Wednesday, December 09, 2009

(2) 'Mean Woman Blues' - Elvis Presley - Lyrics

Mean Woman Blues (Elvis' Version)
I got a woman mean as she can be
I got a woman mean as she can be
Sometimes I think she's almost mean as me
A black cat up and died of fright
Cause he crossed her path last night
Kissed so hard she proved my lips
Hurts so good my heart just flips...
By: Claude Demetrius.
Image from: Loving You poster


Roger said...

Strange title for a song!

Andy Young* said...

It's BLUES music and the lyrics usually tell a sad tale. But this particular version is faster with a hand-clapping rhythm.

Another famous one is "Summertime" which begins with, "Summertime and the livin' is easy/Bees are hummin' and the cotten is ripe/Your daddy's rich and your mamma's good lookin'/So hush pretty baby, don't you cry..."

Most songs have the same theme.

Andy Young* said...

Just a footnote to the above. Summertime is also known as a 'jazz standard' which I have covered in another posting. But it's got this bluesy beat.

Wikipedia has short articles on the two songs.