The poet BB King

BB King was interviewed on the Today programme on Radio 4 this week (audio clip about half way down the page). I was struck by how poetically he spoke, and how often really good musicians have a natural ryhthm and sense of the sound of language. My favourite bit was near the end, when he said:

I swear to you, I only know one thing
I do what I do and I do it the best I can; and I do that nightly
But I will tell you this: many nights, my best is not as good as I’d like it to be
But I do my best every night

That really could have come straight out of a song.