Meaning Of The BluesWords & Music by Leah Worth & Bobby Troup
Recorded by Julie London, 1957
Am F D9 E7-9 Blue was just the color of the sea, Am F Bm7-5 E7 Til my lover left me; Am F D9 E7-9 Blue was just a bluebird in a tree, Gm7 Dm7 Am E7 Til he said "Forget me." C G F G Blue always made me think of summer, C Am7 Bm7-5 E7 Cloudless summer skies so fresh and warm; Am F Am7 F But now the blue I see is more like winter Dm A7 F Bm7-5 E Winter skies with clouds about to storm. Am F D9 E7-9 Blue was just the color of his eyes Am F Bm7-5 E7 Til he said "Goodbye, love." Am F D9 E7-9 Blue was just a ribbon for first prize Gm7 Dm7 Am E7 Til he said, "Don't cry, love." F Dm7 Bm7-5 G7 And blues were only torch songs F Dm7 Bbm9 Fashioned for impulsive ingénues; Am F D9 E7-9 But now I know, too well I know, F Dm7 Bm7-5 E7 Am Too well I know the meaning of the blues.