singing the blues
Definition of singing the blues
: feeling sad and discouraged He's been singing the blues since he lost his job.
Word by Word Definitions
: low spirits : melancholy
: a song often of lamentation characterized by usually 12-bar phrases, 3-line stanzas in which the words of the second line usually repeat those of the first, and continual occurrence of blue notes in melody and harmony
: jazz or popular music using harmonic and phrase structures of blues
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