THE DOWN AND OUT BLUES
 

When you're tired, lonesome,
Walking around the town;
And the rain comes, uninvited, in your shoes.
What are you goin' to say?
What are you goin' to do?
Sing the down and out blues.

All you possess in this great big world,
Is an appetite that you're trying your best to lose.
What are you goin' to say?
What are you goin' to do?
Sing the down and out blues.

Chorus: When your dreams and schemes have gone astray,
And your pals and gals have left you on your own;
Laugh and the world laughs with you,
Weep and you weep alone.

What can you do?
Where can you go to?
Why, beggars they cannot choose.
Tired, lonesome, walking about the town,
Singing the down and out blues.

Chorus: When your dreams and schemes have gone astray,
And your pals and gals have left you on your own;
Laugh and the world laughs with you,
Weep and you weep alone.

What can you do?
Where can you go to?
Why, beggars they cannot choose.
Tired, lonesome, walking about the town,
Singing the down and out blues.

 
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Written and composed by Sam Mayo - 1938
Performed by Flanagan & Allen
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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