B.B. King - "Stormy Monday Blues" - Live 1996




"Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)" (commonly referred to as "Stormy Monday") is a song written and recorded by American blues electric guitar pioneer T-Bone Walker. It is a slow twelve-bar blues performed in the West Coast blues-style that features Walker's smooth, plaintive vocal and distinctive guitar work. As well as becoming a record chart hit in 1948, it inspired B.B. King and others to take up the electric guitar. "Stormy Monday" became Walker's best-known and most-recorded song.


"Stormy Monday" is one of the most popular blues standards, with numerous renditions. As well as being necessary for blues musicians, it is also found in the repertoires of many jazz, soul, pop, and rock performers. The song is included in the Grammy, Rock and Roll, and Blues Foundation halls of fame as well as the U.S. Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.





Lyrics


They called it stormy Monday, but Tuesday is as just as bad

Oh, they called it, they called it stormy Monday, but Tuesday, Tuesday is as just as bad

Oh, Wednesday is worst and Thursday oh so sad


The eagle flies on Friday now, Saturday I'll go out to play

Oh, the eagle, the eagle flies on Friday

Saturday I'll go out and play

Sunday I'll go to church, and I fall on my knees and pray


I say, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me

But Lord, Lord have mercy Lord have mercy on me

You know I'm crazy 'bout my baby

Lord, please send my baby back on to me

Help me out here man, help me out


Sun rise in the east, it set up in the west

Yes, the sun rise in the east baby, and it set up in the west

It's hard to tell, it's hard to tell, it's hard to tell

Which one, which one, which one a little bad


Yeah! Go ahead Do it one more time

Oh, the eagle flies on Friday

Saturday I'll go out to play

Oh, the eagle flies on Friday

You know Saturday I'll go out to play

Sunday I'll go out to the signify church

Oh when I'll fall down on my knees and pray


I say, Lord have mercy Lord have mercy on me

Lord, Lord, Lord have mercy on me

Please, have mercy on me

You know I'm crazy, crazy 'bout my baby

Please, send her back, send her back on to me


Yeah!

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