Daniel Adler Sings The Blues Pt. II

Oweee babe, I love to singa the blues.

Owee mama, I love-a to sing the blues.

I’m a ramblin honey, I’m leavin New York City soon.

I’m goin downa Louisiana, gonna have myself a time.

I’m going from St. Louie gonna, have myself a ride.

daniel adler blues
Mississippi John Hurt

I dunno how ahm a-gonna incoporate the blues inta my novel yet, but I reckon ah’ll have a better ridea when ahm on the road. Hell I doan even care if ah put it in ta break up chapters. Maybe make a lil’ story for the third part a the book a lil’ road trip. So it’ll start out like this:

I miss my baby like I miss the full moon
Gonna see my darling soon
Cuz I need some lovin, got those summertime blues
Woke up this mornin, dint know what to do
Woke up this mornin, head bangin full of hell
Cracked mahself a beer an let it go down swell
It’s been eighty six days since I seen my darlin last
And more than three months I been missin her lovin bad
From the the mountains of Olympia, to the Great North Woods
Ain’t a woman like her to be had
I got myself those summatime blues
I miss my baby like a full moon
I so gosh darn hungry
I gotta have her soon

Good foreshadwin, then write up some mo verses as I go long da way. Come up to the end with a verse bout the Great Northwest Woodie Guthrie style, then en with a conclusry verse to the above.

Published by Daniel Ryan Adler

Daniel was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has lived in Portland, Oregon. He studied literature and philosophy at NYU and creative writing at Edinburgh University. He is finishing an MFA in Fiction at University of South Carolina.

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