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Stay Away from the Blues

by Bill Metts

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With this writing I was protesting the fact that, more often than not, when someone sees a black man with a guitar they expect to hear the Blues.


Stay Away from the Blues by William Metts 7/28/2013

Start with yellow. Add a little blue.
Now you’re green with envy, that's not good for you.
Take some red. Add a little blue.
Now you’re purple with rage might could even hurt you.

Rainbows are wonderful things
Foretell of brighter days to be.
But who knows what the future may bring.
I hope you’re listening to me.

Take some black. Add a little blue.
That’s what you feel like when it gets hold of you.
Let this be a cautionary tale. Be careful what you do.
Use all the colors of the rainbow darling,
but stay away from the blues.


released October 31, 2019
Written Composed and performed by William Metts
Photo credit www.jandfeldman.com


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Bill Metts Cape Coral, Florida

I have been playing guitar and singing for nearly fifty years now. I Started with American Folk and Blues tunes and finger- style guitar. Had a run in with a Classic Rock band for 6 years or so and I sure was glad when that ended. I spent 15 years playing in nursing homes doing standards from the 30’s and 40’s. Now I mostly write. You will see a bit of all the above in my songs. I hope you like. ... more

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