Blue Bayou

Words & Music by Joe Melson & Roy Orbison
Recorded by Roy Orbison, 1963 (#15)
Also by Linda Ronstadt, 1977 (#3)


   A                   A6      A
I feel so bad, I got a worried mind;

E              E7/6    E7
I'm so lonesome all the time

E              E7/6    E7       A           
Since I left my baby behind on Blue Bayou;

A
Saving nickels, saving dimes, 

E
Working till the sun don't shine,

E                                    A
Looking forward to happier times on Blue Bayou.



Refrain:

          A      A9      A        A9           E7
I'm going back someday, come what may, to Blue Bayou,

         E7sus4     E7            E7sus4   E7            A
Where the folks are fine, and the world is mine on Blue Bayou.

            A9       A               A7/9    A7
Where those fishing boats with their sails afloat,

  D9        D   Dm6
If I could only see

      A6                        E              A9       A
That familiar sunrise through sleepy eyes, how happy I'd be.


A            A6     A
Gonna see my baby again;

E             E7/6        E7
Gonna be with some of my friends 

E               E7/6     E7      A 
Maybe I'll feel better again on Blue Bayou

A                A6      A
Saving nickels, saving dimes, 

E
Working till the sun don't shine,

E                                    A
Looking forward to happier times on Blue Bayou.


Refrain:



(Instrumental Interlude -   half of refrain)

         A9      A  A7/9    A7
Oh that girl of mine by my side,

     D9     D           Dm6
The silver moon and the evening tide;

    A6          A          E              A
Oh, some sweet day, gonna take away this hurtin' inside.

          E6       E         E6         E
Well I'd never be blue, my dreams come true

  E7sus4  E7    A   A6/9  A
On Blue  Bay - ou.




 
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