Blues Bar

19 Dec

by Stella De Genova

Take away the blues with the blues

Give me some wailin’ sax, some screamin’ harmonica

Let’s hear some grinding guitar and the 1, 2, 3, 4 beat.

Sing about lost money, bad women and good whiskey.

 

To walk down the same Chicago streets they did

And bear witness to the nightly reincarnation

of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters,

Howlin’ Wolf and Junior Wells.

 

The rhythms stir up images of the originals,

The heartbreaking sound of 3 o’Clock Blues

The foot-stomping Hoochie Coochie Man,

Somebody help me cuz I can’t help myself

 

The old singing the new, the new singing the old

The music and the words are timeless

The ghosts in the room lift my spirits

and won’t let me forget, we all got the blues and it feels good.

Listen to Merry Christmas, Baby by Charles Brown

To all of our readers and writers, I’d like to say thank you for your support of the spirit and content of Vision Through Words. I wish you love & peace in this Holiday Season and a very Happy & Healthy New Year! Very Sincerely, Stella.

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6 Responses to “Blues Bar”

  1. smilejones December 21, 2015 at 9:46 AM #

    Love it!

  2. Andrea December 21, 2015 at 11:45 AM #

    Merry Christmas, Stella with wishes for a healthy, happy, creative 2016!

  3. Al DeGenova December 22, 2015 at 8:29 AM #

    and it feels good…nice piece.

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