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Ration Blues

Louis Jordan
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In testa alle classifiche discografiche americane nel gennaio del 1944.‎

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Un brano che, pur ironicamente, affronta il tema della guerra vissuta sull’ “home front”, dove si ‎viveva – quando andava bene - il razionamento dei generi alimentari ma spesso anche la vera fame.‎
Baby, baby, baby,
What's wrong with Uncle Sam?
He's cut down on my sugar,
Now he's messing with my ham.

I got the ration blues,
Blue as I can be.
Oh, oh, me,
I got those ration blues.‎

I got to live on 40 ounces
Of any kind of meat,
Those 40 little ounces
Got to last me all the week.

I got to cut down on my jelly,
It takes sugar to make it sweet,
I'm going to steal all your jelly, baby,
And rob you of your meat.‎

I got the ration blues,
Blue as I can be.
Oh, oh, me,
I got those ration blues.

I like to wake up in the morning
With my jelly by my side,
Since rationing started, baby,
You just take your stuff and hide.‎

They reduced my meat and sugar
And rubber's disappearing fast,
You can't ride no more with papa
‎'Cuz Uncle Sam wants my gas.

I got the ration blues,
Blue as I can be.
Oh, oh, me,
I got those ration blues.‎

Contributed by Dead End - 2012/6/22 - 09:13



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