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Bernstein wrote these "K Blues" (K for Koussevitzky) as a humorous, but heartfelt homage to his mentor:

I. A. I woke up this morning with rehearsal five minutes away.
With such a feeling in my stomach how was I ever going to play?

B. I came down to the shed with a three day beard
When I saw Koussevitsky, my blues disappeared.

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