Bing Crosby, Jack Teagarden Birth of the Blues [From

Birth of the Blues [From "Birth of the Blues"]
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Birth of the Blues [From "Birth of the Blues"] Lyrics

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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 south land
Gave birth to the blues!

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