Friday, August 21, 2015

Worried Blues

Don't leave me, baby.
I need to go where it's warm.
I've never been there.

"Worried Blues," which showed up on the first Bootleg Series album in 1991, was recorded in 1962 for "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" album, but ultimately didn't make it. It's an old folk song that riffs off the line in "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad" about going somewhere warm, as in, "I'm going where the climate suits my clothes." That's the line that Fred Neill used and Harry Nilsson sang in "Everybody's Talkin'," the theme song to "Midnight Cowboy." 

I got those worried blues
And I got those worried  blues
I got those worried blues
I got those worried blues, Lord
I'm a-going where I never been before.
I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm going where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm going where the climate suits my clothes.

Honey baby don't leave me now
Honey baby don't leave me now
Oh honey baby don't leave me now
Honey baby don't leave me now
I got trouble in my mind.

Listen to that cold whistle blow, Lord
Listen to that cold whistle blow
Listen to that cold whistle blow
Listen to that cold whistle blow
I'm a-going where I never been before.

So I got those worried blues, Lord
I got those worried blues
I got those worried blues
I got those worried blues
I'm going where I never been before.



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