Mr. BlueWords & Music by DeWayne Blackwell
Recorded by The Fleetwoods, 1959 (#1
D Em7 A7 Gm7 D D9 Bm7 Gm7 A7 Em7 A7 D Our guardian star lost all his glow the day that I lost you; D Em7 A7 Gm7 D D9 Bm7 Gm7 He lost all his glitter the day you said "No" A7 Em7 A7 D and his silver turned to blue. D6 Gm7 D G D A7 Em7 A7 Like him, I am doubtful that your love is true; D G D A7 G/B Gm7 A Em7 A7 D Dalt G D A7 But if you decide to call on me, ask for Mis - ter Blue. D F#m G A7 Bm7 F#m G I'm Mr. Blue when you say you love me A7 F#m Bm7 Em7 Then prove it by goin' out on the sly A7 F#m7 Fm7 Em7 Provin' your love isn't true A7 D Em7 A7 Call me Mr. Blue D F#m G A7 Bm7 F#m G I'm Mr. Blue when you say you're sorry, A7 F#m Bm7 Em7 Then turn around, headin' for the lights of town A7 F#m7 Fm7 Em7 Hurtin' me through and through -- A7 D Call me Mr. Blue. Bridge: A7 Gdim A6 Dalt Gdim D I stay at home at night (I stay at home) A7 Gdim A6 Dalt Gdim Right by the phone at night (right by the phone) Bm7 F#m7 Bm7-5 E7 A7 A7 G D9 A7 But you won't call and I won't hurt my pride (call me mis - ter) D F#m G A7 Bm7 F#m G I won't tell you while you paint the town A7 F#m Bm7 Em7 A bright red to turn it upside down A7 F#m7 Fm7 Em7 A7 D Em7 A7 I'm paintin' it too -- but I'm paintin' it blue A7 A7/6 G Em7 D F#m7 Fm7 Em7 A7 A7/6 G Em7 D F#m7 Fm7 Em7 Call me Mis-ter Blue, call me Mis-ter Blue, A7 A7/6 G Em7 D Call me Mis-ter Blue.-
*Thanks to recent visitor Bronson Eden for the suggestion.
That suggestion prompted me to look a little deeper into this song that I ordinarily might have -- and in fact, I almost passed on it for being little more than an early-rock-era four-chorder. But as I actually listened to it, I recognized the existance of an intro verse, as many tunes from the 30s and 40s had, and which many songs of the 50s-60s eliminated. And the somewhat simple elegance of The Fleetwoods' harmony (indeed, some would even call it almost simplistic) created enough interest to take the song to Number One, so I concluded that it deserved inclusion.