"100 Years Of Blues" lyrics - ELVIN BISHOP & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE

"100 Years Of Blues"

My name's Elvin, I'm from Oklahoma
This is my pal Charlie, now he's from Tennessee
We're here with you all this evening and damn glad to be
We've been playing this music a long time
I'll tell you folks the truth
You know between the two of us
You're looking at a hundred years of blues

We got our education in Chicago, way back in the 1960's
Hangin' out in those clubs, chasin' girls, and playing blues
And drinking all kinds of whiskey
Running all over the South Side
Yeah, man, down at 43rd and Vincennes
Yeah, Pepper's
And the West Side too
Oh yeah, Lake and Kedzie
Wolf's hangout
Man, think about it
It's been a hundred years of blues

Yeah, me and Elvin knew all the cats
We knew Wolf and Muddy and Sonny Boy too
We had a mighty fine time
You know we were just around breaking all the rules
We're glad you came to see us
And it's really good to see you all
You know we're mighty glad to be here
And actually we're lucky to be anywhere at all
Well, if you like what you hear
And you think we paid our dues
I just want you to remember
We bring you a hundred years of the blues
I ain't lyin'

Yeah, you know they tell me, Charlie
You can't teach a old dog new tricks
I guess it is true
We been around since the Dead Sea was sick
I guess we better keep on just doin' what we do
Lord have mercy, it's been a hundred years of blues