Another year may be passed, but Elvin Bishop sure wasn’t fooling around when it came to writing the lyrics of this song, the title track off his 2008 The Blues Rolls On…
“The blues is just a blessin’ from a long time ago,
a thing people can feel deep down in their soul.
It was here before we were born,
it’ll be here when we’re gone.
It’s real life in a song –
the blues rolls on…
Now when I was just a young boy,
I went crazy for the sound.
Would keep on diggin’ the blues
’til my moustache dragged the ground.
It’ll be here from now on,
yea, the groove is too strong –
the blues rolls on.”
– The Blues Rolls On, Elvin Bishop