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Yesterday was Fats Domino's 84th birthday! Today, I want to honor him with this Blue birthday cake that I found here on the internet.
Fats Domino is special to me because of his music, and one of his hit songs, Blue Monday, is the inspiration for my Blue Monday meme. Here's a picture of him wearing a Blue suit and tie.
The first time I remember hearing the expression Blue Monday was around l958 when I heard Fats Domino sing this song. I've placed a picture of the 45 record for those of us who are old enough to remember records. Blue Monday was a wildly popular rock and roll song. (Ah, we had REAL music then!) The lyrics aren't the greatest; I'll give you that. I've copied them below for you.
However the song, as we kids used to say, "has a good beat to dance to." That was all that mattered in the 50s--being able to dance to the beat. One friend reminded me that we used to dance the stroll to this song. Remember the stroll? Take time to enjoy some good music and feel free to sing along.
Blue Monday how I hate Blue Monday
Got to work like a slave all day
Here come Tuesday, oh hard Tuesday
I'm so tired got no time to play
Here come Wednesday, I'm beat to my socks
My gal calls, got to tell her that I'm out
'Cause Thursday is a hard workin' day
And Friday I get my pay
Saturday mornin', oh Saturday mornin'
All my tiredness has gone away
Got my money and my honey
And I'm out on the stand to play
Sunday mornin' my head is bad
But it's worth it for the time that I had
But I've got to get my rest
'Cause Monday is a mess
We'll all be singing to her this evening.
Happy Blue Monday!