Lost verses of old Blues Songs

bluesyall Valerie Johnson Al B. Blue bluesyall@WILDBLUE.NET
Mon Sep 6 16:37:46 EDT 2010

I have been singing Tradition New Orleans Jazz and Blues for many years.  I
have noticed that the verse at the top of some of the old blues songs are
not normally sang anymore. These verses always have a different melody then
the rest of the song.  They are so beautiful and actually make the song make
a lot more sense.  Does anyone know if there is a special reason they have
been lost through the years?  If you know some - would you share them?
*Examples: *
* Trouble In Mind*
Trouble in Mind, Trouble in Mind
I'm feelin' lonesome and blue
Need sometime for thinkin'
Over what I had to go through
Never had such trouble
since the black cat cross my path
Trouble in mind I'm blue
How Long will it last.
(then "Trouble in mind, I'm blue.........."  rest of the song)

*CC Rider*
I feel so lonely, I feel so blue
I always feel so bad
I made a mistake, right from the start
and now it seems so hard to part
Go pen this letter
that I will write
I know you will believe it
when you recieve it

 (then the song starts)

We Wanna Blues You Up!
Valerie Johnson & Al B.Blue

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