Singing the Sales Blues

Posted by Dave Kurlan on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 @ 15:03 PM

I received an email today that describes How to Sing and Play the Blues. It was very funny but unfortunately, I don't know who wrote it so I can't give proper credit.  I forwarded it to a few music lovers and musicians and one of them, Ken Stark, Owner of Stark & Associates, a St. Louis sales development firm, replied back in less than five minutes with his original lyrics to "Too Much Pretendin' Blues". Next time your salespeople are singin' the blues, have them sing this instead!

The Too Much Pretendin' Blues

Woke up this mornin
was way before dawn.
Woke up this mornin
my pipeline was gone.
Don't know how it happened.
Got dem not enuf doin
And too much pretendin blues.


Was king of my world
bout a year ago.
Then things out there
they got really slow.
The man don't pay me
when the cash don't flow.
Got dem not enuf doin
and too much pretendin blues.


When nobody's buyin
ain't much I can do
Cep sit around cryin
just thinkin bout who


Would take someone on
who wakes up each dawn
With dem
Not enough doin
and too much pretendin blues.

(c) Copyright 2008 Dave Kurlan

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