Read, Write the Blues: Sing America's Music
Ok it's sad. So why is everyone still singing it?
Composition

Activity: Now it’s YOUR turn to write a blues stanza*. Relax, it’s easy!

Find two other classmates to work with. Together you will compose a stanza (AAB) or two (AAB or CCD).

Write why you have the blues about school! Each line must be 10 or more syllables.


DON'T FORGET - A & A are the same exact words, just repeated. B Rhymes with A.



_A___________________________________________________________________________


_A___________________________________________________________________________


_B___________________________________________________________________________



_C___________________________________________________________________________


_C___________________________________________________________________________


_D___________________________________________________________________________


 

Use rhymezone to help find some matching words. 

 

*Think back to the poetry in "St. Louis Blues"

A - I hate to see that evening sun go down,

A - I hate to see that evening sun go down,

B - 'Cause my lovin' baby done left this town.


C - If I feel tomorrow, like I feel today,

C - If I feel tomorrow, like I feel today,

D - I'm gonna pack my trunk and make my getaway.