FCS Daily Music Video – ‘They Say I’m Different’ (Betty Davis) Blues Caravan

Lyrics below

They say I’m different ’cause I’m a piece of sugar cane
Sweet to the core that’s why I got rhythm
My Great Grandma didn’t like the foxtrot
Now instead she spitted snuff and boogied to Elmore James
Spit on

They say I’m different ’cause I eat chitlins
I can’t help it, I was born and raised on ’em
That’s right, oh, every mornin’ I had to slop the hogs
And they be gettin’ off humpin’ to John Lee Hooker
Gettin’ off

They say I’m different ’cause I’m a piece of sugar cane
And when I kick my legs I got rhythm
My Great Grandpa was a blues lover
He be rockin’ his moonshine to B.B. King and Jimmy Reed
Rock on pappy

That’s why they say I’m different
And that’s why they say I’m strange

I’m talkin’ ’bout Big Mama Thornton (talk about it, talk about it)
Talkin’ ’bout Lightning Hopkins (talk about it, talk about it)
Talkin’ ’bout Howlin Wolf (talk about it, talk about it)
I’m talkin’ ’bout Albert King (alright, alright)
Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry
When I was sweet sixteen

And that’s why they say I’m different
And that’s why you think I’m strange

I’m talkin’ ’bout T. Bone Walker (talk about it, talk about it)
I’m talkin’ ’bout Muddy Waters (talk about it, talk about it)
I’m talkin’ ’bout Leadbelly, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Son House, and Freddie King (alright, alright)
Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith, oh, oh hey
Oh, Bo Diddley have you heard it?

they say I’m different
And that’s why they say I’m strange
And that’s why they say I’m funky

A Little Richard, Wild Lou, sunshine you sure can sing (alright, alright)
Robert Johnson, Robert Johnson, Robert Johnson
You play the blues for me

And that’s why, and that’s why, and that’s why they say I’m different
And that’s why, and that’s why, and that’s why they say I’m strange

That’s why, why, why, why
That’s why, why, why, why
And that’s why, why, why, why
They say I’m funky, funky, uh-uh, funky, funky

And that’s why, why, why, why
And that’s why, why, why, why
And that’s why, why, why, why
And that’s why they say I’m different

That’s why, why, why, why

Don Matthews
August 2022



Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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