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Bleeding Hearted Blues


by Lovie Austin
recording of June 14, 1923
The Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 (Columbia/Legacy C2K-47091), copyright notice

When you're sad and lonely
Thinking about you only
Feeling disgusted and blue
Ah, your heart is aching
Yes, it's almost breaking
No one to tell your troubles to
That's the time you'll hang your head,
And begin to cry

All your friends forsake you,
Trouble overtakes you
And your good man turns you down
Evil talk about you
Everybody doubt you
And your friends can't be found
Not a soul to ease your pain
You will plead in vain
You've got those bleeding hearted blues
Say baby, tell me what's on your mind
Pretty papa, tell me what's on your mind
You keep my poor heart achin'
I'm worried all the time

I give up every friend that I had
Yes, I give up every friend that I had
I give up my mother
I even give up dear old dad

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