Lovesick Blues - chords, tab and comments
This song is *not* written by Hank Williams, as the majority of country fans seem to believe. That bloke never used more than 3 chords in his songs; often only 2 (G, D). It's not even a country tune. It's a song from Tin Pan Alley, 1922: written by Cliff Friend, assisted with "lyrics" by music publisher Irving Mills (who often else were credited due to publishing rights). But the 1948 recording by HW made the song famous ... and HW famous. Funny, because HW hardly ever performed and recorded covers.
I regard yodeling a human plague, as well as singing falsetto for no reasons. It sounds ridiculous. But "Lovesick Blues" *is* ridiculous. It's vaudeville, and I've got sense of humour. My humble album collection contains 2 live versions of this snappy tune, both remarkable: "Charlie Pride in Person" and "Don McLean Solo". The first for the purest yodeling I've ever heard; the latter for common skill.
But I've never performed this one in public, and I never will. It belongs to my inner circle of very good and confidential friends.
I got a feeling called the blues oh Lawd since my baby said goodbye
E7 A ... A7
Lawd I don't know what to do all I do is sit and sigh
D D7 A F#
that last long day she said goodbye well Lawd I thought I would cry
she'd do me she'd do you she's got the kind of loving
B7 E7 A ... A7 E
Lawd I love to hear her when she calls me sweet daddy such a beautyful dream
I hate to think it's all over I've lost my heart it seems
I've grown so used to you somehow
but I'm nobody's sugar daddy now
B7 E7 A
and I'm lonesome I got the lovesick blues
cause I'm in love I'm in love with a beautyful gal
that's the matter with me
well I'm in love I'm in love with a beautyful gal
but she don't care about me
oh Lawd I tried and I tried to keep her satisfied but that gal wouldn't stay
B B7 E
so now that she is leaving this is all I can say