I'D RATHER GO BLIND
(Ellington Jordan / Billy Foster)
Etta James - 1967
Chicken Shack - 1969
Christine Perfect - 1970
Rod Stewart - 1972
Margie Joseph - 1973
Fleetwood Mac - 1977
Marcia Ball - 1984
Ruby Turner - 1987
Lynn August & The Hot August Knights - 1989
Sydney Youngblood - 1990
Paul Weller - 1995
Also recorded by: Jean Knight; Clarence Carter; Koko Taylor; Long John Baldry; Linda Shell; Little Milton;
Barbara Lynn; Mike Griffin; Stan Webb; Elkie Brooks.
Something told me it was over
When I saw you and her talking.
Something deep down in my soul said cry girl,
When I saw you and that girl walking.
I would rather,
I would rather go blind, boy,
Than to see you walk away from me, child.
So you see, I love you so much
That I don't wanna watch you leave me, baby.
Most of all I just don't,
I just don't want to be free, no.
I was just, I was just,
I was just sitting here thinking
Of your kiss and your warm embrace,
When the reflection in the glass that I held to my lips, baby
Revealed the tears that was on my face.
Baby, Baby, I'd rather be blind, boy,
Than to see you walk away from me.