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"Tule's Blues" is a song from Warren Zevon's first album, Wanted Dead or Alive.

About the song Edit

The song depicts a situation of romantic loss between the singer and a girl named Tule. The song seems to be mostly reminiscences of times past, with the singer saying that his heart will be empty without her. A solo piano version of this song appeared as a bonus track of the 2007 reissue of Excitable Boy, and an alternate version appears on Preludes: Rare and Unreleased Recordings. "Tule" was the nickname of Zevon's long time lover and the mother of Jordan Zevon, Marilyn Livingston Dillow.

Song Lyrics Edit

Oh Tule, it's on account of you that I've been weeping

Here behind my hand

It's lonesome in my heart's land, as the sands of the desert


Oh, tell me, why was it always you, who, through the changes

You, who always sang and played while the green vespers rang

In the heart of the hillside

It's a sad song we always seem to be singing to each other

You and me, sweet and slightly out of key

Like the sound of a running down calliope


Oh Tule, it's once I was your knight in golden armour

With the sun behind my hair

My music filled the air with symbols and lightning

Oh Tule, now can't you see I'm changing like the seasons?

My hair is growing dark

And there's no room left in the ark for a lark with a broken wing


It's a sad song we always seem to be singing to each other

And a child's voice, so tender and out of tune

Keeps a'praying I'll be singing home soon


Oh Tule, it's on account of you that I'll be leaving

'Cross the deep salt sea

Whatever wild worlds I may see, will be empty without you


It's a sad song we always seem to be singing to each other

And a child's voice, so tender and out of tune

Keeps a'praying I'll be singing home soon

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