Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me

A 1919 popular song. Words and music by Charles McCarron, Casey Morgan & Arthur Swanstrom, published by Jos. W. Stern & Co.


The sheet music:


Backing track by Fred Feild:


Lyrics:

1. What is that song about kisses
What is that song about smiles
If I could have my way, I’d sing a song today
That would beat them all by miles
I wouldn’t sing about smiling
That’s not the title I’d choose
I would sing about what I’ve got
And what I’ve got’s the weary blues

Chorus:
There are BLUES that you get from worry
There are BLUES that you get from pain
And there are BLUES when you’re lonely
For your one and only
The BLUES you can never explain
There are BLUES that you get from longing
But the bluest BLUES that be
Are the sort of BLUES that’s on my mind
They’re the very meanest kind
The BLUES my naughty sweetie gives to me

2. No use in chasing those rainbows
Rainbows will never help you
They look so bright and gay, But they will fade away
Then you’ll find the sky’s all BLUE
Look at the ocean and that’s BLUE
My sweetie’s eyes are BLUE, too
When she got me she BLEW away
And naturally that makes me BLUE

Chorus:
There are BLUES that you get when single
Those are BLUES that will give you pain
And there are BLUES when you’re lonely
For your one and only
The BLUES you can never explain
There are BLUES that you get from longing
To hold someone on your knee
But the kind of BLUES that always stabs
Comes from hiring taxicabs
The BLUES my naughty sweetie gives to me

Chorus:
There are BLUES that you get from sweetie
When she ‘phones to another guy
And there are BLUES when your honey
Spends all of your money
And BLUES when she tells you a lie
There are BLUES that you get when married
Wishing that you could be free
But the kind of BLUES that’s good and BLUE
Comes from buying wine for two
The kind of BLUES my sweetie gives to me