Joe Dawson

The blues blew in today

Notice of absence from Joe Dawson
Called away again, be back around end of October. Be good feel the love.

A sky that cried, a dark moonrise,

A storm that lost its way,

The air is still, a sudden chill,

The blues blew in today.


It took my heart quite by surprise,

I shed a tear in vain,

I caught my breath, I guess you’ve guessed,

The blues blew in today.


No warning sign, no preface,

No messenger to say,

A breeze aloft and there it was,

The blues blew in today.


A fateful salutation,

On a melancholy date,

A haunting draught, Miss Fortune laught,

The blues blew in today.


It may not last forever,

I seek a quick escape,

But in between, I take my leave,

The blues blew in today.


A chord struck on a keyboard,

The pianist needs a shave,

No point tonight, the bar is quiet

The blues blew in today.


© Joseph G Dawson


  • Fay Slimm

    Love this liltingly good play on words Joe - - you rhyme so well the read led me to singing it - - to my own tune of course........

    • Joe Dawson

      Thanks Fay, I have been a musician all my life and find lyrics easy to write and hard to avoid. It is fair to say that I set out to write poetry but often the finished article is clearly a song. So pleased you liked it. Bless you. Joe

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