Bill Reichenbach, Bill Nelson Birth of the Blues cover

Birth of the Blues
by Bill Reichenbach & Bill Nelson
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Song Meaning
Verse 1
Oh! they say some people long ago
Were searching for a diff'rent tune
One that they could croon
As only they can
Verse 2
They only had the rhythm so
They started swaying to and fro
They didn't know just what they had
And that is how the blues really began
Verse 3
They heard the breeze in the trees
Singing weird melodies
And they made that
The start of the blues
Verse 4
And from a jail came the wail
Of a down hearted frail
And they played that
As part of the blues
Verse 5
From a whippoorwill out on a hill
They took a new note
Pushed it through a horn
'til it was born into a blue note
Verse 6
And then they nursed it, rehearsed it
And gave out the news
That the southland
Gave birth to the blues!

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