MEANING OF THE BLUES
(Bobby Troup / Leah Worth)
as recorded by Julie London
with Russ Garcia & his Orchestra
Blue was just the colour of the sea,
'Til my lover left me!
Blue was just a bluebird in a tree,
'Til he said "Forget me!".
Blue always made me think of Summer,
Cloudless Summer skies so fresh and warm,
But now the blue I see is more like Winter,
Winter skies with clouds about to storm.
Blue was just the colour of his eyes,
'Til he said "Goodbye love!".
Blue was just a ribbon for first prize,
'Til he said "Don't cry love!".
And blues were only torch songs,
Fashioned for impulsive ingenues,
But now I know,
Too well I know,
Too well I know the meaning of the blues!
Blue was just the colour of his eyes!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - May 2014)