I realize that “Work Tune” is kind of a stretch, because I’m not playing real work songs like “Union Maid,” but I think the blues count, right? Here’s Robert Johnson’s 1936 recording of “Walking Blues” for your Wednesday listening.
Why this one? I like the nervous energy in it, and I like the verse around 1:30:
Well, some people tell me that the worried blues ain’t bad
Worst old feelin’ I most ever had
Some people tell me that these old worried old blues ain’t bad
It’s the worst old feelin’, I most ever had
Yes, I’m staying busy. And if it weren’t for the worries about money, it would be fun to have so much crafty time.
You gotta love the blues. Hope you’re doing ok.