Got Dem Blues


This is one of the earliest blues songs, sung in honky-tonks (bars) in the United States Southwest. (source: Sandburg)


(Folk song)

Got dem blues but I’m too mean, lordy,
I’m just too mean* to cry.
Spoken: Oh, I got dem blues.
Got dem blues but I’m just too mean to cry.
Yes, I got dem dirty blues,
But I’m just too mean to cry,
Yes, mean to cry.

*original lyrics: too damn mean


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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