THE HAPPIEST TIMES I EVER HAD
(Was Whoo! Playin’ the Blues)

Having the blues and playing the blues
are two different kinds of news
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

Now don’t ask me to explain
‘cause I ain’t got no clues
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

I don’t wish you to get blues
‘cause having them don’t amuse
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

Sometimes the blues can kill you
‘bout break you in twos
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

The blues get you in the morning
your whole day be confused
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

Sometime the blues are discouragin’
everything you do you lose
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

The blues don’t give no warning
they sure don’t follow no rules
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

The blues wear out your mind
and the leather in your shoes
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

The blues will make you act primitive
like the monkeys in the zoos
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

The blues can make you hateful
and turn your brain to stews
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

They don’t get happy with drugs
they don’t get happy with booze
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

The blues can paint your heart
in every shade and hues
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

The pain can melt you down
but you can break it like a fuse
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

You have to have ‘em to play ‘em
but having them can abuse
the happiest times I ever had
was whoo! playin’ the blues.

 

(unrecorded, published in QUADRANT)