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Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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I'm lonely and blue, I'm down hearted too
Nobody but you can cheer me
You left me alone, you wandered from home
Oh, why do you roam, my dearie?

You promised you'd be just mine, sweetheart
That you and I would never part
You've broken your vow and left me but now
I'll pray that somehow you'll return, sweetheart

If you only knew, my longing for you
That I am still true to you, dear
Perhaps you would say, "I'm sorry", someday
"That I went away from you, dear"

You promised you'd be just mine, sweetheart
That you and I would never part




You've broken your vow and left me but now
I'll pray that somehow you'll return, sweetheart

Overall Meaning

In Jimmie Rodgers's "I'm Lonely and Blue," the singer is experiencing feelings of isolation and heartbreak due to the absence of a loved one. The lyrics reveal that the singer's loneliness is particularly acute because there is nobody else who can make them feel better except for the one who left. This loneliness is attributed to the song's titular emotion of feeling blue, which can signify sadness or longing.


Throughout the song, the singer addresses their departed lover and questions why they have left. They express disappointment in the broken promises of their beloved, who, prior to leaving, vowed to never leave the singer's side. Now the singer only prays for the return of their loved one, seeking the comfort of their affection and companionship once again. They remain steadfast in their love and express their longing to their lover, hoping that they will one day somehow return.


Overall, "I'm Lonely and Blue" is a poignant expression of the human experience of heartbreak and loneliness. It offers a timeless reminder of the enduring emotional pain that can be caused by the absence of a significant other.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm lonely and blue, I'm down hearted too
I feel sad and hopeless, with my heart weighing me down.


Nobody but you can cheer me
I depend on you for my happiness and contentment.


You left me alone, you wandered from home
You abandoned me and traveled far away from where we call home.


Oh, why do you roam, my dearie?
Why did you leave without a proper explanation, my love?


You promised you'd be just mine, sweetheart
You made a commitment to be only with me, my love.


That you and I would never part
You assured me that we would always be together, my love.


You've broken your vow and left me but now
You betrayed me by breaking your promise and leaving me alone.


I'll pray that somehow you'll return, sweetheart
I hope that you will come back to me somehow, my love.


If you only knew, my longing for you
You are unaware of how much I miss and desire you, my love.


That I am still true to you, dear
I am faithful and always thinking of you, my love.


Perhaps you would say, 'I'm sorry', someday
Maybe one day you will apologize and express regret for leaving me, my love.


'That I went away from you, dear'
'That I left you alone and caused you pain, my love.'




Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Written by: ELSIE MCWILLIAMS, JIMMIE RODGERS

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@muhammadrifqi25

Uh, oh, I'm falling in love again, uh, oh
Many's the time I've been two-timed
Many's the time I've been stung
Many a honey took all of my money, but
That was when I was much younger
Made up my mind to be careful
Made up my mind to beware
I was alright until until Saturday night
I met a girl with the goldenest hair
Uh, oh, I'm falling in love again, uh, oh
I thought I'd never get caught again
Never in a hundred, never in a thousand
Never in a million years, never in a million years
She had the bluest of blue eyes
She had the cherriest lips
Shouldn't have have kissed her
I tried to resist her but one kiss, and I was a goner
I couldn't run if I'd wanted
I couldn't run if I tried
Saw what I liked and I liked what I saw
And my heart went along for the ride
Uh, oh, I'm falling in love again, uh, oh
I thought I'd never get caught again
Never in a hundred, never in a thousand
Never in a million years, never in a million years
That was the end of my roamin'
Now that it's over, I'm glad
Through gallavantin', I got in a slam and I'm
Uh, oh, I'm a ring-a-ding daddy
Rockin' the cradle at nighttime
Livin' and lovin' each day
Got me a wife, she's the light of my life
And when I kiss her each morning I say
Uh, oh, I'm falling in love again, uh, oh
I thought I'd never get caught again
Never in a hundred, never in a thousand
Never in a million years, never in a million years
Never in a hundred, never in a thousand
Never in a million years, never in a million years
Uh, oh, uh, oh



All comments from YouTube:

@flashesofblack4128

I have not heard this song in maybe 60 years, but I have never forgotten it. Thank you for posting. It brings back so many fond memories of my youth.

@sandrastone7019

Me too. Great memories.

@jafar9731

RIP Jimmy.......your songs bring back great memories.

@ilmarvaim5649

Just heard this song for the first time in over 50 years. Fantastic!!

@katherinegan9196

I am 71 and just played this over and over again for my granddaughter who is learning to say “ Oh oh”. We both love it when I rock and roll with her in my arms! Thanks for the post! Happy Valentine everyone!

@cindymccormick4357

This song never gets old so upbeat love it!!!

@muhammadrifqi25

Uh, oh, I'm falling in love again, uh, oh
Many's the time I've been two-timed
Many's the time I've been stung
Many a honey took all of my money, but
That was when I was much younger
Made up my mind to be careful
Made up my mind to beware
I was alright until until Saturday night
I met a girl with the goldenest hair
Uh, oh, I'm falling in love again, uh, oh
I thought I'd never get caught again
Never in a hundred, never in a thousand
Never in a million years, never in a million years
She had the bluest of blue eyes
She had the cherriest lips
Shouldn't have have kissed her
I tried to resist her but one kiss, and I was a goner
I couldn't run if I'd wanted
I couldn't run if I tried
Saw what I liked and I liked what I saw
And my heart went along for the ride
Uh, oh, I'm falling in love again, uh, oh
I thought I'd never get caught again
Never in a hundred, never in a thousand
Never in a million years, never in a million years
That was the end of my roamin'
Now that it's over, I'm glad
Through gallavantin', I got in a slam and I'm
Uh, oh, I'm a ring-a-ding daddy
Rockin' the cradle at nighttime
Livin' and lovin' each day
Got me a wife, she's the light of my life
And when I kiss her each morning I say
Uh, oh, I'm falling in love again, uh, oh
I thought I'd never get caught again
Never in a hundred, never in a thousand
Never in a million years, never in a million years
Never in a hundred, never in a thousand
Never in a million years, never in a million years
Uh, oh, uh, oh

@courtesyclerkgirl5418

I remember being a little kid in the mid to late 90s and my grandma would take me to preschool while listening to an oldies station that was really popular at the time and they would play this song every day when I was on the way to school or out running errands with my grandma. Man I wish I could go back to those times

@laurac555

My 2 year old grandson loves this song...so a new generation is learning how great the music was then.

@thingfish000

He knows it if he eats Spaghettios.

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