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The Doors

Runnin' Blue (2:28)

Runnin' Blue is a song by the American rock band The Doors, the seventh track on their album The Soft Parade. In 1969 it peaked at #64 on Billboard magazine's Pop Singles chart.

It is notable for Jim Morrisons introduction, a tribute to the then recently-deceased Otis Redding:

Poor Otis, dead and gone
Left me here to sing his song
Pretty little girl with the red dress on
Poor Otis, dead and gone.

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Poor Otis dead and gone
Left me here to sing his song
Pretty little girl with the red dress on
Poor Otis dead and gone

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