Lonely Blue Boy

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My name should be trouble
My name should be woe
'Cause trouble and heartaches are all that I know
Oh oh, lonely, lonely blue boy is my name

My heart has been empty
My life has been torn
It must have been raining the day I was born
Oh oh, lonely, lonely blue boy is my name

I'm so afraid of tomorrow
So sick and tired of today
They say that love is the answer
But love never came my way

I'm writing this letter to someone unknown
And if you should find it and if you're alone
Oh oh, lonely, lonely blue boy is my name
Oh oh, lonely, lonely blue boy is my name

Lonely Blue Boy
Written byFred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
RecordedMay 13, 1986, Olympic Studios, London
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2002
AlbumsBlood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition), 2002
Length2:04

First known performance:
September 11, 2007, Charlotte, NC
Last known performance:
October 18, 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland
     (3 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

  • Elvis Presley, 1958 (with alternate lyrics and title "Danny"; unreleased until 1978)
  • Conway Twitty, 1959
  • The Beat Farmers, 1983
  • Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, 2001

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