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Learnin' the Blues

This song is by Frank Sinatra & Count Basie and appears on the album This Is Sinatra! (1956) by Frank Sinatra and on the album The Capitol Years (1990).

This song has been covered by Lou Rawls under the title "Learnin' the Blues".
The tables are empty - the dance floor's deserted
You play the same love song - it's the tenth time you've heard it
That's the beginning - just one of the clues
You've had your first lesson - in learnin' the blues

The cigarettes you light - one after another
Won't help you forget her - and the way that you love her
You're only burning - a torch you can't lose
But you're on the right track - for learnin' the blues

When you're at home alone, the blues will taunt you - constantly
When you're out in a crowd, the blues will haunt your memory

The nights when you don't sleep - the whole night you're crying
You just can't forget her - soon you even stop trying
You'll walk the floor - and wear out your shoes
When you feel your heart break - you're learnin' the (those) blues


Written by:

Delores Vicki Silvers

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