In a blue mood

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My Blue Blue Girl

written & performed by George J. Raymond

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Every-time I look at you

My blue blue girl

Hair of brown & eyes of brown

What a blue blue girl

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What did I do (my baby)

to make you so blue? (my baby my blue)

My blue blue girl

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Every-time i take you out

My blue blue girl

all you do is sit and pout

My blue blue girl

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What did I do (my baby)

to make you so blue? (my baby my blue)

My blue blue girl

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I lay awake at night

wondering why you’re so blue

and I

just don’t know what to do

Oh me

I love you

20 thoughts on “In a blue mood

    • Thanks. It was recorded in the late 70s, early 80s, with the idea of having my grandfather, who had played the trumpet in Chicago Jazz bands in the 1930s, to do the solo. Unfortunately, he passed away before it was done, & my dad was left to improvise the middle part. As with a lot of the songs my dad recorded, it was then discarded, and subsequently pulled out of the waste basket by me, so that it why the quality is so poor. But I love it. I’ll post the lyrics separately.

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      • What bands did your grandfather play in? Any recordings of his playing? Those was an amazing era to be involved in the Chicago jazz scene. Was it mostly Dixieland or…?

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      • All questions I would like to know myself, but my family never discussed the past. Never to my memory, anyway. In that same tradition, my dad would record these songs and then throw the cassette away. If I was lucky I would find it and save it. But as to my grandfather I don’t think he was ever recorded. The only recordings of his playing were done at home and subsequently taped over or lost. Before he died, a doctor, hearing that he played and sang back in the 30s asked him what kind of voice he had. My grandfather said in a whisper, “Crooner.”

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      • My sister signed up for ancestry, as well, and found a photo of a relative from the nineteenth century who could easily pass as my more dignified twin. I admit seeing it sort of shook me up. He owned a funeral parlor, which is perfect as I could totally see myself doing the same.

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    • Every-time I look at you, my blue blue girl,
      hair of brown, eyes of brown, but a blue blue girl
      What did I do, my baby, to make you so blue, my baby, my blue, my blue blue girl
      Every-time I take you out, my blue blue girl,
      all you do is sit & pout, my blue blue girl.
      What did I do, my baby, to make you so blue, my baby, my blue, my blue blue girl
      I lay awake at night, wondering why you’re so blue, and I, just don’t know what to do, oh me, I love you.

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      • No problem tref. Bottom line is i dig it. I’m no music expert but I know what I like and that’s all that matters to my babyhead ears. I need to hear more and I’m sure others would enjoy it too. I hate to make comparisons but it has that Billy Swan ‘I Can help’ vibe. But it has it’s own unique thing going on.

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