Cooder, Ry - The Bourgeois Blues Lyrics




Me and my wife went all over town
And everywhere we went people turned us down
Lord, in a bourgeois town
It's a bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

Home of the brave, land of the free
I don't wanna be mistreated by no bourgeoisie
Lord, in a bourgeois town
Uhm, the bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

Well, me and my wife we were standing upstairs
We heard the white man say "I don't want no niggers up there"
Lord, in a bourgeois town
Uhm, bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

Well, them white folks in Washington they know how
To call a colored man a nigger just to see him bow
Lord, it's a bourgeois town
Uhm, the bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around

I tell all the colored folks to listen to me
Don't try to find you no home in Washington, DC
'Cause it's a bourgeois town
Uhm, the bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
Gonna spread the news all around





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Cooder, Ry The Bourgeois Blues Comments
  1. Allen Bailey

    Did weasels rip your flesh?

  2. jeff malm

    Turn the ads off, asshole. You don’t own the rights to this music....how the fuck can you justify ads? Die!

  3. city zen

    "The Bourgeois Blues" is a blues song by American folk and blues musician Lead Belly. It was written in June 1937 in response to the discrimination and segregation that Lead Belly faced during a visit to Washington, DC to record for Alan Lomax. It rails against racism, the Jim Crow laws, and the conditions of contemporary African Americans in the southern United States.

    The song was recorded in December 1938 for the Library of Congress and re-recorded in 1939 for commercial release. It has been covered by a number of artists including Pete Seeger, Ry Cooder, Hans Theessink, and Billy Bragg.

    "The Bourgeois Blues" is regarded as one of Lead Belly's best original works, but it also drew controversy. There is doubt over the song's authorship, with some scholars contending that Lead Belly was unlikely to have written a work in a genre new to him without a collaborator. Questions have been raised over his role in the American Communist Party and whether he and the song were used to further the party's political goals.

    murkredi

    It's almost like you read Wikipedia ...

  4. dmyra

    Ryland got the #NwordPass

    Mathijs Beenhakker

    Well you got the DUMBpass

  5. Chuck Howard

    Love the Ry!

  6. A Face in the Crowd

    one of his best albums -- among many best albums. love him.

  7. steven gittins

    Master musician. Cool guy

  8. Manou Selhorst

    Good shit

  9. connor-benjamin Parker

    Cy Rooder?

    murkredi

    Seems to be an issue if you use the right name...

  10. Donal Callum

    Thank you for uploading this! (that goes for anyone that uploads Ry Cooder music!)

  11. Freddy GrootZwaaftink

    need i say more???