Katy gave Bert a copy of B._B._King’s latest recording. We listened to it this morning.
Bit of a depresso isn’t he?
Sure is. But then it is The Blues
He gets up in the morning. He's in misery.
Sometimes he even gets up before the break of day…
Still in misery. He feels bad. The world has gone wrong. He’d soon rather be dead, sleeping six foot in the ground. Remind you of anyone?
So he's still around then?
I think so. Haven’t heard that he died anyway. (Hastily consults Wikipedia.) Yup. Still here. And! He’s a year older than your ma! Eighty-three this year and he’s still doing it!
Good going that.
And there she is doing absolutely nothing! Why couldn’t she be more like B.B. King? She might be miserable but if she was out singing the blues…making a wee bit of money for her old age.
And for us too.
Too true. But no! There she is hanging around doing puzzles and crosswords and watching Deal Or No Deal. God knows she could have sung the blues for she’s always whingeing and moaning about something.
But you need to have lived a life to sing the blues.
And being able to sing and play the gee-tar would be a help too.