Lucille es el nombre dado por B. B. King a sus guitarras. Normalmente son Gibson negras similares a la ES-335.
Durante el invierno de 1949, King tocó en un salón de baile en Twist, Arkansas. Para calentar el salón, un barril medio lleno con queroseno fue encendido, una práctica bastante común en la época. Durante su actuación, dos hombres comenzaron a pelear, golpeando el barril quemándose y enviando combustible ardiente hacia el suelo. Esto provocó una evacuación. Una vez afuera, King se dio cuenta de que había dejado su guitarra dentro del edificio en llamas. Este entró al incendio para rescatar a su guitarra, una Gibson acústica. Dos personas murieron en el incendio. Al día siguiente, King descubrió que los dos hombres estaban peleando por una mujer llamada Lucille. King nombró a su primera guitarra Lucille, al igual que a todas las que tuvo desde aquella casi fatal experiencia, como recuerdo de no volver a hacer algo tan estupido como correr hacia un edificio en llamas. Wikipedia
The sound that you're listening to is from my guitar that's named "Lucille"
I'm very crazy about Lucille
Lucille took me from the planatation
Oh and you might say brought me fame
I don't think I can just talk enough about Lucille
sometimes when I'm blue it's seems like Lucille trying to help me, calling my name
I used to sing spirituals when I thought that this was the thing i wanted to do
But somehow or another, when I went in the Army
I picked up on Lucille and started sing the blues
Well, now when I'm paying my dues
Maybe you don't know what I mean when I say paying my dues
I mean when things are bad with me
I can always, I can always you know, like, depend on Lucille
Sorta hard to talk to you myself
I guess I'll let Lucille say all of a few words and then...
You know, I doubt if you can feel it like I do
But when I things about the things that I've gone through,
Like, well, for instance, if I have a girlfriend and she's misusing me
And I go home at night, and maybe I'm lonely, well, not maybe, I am lonely,
I pick up Lucille and then ping out those funny sounds that sound good to me, you know
Sometimes I get to play where I can't even say nothin'
Sometimes I think it's cryin'
You know if I can sing pop tunes like Frank Sinatra or Sammy Davis Jr.
I don't think I still could do it
Because Lucille don't wanna play nothin but the blues
And I think I'm, I think I'm pretty glad about that
'Cause don't nobody sing to me like Lucille
Well, I'll put it like this
Take it easy, Lucille
I like the way Sammy sings and I like the way Frank sings
But I can get a little Frank, Sammy, a little Ray Charles,
In fact all the people with soul in this...
A little Mahalia Jackson in there
One more Lucille
You know I gotten a lot of you months ago
Alot of you wanna know why I call the guitar "Lucille"
Lucille has practically saved my life two, three times
No kidding, really has
I remember once I was in an automobile accident
And when the car stopped turning over, it fell over on Lucille
And it held it up off of me, really, it held it up off of me
So that's one time it's saved my life
The way, the way, I, uh, I came by the name of Lucille
I was over in Twist, Arkansas
I know you never heard of that, but it happened
And one night, the guys started a ball over there, started brawling, you know what I mean
And the guy that was mad with this old lady
When she fell over this gas tank that was burning for heat, the gas ran all over the floor
And when the gas ran all over the floor
The building caught on fire and almost burned me up trying to save Lucille
Uh, oh, I imagine you're still wondering why I call it "Lucille"
The lady that started the brawl that night was named Lucille
And that's been Lucille ever since to me
One more now Lucille
Sounds pretty good
Can I do one more?
I got Lucille
Sounds really good
I think I'll try one more