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Elegant Angst

It was sung so well-- not only by the author, but by Buddy Guy, Bill Joe Cook, John Mayall, and the Allman Brothers (Who got a special case of the "Stormy Monday" Blues when they had to repay royalties to the famous Texan bluesman who penned it.) In 1999 a great album with Steveie Ray Vaughn and Albert King was finally released of their only recorded sessions together:  the first cut is "Stormy Monday."  Albert asks Stevie, "You remember that?"

That Uber Gruppe, with Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce, Cream did it, and you can hear it here,

However, you might not understand the difference between bumming out on any given monday 'cause your tired from the drinkin' and dancin'; and then the beginning of the work week when your 'baby done left you'. And, it will become obvious that the same escapes that work on any given week will not work, now, like: getting paid, partying on the weekend, and then praisin' the Lord. Because, then you wind up on one's knees praying, tears flowin' like a Mississipi flood for the other half of that joined flesh to return. Oh, you really got the blues, now. That's why they call it --

Stormy Monday.

---T-Bone Walker

 

They call it stormy Monday,
but Tuesday's just as bad.
They call it stormy Monday,
but Tuesday's just as bad.
Lord, and Wednesday's worse,
'n Thursday's oh so sad.

The eagle flies on Friday,
Saturday I go out to play.
The eagle flies on Friday,
Saturday I go out to play.
Sunday I go to church,
I get down to pray:

Lord have mercy,
lord, have mercy on me.
Lord have mercy, Lord,
have mercy on me.
You know I'm tryin',
tryin' to find my baby,
Please send her on home to me.

 


Note: There are probably several blues clubs called by this name, one is in Merrimack, New Hampshire at 438 Daniel Webster Highway, and another called Live Cafe Stormy Monday is in Yokohama, Japan.

Source:
http://www.bluesforpeace.com/lyrics/stormy-monday.htm (The copyright allows the lyrics to be used for scholarship and private study only.)

(Note: A re-issued rescued node, for Content Salvage Certification)

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