Original Song – “Still Got The Blues”

Still Got The Blues is an earthy song about feelings and emotion, inklings and disconnect, relationships and uncertainty, and of chemistry and discontent.  The blues is a very powerful medium to convey the feelings and raw emotion of being down-on-your-luck – of broken relationships, personal loss and wandering down a lonely, dusty road to nowhere in particular.  Life often has to take a turn-for-the-worse and hit rock bottom before things start looking up again – because it’s physically impossible once you’ve hit rock bottom to be dragged down any further. This song isn’t autobiographical, but instead tells the story a singer whose relationship doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.  While his Baby professes her love for the singer, he doesn’t see it in her actions – which creates a disconnect between his desires for their relationship and his reality – creating a classic context for the blues – love gone wrong…  “My Baby says she loves me, But still I’ve got the blues, ‘Cause you know she’s never around…”

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I recorded “Still Got The Blues” in one take on Set 15 in 1997, and it tells the fictional story of a singer having the blues, because his baby’s never around ~ despite her assurances of loving him. The song starts off slowly and picks up some speed and changes keys between verses in order to tell the singer’s story of heartbreak ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Still Got The Blues" - "Pages Of Life", Collected Works Volume XII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Still Got The Blues

“Pages Of Life”, Collected Works Volume XII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

     F#                          E

My Baby says she loves me

     F#                    E

But still I’ve got the blues

     F#                          E

My Baby says she loves me

     F#                    E

But still I’ve got the blues

     F#                    E

But still I’ve got the blues     (x3)

                 F               C       G

‘Cause you know she’s never around     (x4)

Verse Two:

     B♭                          G

My Baby says she loves me

      B♭                   G

She says her love is true

     B♭                          G

My Baby says she loves me

      B♭                   G

She says her love is true

      B♭                   G

She says her love is true     (x3)

            F             C               G

But you know I’ve still got the blues     (x4)

Verse Three:

F#          E

She’s my Baby

F#                 E

And I love her true

F#          E

She’s my Baby

F#                 E

And I love her true

F#                 E

And I love her true     (x3)

      F      C     G

But what will I do     (x4)

Verse Four:

     B♭                          G

My Baby says she loves me

     B♭                    G

But still I’ve got the blues

     B♭                          G

My Baby says she loves me

     B♭                    G

But still I’ve got the blues

     B♭                    G

But still I’ve got the blues     (x3)

            F         C    G

I’m just singing the blues     (x4)

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