Saint Louis BluesWords & Music by W.C. Handy, 1914
Recorded by Lena Horne, 1941
E A A7 A6 E I hate to see that evenin' sun go down, A A7alt Gdim Cdim E I hate to see that evenin' sun go down, B7 B7/F# E Edim B7 'Cause my baby, he has left this town. E A A7 A6 E If I'm feelin' tomorrow like I feel today, A A7alt Gdim Cdim E If I'm feelin' tomorrow like I feel to - day, B7 B7/F# E Edim B7 I'll pack my trunk and make my get-away. Em Am7 Em C B7 C B7 Saint Louis woman, with all her diamond rings, B7 Cdim B7 Am7 Em F#7 B7 Stole that man of mine by her apron strings. Em Am7 Em C B7 C B7 If it wasn't for powder and her store-bought hair, B7 Cdim B7 Am7 Em F#7 B7 The man I love wouldn't'a gone nowhere, nowhere. B7 E Em - E Em- E Em-E Edim E Got the Saint Louie Blues, just as blue as I can be; A A6 A7 Gdim Cdim E That man's got a heart like a rock cast in the sea, Edim B7 B7/F# A Gdim Cdim E Or else he wouldn't have gone so far from me. B7 E Em-E Em-E E- E Edim E I love that man like a schoolboy loves his pie, A A6 A7 Gdim Cdim E Like a Kentucky Colonel loves his rocker and rye, Edim B7 B7/F# A Gdim Cdim E Gonna love that man til the day I die.