"MAMA'S GOT THE BLUES" gikk helt til topps på Europatoppen i juli 1979. En enkel og røff rock'n'roll-låt med klare undertoner av Chuck Berry, i særdeleshet i Svein Finjarns gitarkor. Bjørn Kristiansen krydrer og fargelegger stemningen med sitt "blues munnspill" - 4 år før han skulle bli gitarist i NJS. "MAMA'S GOT THE BLUES" er en av de få NJS-originaler som har holdt seg på scenerepertoaret opp gjennom alle senere NJS-besetninger. 

Mama’s Got The Blues

(Eigil Berg)

When you wake up in the mornin' just about the dawnin'

Openin' your bloodshot eyes

I can see you’re on the blue side of lonesome

Cheated by a devil in disguise

When you called me in a hurry to tell me 'bout your worries

I knew you got familiar with the blues

Why don't you start anew right away

Honey, you got nothin' left to lose

 

Don’t you know you got the blues, sweet Mama

Brought you down in misery

Don't you know you got the blues, sweet Mama

Blinded by your jealousy

 

You know each and every season turns to have a reason

To get back where it belongs

It's all part of God's natural born system

Gotta tell the right from the wrong

So go eat when you are hungry, drink when you are thirsty

And get down to the life that you choose

Why don't you start anew right away

Honey, you got nothin' left to lose

NEW JORDAL SWINGERS - Mama's Got The Blues - 1979
1979 Mama's Got The Blues
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