The Blues Is Simple, But It Ain't Easy
Three chords, 12 bar repeating form, AAB lyrical structure. Simple.
But it's deep.
The words say something, but how there sung may say another and the music behind them something else. Saddness and celebration often go hand in hand in the blues along with every other imaginable duality.
It preaches and it cajoles. It heals and it hurts. It is damn funny and dead serious. It is secular and sacred. It is dirty and pure. It's a teacher and a trickster.
It is many things, but it ain't easy.
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