As far back as I can remember there has always been a poem, a rhyme, or a song swimming around in my head with the word blue in the lines. Blue is used to illustrate a mood, feeling or sentiment.
Little Boy Blue come blow your horn,
The sheep’s in the meadow the cow’s in the corn
Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly
When you are King, dilly dilly
I shall be Queen.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet;
And so are you.
She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet was the night –Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris
Don’t it make my brown eyes blue –Crystal Gayle
You saw me standing there without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own –Richard Rodgers and Lawrenz Hart
Love is like a dying ember only memories remain
And through the ages I remember
Blue eyes crying in the rain –Fred Rose
The tables are empty
The dance floor is deserted
You play the same love songs
It’s the tenth time you’ve heard it.
That’s the beginning just one of the clues
But you’re on the right track for
Learnin’ the Blues –Frank Sinatra
I got my thrill on blueberry hill –Al Lewis and Larry Stock
Blue, blue windows behind the stars –Neil Young
Well, it's one for the money,
Two for the show,
Three to get ready,
Now go, cat, go.
But don't you step on my blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.—Roy Orbison
As I was walking away
I heard her say over my shoulder
We’ll meet again someday on the avenue
Tangled up in blue – Bob Dylan
Blue, songs are like tattoos
You know I've been to sea before
Crown and anchor me
or let me sail away
Hey Blue, There is a song for you –Joni Mitchell