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The song “Blue Monday” by Fats Domino has a timeless message from this first era of rock n roll. Each day of the week can have a certain feeling to it, and the weeks can go on and on the same way. Composer, arranger, and band leader Dave Bartholomew wrote the song “Blue Monday” in 1954. It was first recorded by Smiley Lewis, another Louisiana native. The version by Fats Domino was released in 1956. It went to #1 on the R&B Chart and #5 on the U.S. Pop Chart, on the heels of his success with “Blueberry Hill.” The 1956 musical comedy The Girl Can’t Help it, which starred Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, and Edmond O’Brien, featured Domino’s version of the song.

Fats Domino is the stage name of Antoine Dominique Domino, Jr. He was born in 1928 in New Orleans and he has become a national treasure.

Here are the lyrics to “Blue Monday” by Fats Domino:

“Blue Monday how I hate blue Monday
Gotta work like a slave all day
Here comes Tuesday oh oh Tuesday
I’m so tired I’ve got no time to play
Here comes Wednesday
I’m beat to my socks
My gal calls, gotta 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 time has kept goin’ away
Got my money and my honey
And I’m out on the stand to play
Sunday mornin’ my head is bad
Was it worth it , for the times that I’ve had?
But I got to get my rest
‘Cause Monday is a mess

Saturday mornin’
Oh Saturday mornin’
All my time has kept goin’ away
Got my money and my honey
And I’m out on the stand

to play
Sunday mornin’ my head is bad
Was it worth it for the times that I’ve had?
But I got to get my rest
‘Cause Monday’s  a mess”

If you are interested in Domino’s song “Blueberry Hill,” please click here. For information about “The Big Beat,” click here. For information about “My Blue Heaven,” click here.

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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3 Comments

  1. […] If you are interested to read more about Domino’s song “Blueberry Hill,” please click here. For information on “Blue Monday, ” click here. […]

  2. […] For other songs by Fats Domino, one of the legends of rock and roll as well as New Orleans style R&B: “Blueberry Hill,” “The Big Beat,” and “Blue Monday.” […]

  3. JoAnn says:

    I love the oldies

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