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The Blues

Eric Clapton

℗ 1999

Тексты и видео:

Before You Accuse Me... Take a Look at Yourself [version 1]

(Eugene McDaniel)

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I've been spending my money on other women
You've been taking money from someone else

I called your mama 'bout three or four nights ago
I called your mama 'bout three or four nights ago
Well your mother said "Son"
Don't call my daughter no more"

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I've been spending my money on other women
You've been taking money from someone else

Come back home baby, try my love one more time
Come back home baby, try my love one more time
If I don't go on and quit you
I'm gonna lose my mind

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I've been spending my money on other women
You've been taking money from someone else

The Sky is Crying

(Elmore James — Morgan Robinson — Clarence Lewis)

The sky is crying, look at the tears rolling down the streets.
The sky is crying, look at the tears rolling down the streets.
I looked out my window, the rain was falling down in sheets.

My baby left me this morning, Lord knows I don't know the reason why.
My baby left me this morning, I don't know the reason why.
And everytime I think about it, I hang my head and cry.

The sun is shining, although it's raining in my heart.
The sun is shining, although it's raining in my heart.
I love my baby, I hate to see us part.

Alberta [previously unreleased]

(traditional)

Alberta, Alberta,
Where you been so long?
Alberta, Alberta,
Where you been so long?
Ain't had no loving
Since you've been gone.

Alberta, Alberta,
Where'd you stay last night?
Alberta, Alberta
Where'd you stay last night?
Come home this morning,
Clothes don't fit you right

Alberta, Alberta,
Girl, you're on my mind.
Alberta, Alberta,
Girl, you're on my mind.
Ain't had no loving
Such a great long time.

Alberta, Alberta,
Where you been so long?
Alberta, Alberta,
Where you been so long?
Ain't had no loving
Since you've been gone.

Early in the Morning

(traditional)

When a girl reach the age of 18
She begins to think she's grown,
And hat's the kind of little girl
You can never find at home.

Come and see me early in the morning,
Just about the break of day.
Want to see me hug my pillow
Where my baby used to lay?

One drink of wine,
Two drinks of gin.
Pretty young got me
In the shape I'm in.

Come and see me early in the morning,
Just about the break of day.
Want to see me hug my pillow
Where my baby used to lay?

I pass by the juke joint,
Look through the door.
She's doing the boogie-woogie
In the middle of the floor.

Come and see me early in the morning,
Just about the break of day.
Want to see me hug my pillow
Where my baby used to lay?

When a girl reach the age of 18
She begins to think she's grown,
And hat's the kind of little girl
You can never find at home.

Come and see me early in the morning,
Just about the break of day.
Want to see me hug my pillow
Where my baby used to lay?

County Jail Blues

(Alfred Fields)

They picked me up, put me in the county jail.
They picked me up, put me in the county jail.
They wouldn't let my woman come and post my bail.

Now I'm in prison, I've almost done my time.
Now I'm in prison, I've almost done my time.
They gave me six months, I had to work out nine.

I know my baby, she's gonna jump and shout.
I know my baby, she's gonna jump and shout.
When the train comes in and I come walking out.

Take these stripes from around me, chains from around my legs.
Take these stripes from around me, chains from around my legs.
The stripes don't hurt me; the chains could kill me dead.

Before You Accuse Me... Take a Look at Yourself [version 2]

(Eugene McDaniel)

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I've been spending my money on other women
You've been taking money from someone else

I called your mama 'bout three or four nights ago
I called your mama 'bout three or four nights ago
Well your mother said "Son"
Don't call my daughter no more"

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I've been spending my money on other women
You've been taking money from someone else

Come back home baby, try my love one more time
Come back home baby, try my love one more time
If I don't go on and quit you
I'm gonna lose my mind

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I've been spending my money on other women
You've been taking money from someone else