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    "Birth of the Blues" Lyrics

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    Oh! they say some people long ago
    Were searching for a diff'rent tune,
    One that they could croon
    As only they can.

    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:

    They heard the breeze in the trees
    Singing weird melodies
    And they made that
    The start of the blues.

    And from a jail came the wail
    Of a down hearted frail,
    And they played that
    As part of the blues.

    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.

    And then they nursed it, rehearsed it,
    And gave out the news
    That the southland
    Gave birth to the blues!
    This song was submitted on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by B.G. Desylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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