If The Blues Ever Ends

Go on without me I’m staying here
Where the skies are still blue and the waters run clear
I’ve been dreaming of this thirty years or more
With a pain in my heart that I bought one time in a record store

Didn’t see it coming just music I thought
But the blues took my soul and I spent my life caught
I’ve still got the blues but they’re worth nothing more
Than this pain in my heart that I bought one time in a record store
Mississippi John Hurt - Big Joe Williams and friends
Can you come back and tell me if the blues ever ends

Small town kid nowhere to run
Found a home in these voices baked in the sun
Voices soaked in the dreams of the poor
Made this pain in my heart that I bought one time in a record store
Mississippi John Hurt - Robert Johnson and friends
Can you come back and tell me if the blues ever ends

They sang about a different life
Where the master was god and could borrow your wife
I can’t claim I was ever whipped raw
Just got this pain in my heart that I bought one time in a record store

Go on without me I’m staying here
Where the skies are still blue and the waters run clear
I’ve been dreaming of this thirty years or more
With a pain in my heart that I bought one time in a record store
Mississippi John Hurt - John Lee Hooker and friends
Can you come back and tell me if the blues ever ends
Can you come back and tell me if the blues ever ends