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All my biscuits are broken,
and I'm eating the crumbs.
Sometimes you just take it
any way that it comes.

Oh, my baby is rambling,
and I can't track her down.
It's three weeks tomorrow
since she rolled out of town.

And I know she's a good girl
and she won't do me wrong,
but the days are so empty
and the nights are too long.

I ate all the oysters
and I'm down to the shells.
You know we all do things
that none of us tells.

And my best friends are tired
of me singing the blues -
well, if I told the truth, friends,
I'd say I'm tired too.

But I need a companion
when I get so lowdown.
When my friends say, "Good night, Slim,"
the blues stick around.

When my baby gets back here,                  
I will send them away.
I'll say, "Thanks for your time, blues,
I don't need you today."

Every cat has its whiskers,
every dog has its day.
When your baby is rambling,
got to see it that way.
Regular blues.
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SZografos Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
This is wonderful!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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SZografos Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
my pleasure!
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it could be worse
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh what a great track. i need to listen to more led zeppelin. thanks.

btw, have you heard Robert Plant's newest album - "Band of Joy"? very, very good.
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no...haven't heard....wow recorded in Nashville
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
not a "country" record, though it has some acoustic strings - much better than the one with Alison Kraus last year
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DaughterSky Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
I'm a sucker for some bluesy broken biscuits.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D Thanks very much!
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DaughterSky Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
I'll be wanting butter and jam on those broken biscuits...
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
The fridge is nearly bare but there might be some, I'll check :D
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PrettyCrazy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I ate all the oysters
and I'm down to the shells.
You know we all do things
that none of us tells.


:heart:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
:iconbowplz: thanks - that was my favorite stanza too
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living-stone Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
smiling with an aww as well :)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
:D thank you!
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living-stone Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
:) your welcome!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
That last stanza packs a punch!
Irregular blues...hmmmm...will you be trying your hand at these soon?
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks!

The irregular blues are in the "here there be dragons" part of the blues map... I'll have to see if those waters can be navigated without a chart!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
And if your internal gyroscope takes you in that direction....
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
As long as it will bring me back again I'll follow it!
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hang in there, she'll be back.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
So far she always has been...
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
i wonder what a "non regular" blues would look like :)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
it would have to... well, that is to say, it... that's a very good question! :lol:
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
:D
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BarkingMadRon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
great good humored blues! :thumbsup:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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