The Dirty Mac - "Yer Blues" (Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Keith Richards & Mitch Mitchell)





Recorded before a live audience in London in 1968, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was originally conceived as a BBC-TV special. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, it centers on the original line up of The Rolling Stones -- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman (with Nicky Hopkins and Rocky Dijon) -- who serve as both the show’s hosts and featured attraction. For the first time in front of an audience, “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” performs six Stones classics.


The program also includes extraordinary performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, Yoko Ono, and The Dirty Mac. A ‘supergroup’ before the term had even been coined, the band was comprised of Eric Clapton (lead guitar), Keith Richards (bass), Mitch Mitchell of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (drums) and John Lennon on guitar and vocals.


"Yer Blues" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, from their 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as "the White Album"). Though credited to Lennon–McCartney, the song was written and composed by John Lennon during the Beatles' retreat in Rishikesh, India. The song is a parody of blues music, specifically English imitators of blues.







Lyrics



Yes, I'm lonely

Want to die

Yes, I'm lonely

Want to die

If I ain't dead already

Oh, girl, you know the reason why


In the morning

Want to die

In the evening

Want to die

If I ain't dead already

Oh, girl, you know the reason why


My mother was of the sky

My father was of the earth

But I am of the universe

And you know what it's worth


I'm lonely

Want to die

If I ain't dead already

Oh, girl, you know the reason why


The eagle picks my eye

The worm he licks my bone

I feel so suicidal

Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones


Lonely

Want to die

If I ain't dead already

Oh, girl, you know the reason why


Black cloud crossed my mind

Blue mist round my soul

Feel so suicidal

Even hate my rock and roll


Want to die

Yeah, want to die

If I ain't dead already

Oh, girl, you know the reason why




Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Yer Blues lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




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