•♪• ♫ • deep dark winter blues • ♫ •♪•

the blues take me over

in the deep dark cold of  Winter

those blues take me all over

leaves droppin from the trees
as that ol’ cold Wind blow through

the blues they take me over

ain’t nothin i can do

don’t think Spring’s
ever gonna come again

the blues they take me over

leech the joy right outta me

Ol’ Man Winter
breaks my heart in two

those blues they take me over

can’t get warm no matter what i do

cold so deep in my soul
can’t be thawed by the Devil’s own fires

the Devil, he done give up on me
he say i drag him down



below the fires of  Hell

the Devil,  he done give up on me
he say i drag him down



where he don’t care to go

ain’t nothin left for me
but them deep dark Winter blues

•♪• ♫ •♪•

“Singing The Blues”  {Instrumental}  Bix Beiderbecke   /    fskeptical
The Frankie “Tram” Trumbauer Orchestra feat. Bix Beiderbecke – Singin’ the Blues. The first minute of the song is a sax solo by Trumbauer. The second minute is Bix’s cornet solo. The third minute features a short clarinet solo by Jimmy Dorsey, who was the clarinetist in Trumbauer’s Orchestra at that time. The guitarist on this track is Eddie Lang. This song is considered a jazz classic because Bix and, to a lesser degree, Tram were able to make a slow-tempo jazz ballad swing. This ability to make slow-tempo swinging jazz would later be emulated by jazz musicians ranging from Lester Young to John Coltrane to Miles Davis.

this is my submission to these FABulous sites for poets ~

In Tandem #21
prompt:  the image above by  Penny Smith Alias Jinksy   at   In Tandem
 {gorgeous, Jinksy! thank you for sharing.}

Prompt #134  at    Carry on Tuesday
prompt:   use all or part of  ”The darkness of  Winter”
from ‘Dark Winter Blues’ by Edward Kofi Louis

Deep   at   POETRY JAM
prompt:   Deep

thank you for the great prompt, Peggy!

Open Link Night Week 21     at    dVerse ~ Poets Pub
submit a new or old poem

The Poetry Pantry #78    at   Poets United
they are accepting submissions HERE  for their second poetry anthology
submit a new or old poem

Open Link Monday   at   imaginary garden with real toads
submit a new or old poem

The Poetry Picnic Week 16    at   The Gooseberry Garden
one can submit a new or old poem

Prompt #296   at   Sunday Scribblings
prompt:    Joy

i am also participating in ~


Post A Day


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48 responses to “•♪• ♫ • deep dark winter blues • ♫ •♪•

  1. That graphic of mine turned into a real bluesy song in your hands! Thanks for riding the tandem.:)

  2. Hello.
    Jinksy’s artwork is lovely. Purple is one of my favorite colors, so for me it’s a thing of beauty rather than winter doldrums.
    You’re very creative to incorporate this poem into so many prompts.
    Nicely done!
    Thanks for sharing.

    My Pantry & Sunday Scribblings:
    Our Candlelight Of Love
    My Poetry Picnic Wk16:
    Your Reward Is My Sorrow

  3. I can really hear this one, Dani! Winter definitely puts me in a ‘blue’ mood oftentimes as well!

  4. fine rhythms indeed.perfectly melancholy.after all, our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts

  5. Helen

    I’ll bring my flute, you bring a guitar, we’ll rustle up a trombone, maybe some drums …. and SING this baby!

  6. Many people get ‘blue’ over the holidays. I’m sending some cheer your way.

  7. hedgewitch

    You’re playin my song this time of year, dani. That’s bad when you go so low the devil won’t even come along.

  8. Great write, dani … Deep winter blues written with such passion — it would melt away all the blustery frozen cold it tries to cover ~~

  9. holy moley! when you’re too low down for the devil, that’s low down! loved this, sp!

  10. honest and creative,
    what a bliss to see you share,

    Happy Poetry Picnic.

  11. Kay Salady


  12. Okay, I got the blues now and its wintery cold here ~

    Nice to see you Dani ~

    Hope all is well ~

  13. Well
    That was different!

  14. Oh I want my blues to go away. Can’t you sing winter into a nice spring day? Hate this cold crap..haha…great write!

  15. you drag the devil down…now that is some blues…so what would it take to get you to sing this for us? smiles.

  16. oh i so know that blues you’re writing about…i know the melody all too well…beautifully penned dani…and love that you included notes…

  17. I like the visual of the blues words here. great work xx

  18. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. I’ll be in the deep, dark winter blues as soon as winter decides to actually get here in Maryland and stay! It’s been so warm lately, I’m still finding ticks on my dogs (and on me!) I know those cold blues, though, and don’t look forward to them one bit!

  20. Your bluesy words are AMAZING! Nicely, nicely done. And the YouTube audio is very enjoyable.

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