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B.B. (I'll be King Someday)

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Steve Sofferin
02/23/2018
Steve Sofferin

Lyrics

B.B. (I’ll be King Someday) ©2017 Steve Sofferin

 

Nobody knows ya, In Indianola

A seed in a dust bowl, but that Boy could sing

 

Strings from a pawn shop, Some soul and some blacktop

Miles from Memphis, you’d become King

 

With Bill at the console, deep in Chicago

We got "So Excited", you played until dawn

 

Nobody loves you, but your Mama, that ain't true

And now that we're so blue, that thrill ain't gone

 

            Playin' the Blues on DIA

            “Every day I have the Blues” (first chorus)

            “Someday Baby”, My Own Fault” (second chorus)

            “Pay’n the Cost to be the Boss” (final chorus)

            A Sweet Little Angel heard you say

            Lucille, I'll be King someday

 

Small clubs, a few hits, juke joints and bus trips

Bar fights and no tips, and 3:00 blues

 

To big crowds in Harlem, The Regal and London

Cook County loved him, Beale St. too

 

Ringo and Leon, Bono and Clapton

Jagger and Bill Graham, pay'n B.B. his dues

 

A new generation, The Medal of Freedom

Grammy's and stardom, that’s the power of the Blues

 

Strings from a pawn shop, some soul and some blacktop

Miles from Memphis, you'd become King