Blues Stay Away from Me
The Delmore Brothers Lyrics


Blues, stay away from me
Blues, why don't you let me be?
I don't know why you keep on haunting me

Love was never meant for me
True love was never meant for me
It seems somehow, we never can agree

Life is full of misery
Dreams are like a memory
Bringing back your love that used to be

Tears so many I can't see
Years don't mean a thing to me
Time goes by and still, I can't be free

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Written by: Alton Delmore, Henry B. Glover, Rabon Delmore, Wayne Raney

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Petraglyph777

Blues stay away from me
Blues why don't you let me be
Don't know why you keep on haunting me

Love was never meant for me
True love was never meant for me
Seems somehow we never can agree

Life is full of misery
Dreams are like a memory
Bringing back your love that used to be

Tears, so many I can't see
Years don't mean a thing to me
Time goes by and still I can't be free



All comments from YouTube:

Gerwyn Evans

Still the best version of a many times covered classic

Petraglyph777

Blues stay away from me
Blues why don't you let me be
Don't know why you keep on haunting me

Love was never meant for me
True love was never meant for me
Seems somehow we never can agree

Life is full of misery
Dreams are like a memory
Bringing back your love that used to be

Tears, so many I can't see
Years don't mean a thing to me
Time goes by and still I can't be free

mick j

I've read Alton's book. These guys were hard done by at both the Opry and the record companies. I just love 'em. Very unique, genuine sound. Mick

Hal Bennett

I must have been about eight years old in 1949 when I first heard this on my father's car radio one night as we travelled near Alexandria, Alabama, on the way from one grandparent's home to another's at Christmas time.  I didn't know it then, but what made the song for me was the harmony.  Alexandria, by the way, was the home of "The Gallant Pelham," Southern hero of the battle of, I believe, Fredericksburg, where he held off the Yankees with his cannon fire.  Ironically, on the other side of Jacksonville, our destination, was Fort McClellan, named for the Northern general who, when retired by Lincoln, ran for president against Lincoln and lost.  This record escapes mere "Hillbilly music" for me and seems to speak of the Old South.  It also seems to presage popular music of the fifties.

Swerk S1

Old man steez

Aaron Rider

Yes, sir, it was Fredericksburg where John Pelham made his name. My great-great grandfather was a Pennsylvania infantryman who fought there. Likely his unit was one of those that received the fire of gallant John Pelham that day. Kind regards from Adams County, PA.

rather knotty

This brilliant song, written by the Delmores has been copied by the world and his wife! there's not many recording artists that have not covered it. But this, the original, has never been bettered.

Jeffrey Jones

Lonnie Johnson.

Paul Duwicquet

I prefer the Notting Hillbillies' version.

SmellMyFingerJay

@rather knotty my Papaw’s sister actually wrote and sold this song to them and they took patents

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