LYRICS: The Ghost Of The St. Louis Blues

THE GHOST OF THE ST. LOUIS BLUES

There’s a creepy melody
Like a fiend it keeps haunting me
All night long it rambles on through my brain
Till I’m near insane

It’s a most peculiar tune
Like some old Emmett Miller croon
I can’t seem to leave behind
That haunting refrain

It’s the ghost of the St. Louis blues
Oh, it follows me
Around like a thief in the dark
Hark, I hear it now

It’s the ghost of the St. Louis blues
Lord, that haunting strain is
Just like a piece of bad news

When midnight shadows creep
I hear the ghostly music moan
It means the end of sleep
To hear a thousand saxophones
Sop and groan

I hate to see that evening sun go down, oh Lord
I hate to see that evening sun go down, oh Lord
Cause the gal I love done went and left this town

That’s the tune that I never can’t lose
For it’s everywhere
The ghost of the St. Louis Blues