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I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues lyrics

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Mose Allison – I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues lyrics

I ain't got change of a nickel
Ain't got no bounce in my shoes
Ain't got no fancy to tickle
I ain't got nothing but the blues

Ain't got no coffee that's perking
Ain't got no feelings to bruise
Ain't got a dream that's working
I ain't got nothing but the blues

The band is swinging
The folks are singing
I just can't get off the ground
Believe me Pruitt
Ain't nothing to it
Since my l'il baby left town

Ain't got no rest in my slumbers
Ain't got no winners to lose
Lost all my telephone numbers
I ain't got nothing but the blues

The band is romping
The folks are stomping
I just can't get off the ground
Believe me Bridget
I can't get with it
Since my l'il baby left town

Ain't got no house in Westchester
Ain't got no Chris Craft to cruise
Sold all my basie with Lester act
I ain't got nothing but the blues



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    I saw Mose Allison perform live about 30 times over a span of about 35 years prior to his retirement from live performances, always at small nightclubs, usually very close to the stage so I could watch him play piano and also see his facial expressions. I often spoke with him briefly between sets. Mose was born in 1927, and performed live for an incredible 65 years. Mose continued to develop his style of piano playing and singing throughout the years until it became highly distinctive and unique. An experienced fan would recognize his singing instantly, and his piano style (from the 1970's and later) in only a couple of seconds. As this is written in August, 2016 Mose is just 3 months away from turning 89.
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