Oh aint I got the Blues!


Oh aint I got the Blues!
"Oh aint I got the Blues!"
OhAintIGotTheBlues-1871.jpg
Cover of "Oh aint I got the Blues!", 1871.
Published 1871
Language English
Performed by Welch, Hughes & White's Minstrels

"Oh aint I got the Blues!" is a song and dance tune written by A.A. Chapman and published in 1871. In the song the dancer is bemoaning how unlucky he is. Each verse ends with the chorurs:

Oh aint I got the blues!
My sadness you'd excuse,
If you knew like me what 'tis to have
Such a terrible fit of the blues.[1]

The chorus ends with a short dance routine.

The earliest sheet music identifies it as performed by the Welch, Hughes & White's Minstrels.

"Oh aint I got the Blues!" is often cited as being one of the early "blues"-titled songs.

References

  1. ^ Chapman, "Oh aint I got the Blues!"

Bibliography

  • Chapman, A.A.; "Oh aint I got the Blues!" (sheet music). Brooklyn, NY: J.W. Smith, Jr. (1871)

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