There are blues that you get from loneliness
And there are blues that you get from pain.
And there are blues when you are lonely
For your one and only
Blues you can never explain.
I said there are blues that you get from sleepless nights,
Oh, but the meanest blues that I've seen:
They're the blues that I've got on my mind,
A A7 A
I mean the very meanest kind,
Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me.
Fret: 3 2 1 Open
Single string rundown on 6th string: G F# F E last note into Em Chord
Rundown matches 1st three words.
Also, nice effect if each chord in the next 6 lines is hit as one single stroke as the words are sung. Seventh line continue normal strumming.
3 2 1 Em
Well there are blues you get from women
When you see 'em going swimming
And you haven't got a bathing suit yourself.
There are blues you get much quicker
When you're drinking lots of liquor,
And somebody goes and takes it off the shelf.
And there are blues you get when everything's in hock,
When your sweetie doesn't answer when you knock,
And there are blues you get from getting
In a taxicab and fretting
Every time you feel the bumper jump a clock.
And there are (Em)blues you get from trying
To keep your Uncle Bill from dying,
And he afterwards forgets you in his will.
And there are (Am)blues you get from kisses
When you're walking with your Mrs.
And another baby shouts, "Hi, Bill!"
But the (E7)blues that make you hop and wanna stop and shake and shiver
(A7)Blues that make you wanna go and end it in the river,
(D7)Blues my naughty sweetie gives to (G)me.