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Paul Help: Worried Blues (11) RE: Help: Worried Blues 19 Dec 99

Hey Steve,

I don't know if we're talking about the same song; I've never heard this Dylan song before. There's an old traditional blues that has been recorded by Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Terry, Chuck Berry (believe it or not, it's an excellent version), Lightnin' Hopkins, Canned Heat, Jackson Delta, and many many more. It goes under the title Worried Blues, Worried Life Blues, You Ain't Gonna Worry Me, Gonna Worry My Life, Trouble No More, You Ain't Gonna Trouble Me No More ... as many titles as performers.
Oh lordy lord
Oh lordy lord
It hurts me so bad
I cried much too hard
But someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my life anymore

So many nights
Since you've been gone
I sat and worried
My poor life along
But someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my life anymore

Those are the two reasonably standard first verses. But from there, people seem to add their own verses. It's a fantastic song.

I hope that's what you're looking for.


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