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Tarpon Springs High School-I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues

Tarpon Springs High School performs “I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues” as part of the 2019 Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

AIRED: June 09, 2019 | 0:05:42
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♪ Ain't got the change of a nickel ♪

♪ Ain't got no bounce in my shoes ♪

♪ Ain't go no fancy to tickle ♪

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♪ I ain't got nothing but the blues ♪

♪ Ain't got no coffee that's perking ♪

♪ Ain't got no winnings to lose ♪

♪ A-Ain't got a dream that is working ♪

♪ I ain't got nothing, nothing but the blues ♪

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♪ When trumpets flare up ♪

♪ I keep my hair up ♪

♪ I just can't make it come down ♪

♪ Believe me pappy ♪

♪ I can't get happy ♪

♪ Since my ever-loving baby left town ♪

♪ Ain't got no rest in my slumbers ♪

♪ Ain't got no feelings to lose ♪

♪ A-Ain't got no telephone numbers ♪

♪ I-I-I-I-I ain't got nothing but the blues ♪

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♪ Ain't got the change of a nickel ♪

♪ I ain't got no bounce in my shoes ♪

♪ Ain't go no fancy to tickle ♪

♪ I-I-I ain't got nothing but the blues ♪

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♪ I ain't got no coffee that's perking ♪

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♪ Ain't got no winnings to lose ♪

♪ Ain't got a dream that's been working ♪

♪ I ain't got nothing but the blues ♪

♪ 'Cause every day I have the blues ♪

♪ When trumpets flare up ♪

♪ I keep my hair up ♪

♪ I just can't make it come down ♪

♪ Believe me pappy ♪

♪ I can't get happy ♪

♪ Since my ever-loving baby left town ♪

♪ Ain't got no rest in my slumbers ♪

♪ Ain't got no feelings to lose ♪

♪ A-Ain't got no tele-tele-telephone numbers ♪

♪ I ain't got nothing but the blues ♪

♪ I ain't got no east ♪ ♪ No east ♪

♪ No west ♪ ♪ No west ♪

♪ No good ♪ ♪ No good ♪

♪ No best ♪ ♪ No best ♪

♪ I ain't got no man to choose ♪

♪ I ain't got nothin' ♪

♪ Ain't got nothin' ♪

♪ But the blues ♪

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[ Cheers and applause ]

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