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Blues In The Night Lyrics

Artist: Rosemary Clooney
Album: Blues In The Night

My mama done tol' me,
When I was in knee pants,
My mama done tol' me,
Son! A woman'll sweet talk
And give ya the big eye;
But when the sweet talkin's done,
A woman's a two face
A worrisome thing
Who'll leave ya t'sing
The blues in the night

Now the rain's a fallin',
Hear the train a collin'
Whoo-ee (my mama done tol' me)
Hear dat lonesome whistle
Blowin' cross the trestle,
Whoo-ee (my mama done tol' me)
A whoo-ee-duh-whoo-ee, ol' clickety clack's
A echoin' back th' blues in the night

The evenin' breeze'll start the trees to cryin'
And the moon'll hide its light
When you get the blues in the night

Take my word, the mockin' bird'll
Sing the saddest kind o' song
He knows things are wrong and he's right
From Natchez to Mobile,
From Memphis to St. Joe,
Wherever the four winds blow,
I been in some big towns,
An' heard me some big talk,
But there is one thing I know
A woman's a two face,
A worrisome thing
Who'll leave ya t'sing the blues in the night
My mama was right, there's blues in the night


by Georgina Franks on 3/3/2009 3:59am
the lyric is "a man is a two face", not "a woman's a two face".

The first verse should go like this:

My momma done tole me
When I was in pigtails
A man's gonna sweet talk
And give you the big eye
But when the sweet talkin's done
A man is a two face
Who'll leave you to sing
The blues in the night.
by Mason Hume on 11/30/2011 7:43am
The comment by Georgina Franks above is INCORRECT. Harold Arlen wrote the score and Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics for this song, which was featured in the 1941 movie of the same name: "Blues in the Night." It was sung in the movie by a guy in a jail cell and was written just as Ms. Clooney later sang it, with the lyrics set out above. The version Georgina is most likely referencing in her comment is the Dinah Shore version, with which she hit the charts n 1942 -- a version which CHANGED Mercer's lyrics from a man's point of view about women to a woman's point of view about men. This version required the "new" lyrics Georgina recounts. The bastardized version did well and is remembered now by many as the original version...but it ain't.
by Rowann on 6/11/2012 10:40am
No one said it was the original version. There is a video on Youtube of Rosemary Clooney singing the song from a female point of view, that's the only version I've heard from her so I was as startled as Georgina when I read the male lyrics (that I had only heard from Cab Calloway and Frank Sinatra before). Admit it makes much more sense for her to sing the female version of the lyrics.
by amanda mason 9/8/14 on 8/9/2014 8:46am
i t had to happen again steve rolph called me darling again i thought i was on cloud nine again.

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