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Lyrics by: B.B. King
# Debut Chart
13 May '69 R&B
61 May '69 Hot 100

Lyrics

Everybody wanna know Why I sing the blues Everybody wanna know Why I sing the blues I've been around a long time Really paid my dues When I first got the blues They brought me over on a ship There was men standing over me And a lot more with a whip And everybody wanna know Why I sing the blues I've been around a long time Really paid my dues Laid in a ghetto flat Cold and numb I heard the rats tell the bedbugs To give the roaches some


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And everybody wanna know Why I'm singing the blues I've been around a long time Really paid my dues Yes, I have Went down to the welfare store To get myself some grits and stuff Woman stood up and she said You haven't been around long enough And everybody wanna know Why I'm singing the blues I've been around a long time Really paid my dues, yes, I have You know, the prophet, he told me Son, you're gonna lose But it seems like everybody around me Everybody's got the blues And I've had 'em a long time Really paid my dues But I ain't ashamed of it People, I just love to sing my blues

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