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‘The Blues’ and psychiatry: Symptomatology and therapy in song lyrics

  • Matthew Jelley (a1)
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In the wee midnight hours, long ‘fore the break of day In the wee midnight hours, long before the break of day When the blues creep upon you and carry your mind away.

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‘The Blues’ and psychiatry: Symptomatology and therapy in song lyrics

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