The B.B. King Blues

Noel Holston
ILLUMINATION
Published in
1 min readApr 14, 2024

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My 12-bar lament in the classic tradition for all of us whose woes are best left unsung

B.B. King publicity photo. Re-photographed by Noel “Squeek” Holston (Author)B

The B.B. King Blues

Can’t hardly pay my light bill/My love life’s runnin’ cold

I shock myself when I go to shave/How did I get so old?

I got the blues

But I can’t sing

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