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B.B. King — Stormy Monday
Album: Blues Summit
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Total ratings: 293









Released: 1993
Length: 7:04
Plays (last 30 days): 0
They called it stormy Monday,but Tuesday is as just as bad
Oh, they called it, they called it stormy Monday, but Tuesday, Tuesday is as just as bad
Oh, Wednesday is worst And Thursday oh so sad

The eagle flies on Friday now, Saturday I'll go out to play
Oh, the eagle, the eagle flies on Friday Saturday I'll go out and play
Sunday I'll go to church, and I fall on my knees and pray

I say, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me
But Lord, Lord have mercy Lord have mercy on me
You know I'm crazy 'bout my baby
Lord, please send my baby back on to me

Help me out here man, help me out

Sun rise in the east, it set up in the west
Yes, the sun rise in the east baby, and it set up in the west


It's hard to tell, it's hard to tell, it's hard to tell
Which one, which one, which one a little bad

Yeah! Go ahead Do it one more time
Oh, the eagle flies on Friday Saturday I'll go out to play
Oh, the eagle flies on Friday You know Saturday I'll go out to play
Sunday I'll go out to the signify church Oh when I'll fall down on my knees and pray

I say, Lord have mercy Lord have mercy on me
Lord, Lord, Lord have mercy on me
Please, have mercy on me
You know I'm crazy, crazy 'bout my baby
Please, send her back, send her back on to me

Yeah!
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 Mugro wrote:
What does "the eagle flies on Friday" mean?

 
Simply means pay day. 
Mr. Collins and Mr. King 

whoa 

this is solid 
Ah the Checkerboard experience.  Is that dive still alive?  Great bluesmen went through those doors. It will be missed if it went under. {#Cry}
 apd wrote:
I'm the first to give this a 10? What's wrong with you lot?
 
Maybe because this isn't the best version of the song. It kind of stops and starts. I'd prefer the studio version over this.
Thanks for the answers. Very interesting.
 bam23 wrote:

It's before my time, but the $20 gold piece, featuring an eagle on the reverse, was the form of payment at the end of the week that obviously held a lot of promise. Worth nearly $2000 at the cheapest in today's money. This phrase crops up rather often in blues.

 
Cassell's Dictionary of Slang pretty much agrees with you. The "eagle flies/shits/screams/walks on Friday" came about as American and Australian slang in the 40s and referred to getting paid. Cassell's notes that the US silver dollar coin had an eagle engraved on the back. 

If you worked for the federal government or received benefits from it, your check may have had an eagle printed on it.  
 Mugro wrote:
What does "the eagle flies on Friday" mean?
 
It's before my time, but the $20 gold piece, featuring an eagle on the reverse, was the form of payment at the end of the week that obviously held a lot of promise. Worth nearly $2000 at the cheapest in today's money. This phrase crops up rather often in blues.
What does "the eagle flies on Friday" mean?
{#Devil_pimp}
Love it!!  My favorite version of this song is by Bobby Bland but this one works!!!!
Awesome!  I love BB & Albert Collins together.  Great track Bill!
Now this is how i like hearing BB, way better than "The thrill is gone". Thanks RP for playing this classy blues!!

10
Indeed.

Hurricane Irene will make sure it is a Stormy Monday in Massachusetts. I hope everyone there stays safe and dry..... {#Pray}
 cattgirl813 wrote:
I heard an interview with B.B. where he said he felt he wasn't a great guitar player because he had trouble with chords. If he isn't a great guitar player, I don't know if anyone is.
 
He said it, in a confessional tone, to Bono on the Rattle and Hum movie. He asked if someone could cover the chords for him, because he has "stupid fingers". Bone looked stunned and mumbled something about "yeah... Edge can handle that..." and the scene cut right into a BB solo, from the concert - fingers blazing! What a humble gentleman.
 cattgirl813 wrote:
I heard an interview with B.B. where he said he felt he wasn't a great guitar player because he had trouble with chords. If he isn't a great guitar player, I don't know if anyone is.
 
So true it made me giggle a little.

Nice...more please! 
 Spliff wrote:
I thought it was Albert Collins in the background. I appreciate BB but love that Albert guitar.
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BB, so tasty on the ears.
I heard an interview with B.B. where he said he felt he wasn't a great guitar player because he had trouble with chords. If he isn't a great guitar player, I don't know if anyone is.
Two - 10's in a row! SRV ===> This... Wonnamus! RP!
Oh, I do love old-fashioned, gravel-voiced, blues. Yeah!
I just wish he had not done that KFC commercial... but sometimes even gods falter I guess.
radiomao wrote:
...I'm a white girl, so maybe I like blue-eyed soul better than the real thing...sad, I guess...
Its called prejudice albeit unconscious. Unfortunately there's plenty of that going around but how would we know...?
Mot wrote:
Waste of your time. I don't care for music that whines about life. That's that. Not going to change.
Hope your life always has a happy-go-lucky soundtrack, then. No pain, no gain.
I know some will think this is blasphemy, but I don't get it...the whole BB King fascination...I've always thought he was overrated...I don't like his guitar tone... and don't hear anything in BB King that's even close to the passion with which Stevie Ray plays, or the raw side of Muddy Waters, etc. But like jmrz...I'm a white girl, so maybe I like blue-eyed soul better than the real thing...sad, I guess...
I love the blues and bb alot, jeez I kinda like bobby 'blue' blands version. What do you think? I just remembered I'm a white guy....oh well what do I know.....?
He's great and the song is fantastic, even white guys from from the British Isles can sound good doing it.
Unmistakable! A living legend! A 10! Exclamation point!
Pyro wrote:
The RP listeners are a critical bunch! Note that there are no 1's or 2's. Around here, that in itself, is pretty impressive. It's an 8 for me.
Note that only 36 people have rated it. wait until it is over a hundred. I love the Blues!!
The RP listeners are a critical bunch! Note that there are no 1's or 2's. Around here, that in itself, is pretty impressive. It's an 8 for me.
apd wrote:
I'm the first to give this a 10? What's wrong with you lot?
A terrible transition. From the trance like, engrossing song by Imogen Heap to this. The mood is somewhat shattered.
I'm the first to give this a 10? What's wrong with you lot?
Mot wrote:
Waste of your time. I don't care for music that whines about life. That's that. Not going to change.
They aren't whinning - they are celebrating life.
This is an absolutely fantastic album. I've had it for years and I never grow tired of listening to it. The track with John Lee Hooker rocks - their styles are so different, yet they pull out an amazing recording.
I thought it was Albert Collins in the background. I appreciate BB but love that Albert guitar.
ptooey wrote:
:stupid: Wow. I kinda feel sorry for you.
Waste of your time. I don't care for music that whines about life. That's that. Not going to change.
ptooey wrote:
:stupid: Wow. I kinda feel sorry for you.
Wow - I'll second that! mmmmmmm, scratches my itch! Great song, great players, great version..... Thanks RP!
Mot wrote:
Don't need the blues.
:stupid: Wow. I kinda feel sorry for you.
Mot wrote:
Don't need the blues.
Everyone needs the Blues - Allman Brothers version please.
Can't go wrong with B. B. IMHO :)
Don't need the blues.