I got the blues so bad, A ski blew off my Porsche on my way to Tahoe. I got the blues so bad, Somebody forgot to put gasoline in my ski boat. If these blues don't kill me I'll have to rent out my house in Tahoe and move back to Reno.
People don't think that white suburban rich people up here in Tahoe get the blues, People don't think that white rich people up here in Tahoe get the blues, But my house burned down at Lake Tahoe, I'm gonna have to evict all those people at my house in Sacramento and move back into there.
The blues is hard.
"Story Behind the Song:"
We're playing music on the Sunny Side one day and then all of a sudden Brother James got hit by the blues. And man, he got hit hard. And the thing about the blues is, when you get hit by the blues you just gotta sing it out, so it don't fester. So Brother James sang it out, and this song came off the top of his head. And sure 'nuf, it didn't fester.