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Lovesick Blues

This song is by Emmett Miller and appears on the compilation American Pop: An Audio History - From Minstrels to Mojo: On Record, 1893-1946 (1998) and on the compilation American Epic: The Collection (2017).

This song has been covered by various artists under the title "Lovesick Blues".
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Sam, you sure do look like you got "the miseries"
Man, I-I ain't got no "miseries", I-I'm got "the blues". Tha-that's what's the matter with me
The bird's singing in the trees, and the sun am shining, you shouldn't have no blues
I know I-I shouldn't have 'em but-but I got every known indication of being in that condition
W-what's the matter, did they lock up your bootlegger?
No, it wasn't that. I went home this morning and peeped through the window. That sweet thing of mine had done crawled out, so now I've got them "lovesick blues".


I'm in love, I'm in love with a beautiful gal
That's what's the matter with me
I'm in love, I'm in love with a beautiful gal
But she don't care about me

To make her love me I tried
Lord, how I sighed and I cried
But she just refused
And ever since my mama's gone away
I've got them lovesick blues

I've got the feeling called "the blue's"
Since my mama said "Goodbye"
It seems I don't know what to do
All I do is sit and cry, oh lord

That last, long day we spent alone
I'm yearning for it yet
She thrilled me, filled me
With a kind of lovin'
I never will forget

The way she called me "sweet daddy"
Was just a beautiful dream
I hate to think that it's all over
I lost my heart it seems, oh lord

I got so used to her somehow
But I'm nobody's baby-papa now
It's awful when you're lonesome
You got them "lovesick blue's", oh lord

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