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I had no time for the blues,
but they had time for me.
They came to my house
about a quarter to three.

I had to get out of bed
when they knocked on the door.
But why had they come?
They would not tell me what for.

I was awake with the blues
for the rest of the night.
And oh, I saw the blues
by the dawn's early light.

It was a quarter to nine,
I had things I should do.
But I couldn't go out,
I was feeling so blue.

And so I said to the blues,
you must have somewhere to go.
They glanced at the time
and they answered me no.

I had no time for the blues
but the blues didn't care.
All the time in the world
is what the blues have to spare.
For :iconfredfree:, who gave me the title.

(The second couplet of the third stanza alludes to the beginning of the U.S. national anthem, "Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light...")
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Francis would be proud...well done
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Heh, well, he might - thanks!
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
i laid back reclined
No time for the blues
all my emotions declined
no time for the blues
my future resigned
no time for the blues

i was seeing Red
no time for the blues
it was all in my head
no time for the blues

oh say ca you see
the blues in me
oh say can you see
the light for me.

lad back reclined
it's time for the blues
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
:clap:
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
:)
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
"They glanced at the time
and they answered me no." Great sense of humor Bro. It can keep you alive when nothing else works. A keeper.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, James. And you are so right about humor.
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
..smile.. off to work now....
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Kagedfish Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Lovely
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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