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Woke Up This Morning (standard:poetry, 171 words)
Author: kendall thomasAdded: Jul 09 2003Views/Reads: 2371/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A blues song. As an old bluesman once said, "If it don't start with 'I woke up this morning', then it's not the blues."

Woke Up This Morning 

by Jack Straw 


Well I woke up this morning 

feeling so blue. 

My whiskey was gone 

and so were you. 


Now it's a sad, sad thing 

that a man's got to lose 

the only two things 

that chase away the blues. 


My whiskey was one 

the other was you. 

My whiskey was sweet 

and my woman was too. 


Now the streets are empty 

late at night, 

and if you ain't got no money 

then you ain't got no life. 


Seems like god made 

two things to settle up: 

one was my whiskey, 

one was my life. 


But when both are gone 

and it's too hard to bear 

there's nothing to turn to, 

no one to care. 


In the streets 

there's no answer 

there's not even 

a prayer. 


And every morning 

that comes 

is a morning 

that's bare. 


And if you ain't 

got no whiskey 

and someone to share 

it's a world got no answers 

not even a prayer. 


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