Blues Run the Game (home demo)

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Background Information

This is a classic 60's folk song, written by Jackson C. Frank; Sandy's version was recorded at home in 1966 at the age of 19.

Sandy later performed the track on the radio programme 'Cellar full of Folk' for the BBC but never recorded it in the studio although she did record two further compositions of his: 'Milk and Honey' and 'You Never Wanted Me' for SAGA records.

Frank's own version of the song was originally released on the 1965 LP 'Jackson C. Frank'.


Lyrics

Catch a boat to England baby
Maybe to Spain
Wherever I have gone
Wherever I've been and gone
Wherever I have gone
The blues are all the same

Send out for whisky baby
Send out for gin
Me and room service honey
Me and room service babe

Me and room service
We're living a life of sin

When I'm not drinking baby
You're on my mind
When I'm not sleeping honey
When I'm not sleeping honey
When I'm not sleeping
Well you know you find me crying

Maybe tomorrow baby
Some place down the line
I'll wake up older
So much older honey
I'll wake up older
And I'll just stop all my trying

Living is a gamble baby
Loving's much the same
Wherever I have gone
Wherever I've been and gone
Wherever I have gone
The blues have run the game

(repeat first verse)


Lyrical Interpretation

Sandy trims a verse of the original version, and swaps two verses around.


Type:
Demo
Artists:
Sandy Denny
Released:
10 September 2007 (UK)
Recorded:
1966
  • Home recording, London
Length:
3:26
Label:
Universal Island Records Ltd.
Musicians: