Just thrilled that this Song Lyrics Sunday theme is blues. So many possibilities! I chose Flip, Flop and Fly, first by the Downchild Blues Band, and  2nd by the Blues Brothers as examples of the fluidity of the blues. How you make the “blues” your own through a musical riff and change in the lyrics.

I chose a set of lyrics from songlyrics.com – but the range was absolutely amazing, with genders and sensuousness malleable.

 

downchild 40 year concert

winterland 1978

[Blues Brothers, The
Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From House Of Blues]*
Flip, Flop & Fly
Well now when i get the blues, gonna get me a rockin’ chair
Well now when i get the blues, gonna get me a rockin’ chair
When the blues overtake me, gonna rock right away from here
Now when i get lonesome i get on the telephone
Now when i get lonesome i get on the telephone
Well, i call my baby, tell her i’m on my way back home
Well, flip, flop & fly
I don’t care if i die
Flip, flop & fly
I don’t care if i die
Don’t ever leave me, don’t ever say goodbye
Give me one last kiss; hold it a long, long time
Give me one last kiss; hold it a long, long time
Well, hold that kiss ’til i feel it in my head like wine
Well, here come my baby, flashin’ a new gold tooth
Well, here come my baby, flashin’ a new gold tooth

Well, she’s so small she can mambo in a pay phone booth
Well, flip, flop & fly
I don’t care if i die
Flip, flop & fly
I don’t care if i die
Don’t ever leave me, don’t ever say goodbye
[Well, like a mississippi bullfrog sittin’ on a hollow stump
Well, like a mississippi bullfrog sittin’ on a hollow stump
I got so many women i don’t know which way to jump
Well, flip, flop & fly
I don’t care if i die
Flip, flop & fly
I don’t care if i die
Don’t ever leave me, don’t ever say goodbye ]*

* Particular to the  Blues Brothers’ own version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reed

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