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Today I Sing the Blues
Aretha Franklin Lyrics


Without a word of warning
The blues walked in this morning
And circled aroundnd my lonely room
I didn't know why I had
That sad and lonely feeling
Until my baby said we're through

Yesterday this time, I sang a love song
But today I'm singin' the blues

Now, I know the explanation
But to me that's no consolation
No, no, it just goes to show you
No matter how your love
Everybody's got to lose
And since I've lost
I'd rather walk around and worry
I guess I just walked the darkest avenues

Yesterday this time, I sang a love song
But today, my story's a little different, people
I'm singing the blues, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now it strikes me kind of funny
How love can be this way
'Cause we were lovers last night, honey
Oh, but I'm sittin' alone again today
And it strikes me kind of funny, yeah
How faith can be so unfair
'Cause I seem to come out on the losin' end
Of every, every love affair, yeah
It's got to be written somewhere for me
That I should be the one to always lose

But yesterday at this time, I sang a love song
Oh, oh, right now I'm singin' the blues, yeah, yeah
I'm singin' the blues

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Curtis Lewis

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Steve Seager

RIP Aretha.

For me, the greatest soul singer of them all, male or female.

Unlike others, she never faltered, shared too much or tried too hard.

When Aretha sang, she just told us how it was. And did it with incredible strength, power and absolute conviction.

She seemed not so much to sing, only open her mouth and be. And she did it from the start to the end.

Here she is in 1960 with her first studio-recorded single. Aged 17, having had two kids, she's already all Aretha … telling us how it is.

And as she often did, after having held you warm and close the whole song, she waits until the last 20 seconds to do what she will with your heart.

Makes me smile my ass-off. Such brilliance. I could listen forever.



Richard Peroumalle

Without a word of warnin'
The blues walked in this mornin'
And circled around my lonely room.

I didn't know why I had that sad 'n lonely feelin'
Until my baby called and said we were through, hooo.

For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
But today... I'm singing the blues.

Now, I know the explanation
But to me that's no consolation
No, no, it just goes to show you
No matter how you love, everybody has got to lose
And since I've lost, I'd rather walk around and woe
I guess I just walk the darkest avenue

For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
But today... I'm singing the blues.

Now, it strikes me kinda funny how love can be this way
'Cause we were lovin' 'til last night honey, yeah.
I'm alone again today

And it strikes me kinda funny how fate can be so unfair
'Cos I seem to come right on the losin' end in every, every love affair!

Yes it must be, it must be meant for me that I should be the one,
Be the one to always lose, hooo.

For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
But right now... I'm singing the blues.



Мадина Утепова

Without a word of warnin'
The blues walked in this mornin'
And circled around my lonely room.

I didn't know why I had that sad 'n lonely feelin'
Until my baby called and said we were through, hooo.

For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
But today... I'm singing the blues

Now, it strikes me kinda funny how love can be this way
'Cause we were lovin' 'til last night honey, yeah.
I'm alone again today

And it strikes me kinda funny how fate can be so unfair
'Cos I seem to come right on the losin' end in every, every love affair!

Yes it must be, it must be meant for me that I should be the one,
Be the one to always lose, hooo.

For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
But right now... I'm singing the blues.



Yumi Lopez

menú

Today I Sing The Blues

Aretha Franklin



Without a word of warnin'
Blues walked in this mornin'
And circled 'round
My lonely room

I didn't know
Why I had that sad 'n lonely feelin'
Until my baby called

and said we were through

For yesterday this time
I sang a love song
But today I'm singing the blues

It strikes me kinda funny
How love can be this way?
We were lovers last night honey
But I'm alone again today

And it strikes me kinda funny
How fate can be unfair
I come out on the losin' end
In every, every love affair

Yes it must be
It must be written for me
That I should be the one
Be the one to always lose

For yesterday
Yesterday this time
I'd sing a love song
But right now I'm singin the blues
Oh yeah



All comments from YouTube:

Bianca Polo

Her technique in this is spot on ! The best I’ve heard of her

Steve Seager

RIP Aretha.

For me, the greatest soul singer of them all, male or female.

Unlike others, she never faltered, shared too much or tried too hard.

When Aretha sang, she just told us how it was. And did it with incredible strength, power and absolute conviction.

She seemed not so much to sing, only open her mouth and be. And she did it from the start to the end.

Here she is in 1960 with her first studio-recorded single. Aged 17, having had two kids, she's already all Aretha … telling us how it is.

And as she often did, after having held you warm and close the whole song, she waits until the last 20 seconds to do what she will with your heart.

Makes me smile my ass-off. Such brilliance. I could listen forever.

Milton Bertão Neto

Well said

Luther Williams

man, I totally agree with you!:

Greg Battles

i want argue wit u on that

Gail Gruenburg

What a lovely tribute. Aretha, Stevie and Marvin are my idols and I have loved them since childhood.

Andrew X

One of the best recordings of Aretha. No fancy backup bands and singers. Pure Aretha.

Iam Justme

Andrew X So So true!!

Stanley Robert Walker

RIP Aretha Franklin. Thank you for your soul stirring music. Followed you since I first heard you on Atlantic Records in 1967,

Stef Rozitis

Such a beautiful voice

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