Goodbye Blues

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Goodbye Blues - Leroy Carr
Piano in G, Scrapper Blackwell, guitar in D position, standard tuning, at G

(Instrumental verse)

Goodbye goodbye, I'll never enter your door no more
Goodbye goodbye, I'll never enter your door no more
I'm going to leave you now, you don't 'preciate me no more

When I'm gone the blues, will follow you night and day
When I'm gone, the blues will follow you night and day
Then you will be sorry baby that you didn't beg me to stay

Goodbye goodbye, your tears will be fallin' like rain
Goodbye goodbye, your tears will be fallin' like drops of rain
The river's low right now but your tears will make it rise again

I've got those good 'n' bye blues, those goodbye blues
The kind of blues you never can lose
To my friend farewell, a long farewell
I may be gone for a long long spell
I've got those goodbye blues
The kind of blues you never would choose
I've been a good man but my heart is hurt
Because a low-down woman, she done me like dirt
That's why I've got those so long, farewell, goodbye blues

Note: This is one of Leroy Carr's four "hybrid" blues songs. The first three verses are sung as a standard 12 bar blues. The final verse is sung in the style of a Jimmie Rodgers song.

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