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Dance Away Those Blues (single)

by Jacqueline Cates Johnny Burgess

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Prologue:

We all have our ways to help us move through the blues.
Some get together with a friend or friends for support.
Others may put on some music that speaks to their mood.

They listen to the melody and sing along as my mom and
aunties had done. At times my mom would put dancing
music on and throw herself into the rhythm and dance.

Many family gatherings had music and dancing. I thought it
was something all families did. Dance if you are able or move
your body to the rhythm. You may feel better in that moment.

lyrics

v1.
When the blues wash over you
Here’s what you can do
Feel the music - you can choose
To dance away those blues

v2.
When you're so down inside
And your worries multiply
Hear a tune in your head
Rise and dance instead

v3.
Go ahead and bust a move
The rhythm will carry you
Your soul will come alive
You’ll feel so good inside

v4.
The blues you can defy
Dancing is your best ally
The blues will run and hide
You’ll feel so happy inside

Chorus
When the blues wash over you
Dance away those blues

credits

released January 17, 2023
Lyrics and vocals by Jacqueline Cates. Music and backing vocals by Johnny Burgess. All keyboards and samples by Johnny Burgess.
Arranged and produced by Johnny Burgess. Recorded at Cinderblock Studios, Ruston WA Oct. through Dec. 2022
Mastered by Mark Simmons at Pacific Studios, Tacoma WA Jan 2023.
copyright 2023 catesburgess

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Jacqueline Cates Johnny Burgess Tacoma, Washington

From Tacoma WA, Jacqueline & Johnny have collaborated writing songs since 2009. Jacqueline, formerly a technical writer and trainer for Carlson Marketing Inc, began writing lyrics for Johnny's style of music.
Johnny enjoys
composing and arranging the music for Jackie's lyrics.
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