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This song came out of a lonely stretch playing solo on the road. I happened to be gigging in Duncan on Vancouver Island, BC, and I was fooling around with blues chords in my hotel room one day. The song just flowed and wrote itself in about two hours.

Players:  Rick Garvin - vocals, guitars, bass

               Brad Hardstaff - drums

 

Crying Man Blues                 © 1978 Rick Garvin

1. When a woman feels the blues, she hangs her pretty head down, and cries.

When a woman feels the blues, she hangs her pretty head down, and cries.

But when a man feels down, there ain't nothing he can do but die.

 

2. No, a man can't free his tears, but his feelings, they are just as strong.

No, a man can't free his tears, but his feelings, they are just as strong.

And if he keeps them to himself, you know it's bound to hurt his health before long.

 

Bridge

 

Now I know that I donít usually feel so lonely.

And I know that I don't usually sing the blues.

But you know, ever since that day, when you took your love away,

I been feeling, I got nothing left to lose.

 

3. Cause I'm raining in my heart, and I know that it's all thanks to you

Yeah, I'm raining in my heart, and I know that it's all thanks to you

See the tears are rollin' down, I got them crying man blues.