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Woke Up This Morning (standard:poetry, 171 words)
Author: kendall thomasAdded: Jul 09 2003Views/Reads: 1619/0Story 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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