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

Steve Sofferin
Steve Sofferin


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