' her store-bought hair
De man she love wouldn't gone nowhere, nowhere

Got dem Saint Louis Blues I'm as blue as ah can be
Like a man done throwed that rock down into de sea
Got dem Saint Louis Blues I'm as blue as ah can be

Went to de gypsy get her fortune tole
To de gypsy, done got her fortune tole
Cause she most wile 'bout her Jelly Roll
Now dat gypsy tole her, "Don't you wear no black"
She done tole her, "Don't you wear no black
Go to Saint Louis, you can win him back"

If she git toCairo, make Saint Louis by herself
Git to Cairo, find her old friend Jeff
gwine to pin herself, right there, to his side If she flag his train, she sho' can ride

And she sang

Got dem Saint Louis Blues jes as blue as ah can be
Dat man got a heart lak a rock cast into de sea
Or else he wouldn't have gone so far from me
Doggone it!
I loves day man lak a schoolboy loves his pie
Lak a Kentucky Col'nel loves his mint an' rye
I'll love ma baby till the day ah die

Now a black-headed gal makes a freight train jump the track
Said a black-headed gal makes a freight train jump the track
But a long tall gal makes a preacher ball the jack

Lawd, a blonde-headed woman make a good man leave the town
I said a blonde-headed woman make a good man leave the town
But a red-headed woman make a boy slap his pappy down
This song is from the album "Best Of Louis Armstrong", "16 Most Requested Songs", "C'est Si Bon", "Jazz Collector Edition", "Louis Armstrong Sings The Blues", "Integrale, Vol. 5 tight Like This", "Integrale, Vol. 5 tight Like This", "Integrale, Vol. 5 tight Like This", "24 Chefs D'cueuvres", "Gold", "Blueberry Hill", "Historic Barcelona Concerts", "Trios", "Complete Town Hall Concert '47", "Portrait Of Artist As Young Man 1923-34", "One Hundred Anniversaire", "1954", "100 Hits Legends-Louis Armstrong", "1923-31: Great Orig Performances", "A 100th Birthday Celebration", "Absolutely Essential Collection", "Essential Recordings, 1925-1940", "Golden Years Of", "Happy Birthday Louis: Live At Newport Festival", "Hot Fives & Sevens", "I Got Rhythm", "Katanga Concert", "Ken Burns Jazz", "California Concerts", "Complete Rca Victor Recordings", "Early Satch: 1923-1929", "Wild Man Blues", "St. Louis Blues", "Satchmo The Great", "Plays W.C. Handy", "Mr Jazz", "Meets Girls", "The Legendary Louis Armstrong", "The Quintessence Vol. 1: New York - Chicago 1925-1940", "The Quintessence Vol. 1: New York - Chicago 1925-1940", "Vol 6: St Louis Blues", "Vol 6: St Louis Blues", "Vol 6: St Louis Blues", "King Louis", "King Louis", "Live At The 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival", "Greatest Hits-Jazz Archives 47", "Live At Winter Garden" and "Louis Armstrong - Greatest Hits [Epm Musique]".