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Born With the Blues

This song is by Merle Haggard & George Jones and appears on the album Kickin' Out the Footlights ...Again (2006).

Dad was my hero, God called him away
Mama was lonely and I was afraid
With no one to lean on I turned to the booze
Hard times come early when you're born with the blues

Railroads were leaving, and airplanes were in
A great war was brewing, about to begin
Hungry and lonesome, nothing to lose
Raised in a boxcar and born with the blues

Born with the blues, trouble in mind
Smoking and drinking, by the time I was 9
In debt from the start, still paying my dues
Crazy and lonely, and born with the blues

In spite of the cocaine, in spite of it all
God gave me a woman to cushion the fall
You're like Paul of the Bible: spreading good news
A man on a journey born with the blues

Born with the blues, trouble in mind
Smoking and drinking, by the time I was 9
In debt from the start, still paying my dues
Crazy and lonely and born with the blues
Crazy and lonely and born with the blues