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DUBUQUE BLUES

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DUBUQUE BLUES.

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Album cover of the musical group "The Association" on which "Dubuque Blues" can be heard.
Recording of "Dubuque Blues"

DUBUQUE BLUES. In 1967 “The Association,” one of the 1960s most popular bands, performed in the Locust Street Parking Ramp at a teen dance.

Jules Alexander, a member of the band, wrote the tune that was released on an album in 1969. The song sold well locally, but never achieved nationwide popularity.


The Association - Dubuque Blues Lyrics

Artist: The Association

Album: The Association (US Release)

Do you remember Dubuque? Have you even heard of that? Half way between New York and California There is a highway in and back Plus an active railroad track And the west side of the city Sells no liquor



Now I can recall the instances

That hung it in my thoughts

City parks, and night time girls

With ancient limestone rocks


Writing songs of rights and wrongs

And buyin' penny loafer shoes

Oh, definitely, most certainly, I've got

The Dubuque blues


Do you remember Anna Sue?

Have you even heard of that?

She went from Tennessee

To Minnesota


When she was thirteen and I was ten

And like a gentle Southern wind

Well she made the moonlight shatter

Through the maples


Now I can recall the summers

That we spent among the trees

When there were no Monday bummers

To blow my life of ease


Writing songs of rights and wrongs

And buyin' penny loafer shoes

Oh, definitely, most certainly, I've got

The Dubuque blues


Now the Dubuque blues ain't news

To anybody

Who knows sadness is the sweetest

Of the pain

Who can tell by just a glance

That it's all over

And who never cries

Well almost never cries


Do you remember nickel Cokes?

Have you even heard of that?

(I've heard of that)

It's half between the forties and tomorrow

Well I once considered it my home

But now I know I'll always roam

And if I pass through there again

I will be lucky


Now I can recall the instances

That hung it in my thoughts

City parks, oh the night time girls

With ancient limestone rocks


Writing songs of rights and wrongs

And buyin' penny loafer shoes

Oh, definitely, most certainly, I've got

The Dubuque blues


Ohhhh... I got the Dubuque blues ev'ry night and day

I got the Dubuque blues

I know it's back to Iowaaayy


See: DUBUQUE (SONG) for another musical tribute.