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B.B. King

Woke Up This Morning

Blues
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  • Jazz
  • Rock
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1953
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  • 1985

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“Woke Up This Morning” is a song by Alabama 3 from their 1997 album Exile on Coldharbour Lane. The song is best known as the opening theme music for the HBO drama series The Sopranos (which used the “Chosen One Mix” that has lyrics in the second person instead of the first). Alabama 3 frontman Rob Spragg wrote the song after hearing about 1996 murder case of Sara Thornton, who stabbed her husband after 20 years of abuse, mistreatment and neglect. The song is co-written with Jake Black. Contrary to widespread attribution, Leonard Cohen did not write or perform the piece. A number of influential artists are namechecked: * Charles Mingus and the album Pithecanthropus Erectus * J. R. Monterose * Jackie McLean * Eric Dolphy * John Coltrane * Duke Ellington * Lester Young * Billie... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Oh baby, I'm all alone ... Since my baby's been gone ... Oh baby, come on stay with me

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More songs by B.b. King (See Charts): Better Not Look Down, It'S My Own Fault, Miss Martha King, 3 O'Clock Blues, Right Place, Wrong Time, Please Love Me, Crying Won'T Help You, Paying The Cost To Be The Boss, There Is Always One More Time, and To Know You Is To Love You.

Popular in Blues (See Charts): The Voice, A Million Miles Away, Piece Of My Heart, Wedding Bell Blues (Will You Marry Me Bill), Innocent When You Dream, The Thrill Is Gone, Wooden Heart, Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me), Man Of The World, and Learnin' The Blues.

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