Blue BayouWords & 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.