Sickness Blues (Henry Jackson)

Woke early in the dawning, with a catch in my throat

When I tried to speak, I just squeezed out a croak

Oh I’m feeling so bad, I must have the Spanish flu’

Last week I detected, a lump in my side

I rushed off for testing, they said it was benign

But I don’t believe ‘em, I want it verified

I said doctor, doctor, don’t spare me the news

What’s your diagnosis, got no time to lose

It’s my own opinion, that I have the sickness blues

Had difficulty breathing, now I’ve got nosebleeds

I’m really frightened, that I’ve got TB

But the x-rays showed my lungs were clear

My heart is pounding and I have chest pain

Do I have thrombosis or other heart complaints

But the ECG was normal, but I was not relieved

I said doctor, doctor, don’t hold back on the news

What’s your diagnosis, got no time to lose

It’s my private opinion, that I have the sickness blues

Doctor said look, I’ve got to be straight

There’s no debating you’re in fine physical shape

Hypo-chon-dria-s-is, is its proper name

Doctor, doctor, thank you for that news

I’m pleased to hear, that that’s my disease

And I don’t have, the sickness blues