B. B. King

The sound that you′re listening to
Is from my guitar that's named Lucille
I′m very crazy about LucilleLucille took me from the plantation
Oh, and you might say
Brought me fame
I don't think I could just talk enough about Lucille
Sometime when I'm blue, seem like Lucille try to help me call my name
I used to sing spirituals and I thought that this
Was the thing that I wanted to do

But somehow or other when I went in the army
I picked up on Lucille, and started singing blues

Now when I′m paying my dues
Maybe you don′t know what I mean when I say "Paying dues"
I mean when things are bad with me
I can always, I can always
You, you know, like um, depend on Lucille
Sort of hard to talk to you myself
I guess I'll let Lucille say a few words and then

You know
I doubt if you can feel it like I do
But when I think about the things that I′ve gone through
Like, well for instance if I have a girlfriend
And she misuses me, and I go home at night
Maybe I'm lonely, well, not maybe, I am lonely
I pick up Lucille, and it bring out those funny sounds that sound good to me, you know
Sometime I get to the place where I can′t even say nothing
(Look out)

Sometimes I think it's crying

You know, if I could sing pop tunes like Frank Sinatra
Or Sammy Davis Junior
I don′t think I still could do it
'Cause Lucille don't wanna play nothing but the blues
I think I′m, I think I′m pretty glad about that
'Cause don′t nobody sing to me like Lucille
Sing, Lucille

Well, I'll put it like this
Take it easy, Lucille
I like the way Sammy sings, and I like the way Frank sings
But I can get a little Frank, Sammy, a little Ray Charles
In fact all the people with soul in this

A little Mahalia Jackson in there

One more, Lucille

Take it easy now, ah

You know I imagine a lot of you wanna know
A lot of you wanna know why I call the guitar Lucille?
Lucille has practically saved my life, two or three times
No kidding, it really has
I remember once I was in an automobile accident
And when the car stopped turning over, it fell over on Lucille
And it held it up off me, really, it held it up off me
So that′s one time it saved my life
The way, the way I came by the name of Lucille, I was over in Twist, Arkansas
I know you've never heard of that one, have you?

And one night the guys started a ball over there, you know
They started brawling, you know what I mean
And the guy that was mad with his old lady
When she fell over on this gas tank that was burning for heat
The gas ran all over the floor
And when the gas ran all over the floor
The building caught on fire, and almost burned me up trying to save Lucille
Oh I, I imagine you′re still wondering why I call it Lucille?
The lady that started that brawl that night was named Lucille
And that's been Lucille ever since to me

One more now, Lucille

Sounds pretty good to me
Can I do one more?

Look out, Lucille

Sounds pretty good
I think I'll try one more
All right