the song
title : Blues run the game
written by : Jackson C. Frank
song copyright : © 1965 Maxwood Music Ltd
source recording : Frank recorded this, his most famous song, for his debut album

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, backing vocals?, acoustic guitar
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Teddy Borowiecki accordion, indian harmonium
Tim Harries bass guitar
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
with :
Adam Kirk acoustic guitar
Johnny Scott acoustic guitar
music
key : A flat major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 92
form : i V V V V v V VX P
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Blues run the game

catch a boat to England, baby
maybe to Spain
wherever I have gone
wherever I’ve been and gone
wherever I have gone
the blues run the game

go bring me whiskey, baby
go bring me gin
me and room service, honey
me and room service
me and room service
oh we’re living a life of sin

when I’m not drinking, baby
you’re on my mind
when I’m not sleeping, honey
when I’m not sleeping, ah
when I’m not sleeping, well you know
you’ll find me cryin’

try another city, baby
some other town
wherever I have gone
wherever I’ve been and gone
wherever I have gone
the blues run the game, mm

– accordion solo

well maybe someday, baby
somewhere down the line
I’ll wake up older, honey
I’ll wake up older
I’ll wake up older and I’ll just
stop all my trying, yeah-yeah

catch a boat to England, baby
maybe to Spain
wherever I have gone
wherever I’ve been and gone
wherever I have gone
the blues run the game
run the game
run the game
run the game

– vocalise

catch a boat to England
catch a boat to England, babe
mmm-ah-ah, ah-mmm


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Roy Dodds?
recorded by : Roy Dodds at Driftwood Studio, London
mixed by : Roy Dodds at ?
mastered by : Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering
technical
track timing : 5:02
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Simple soul track 7