Deathbed Blues

I got up this morning, put on my shoes. Went down to breakfast. I read the news.
The things I saw made me sick. I knew I had to find the doctor quick.
Cause there's not a lot you can do, once you've got the deathbed blues. Deathbed blues.

The doctor said- I understand. Now stop that crying. Act like a man.
The trouble you've got is not special to you. All the people in the same boat too.
And there's not a thing we can do. The world sings the deathbed blues. Deathbed blues.

Oh, lay me down on a bed of satin. Feed me, like a pig you fatten.
Place a pillow 'neath my head. Pretty soon I'll be dead.
Cause there's not a lot I can do, since I caught the deathbed blues. Deathbed blues.

Now the only thing for me to do is to sing my deathbed blues.

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Mariott was an amazing performer.
they rock to the finish here, check it.

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Oops, that's right we have horrid healthcare that is all about profit not health nor care.

Well, at least we'll die fast. Will it be painless?

All you need to do Irishking is put your poem to music and you might make ten's of dollars.

Kinda reminds me of this one by Pete... (3 min)

Lyrics and history here:

all the best...

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”


enjoyed the Seeger tune.
interesting backstory on author.

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Vor over on ToP. He can put the lyrics to music - it's what he does - and you two can split the $Million payday.

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-1.9) All about building progressive media.


it actually is lyric to a tune.

I promise to tithe 10% of all profits to c99.

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Hey, nice! Got music for it?

Edit: that'll teach me to comment on the essay (before I forget what I was going to comment on) prior to reading the thread, lol. Not that it ever has before...

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

@Ellen North @Ellen North

nothing like written chords,etc.
maybe I will be able to put it in shape.

glad you liked it. thx.

edit. I think it is a 12-bar blues. wrote it again to show that.
First two lines of verse each phrase is a bar, then a bar rest as though repeating.
Third line runs two bars, then irregular finish.

had not realized it was a blues despite title. ha.

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