COVID Blues


A friend recently held an Internet session where she sang an old ballad by Jimmie Rodgers in which he wrote about his losing battle with Tuberculosis. I altered the lyrics to fit today’s ‘ongoing plague.’ Many apologies to Mr. Rodgers…

Ol’ Doc Fauci’s trying
To make a fool out of me
Lord, that doc’s trying
To make a fool out of me

Trying to make me believe
I ain’t got that old COVID.
I’ve got the COVID blues

When it coughed down sorrow
It coughed all over me
When it coughed down sorrow
It coughed all over me

‘Cause my body rattles
Like a train on the V and T
I’ve got the COVID blues

I’ve got that old COVID
I can’t wear a mask
Got that old COVID
I can’t wear a mask

Got me worried so that
I can’t even sleep at night
I’ve got the COVID blues

I’ve been fightin’ like a small dog
Looks like I’m going to lose
I’m fightin’ like an old dog
Looks like I’m going to lose

‘Cause there ain’t no winnin’
Ever with the COVID blues
I’ve got the COVID blues

Gee but the graveyard
Is a lonesome place
Lord that graveyard
Is a lonesome place

Keep me masked when they
Throw that mud down in my face
I’ve got the COVID blues

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