TODAY I SING THE BLUES
as recorded by Aretha Franklin
with The Ray Bryant Combo
Without a word of warnin',
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, ooooh!
Whoa, yesterday I sang a love song,
But today I'm singin' the blues!
Mmmmm, 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 sing a love song,
Ow! Ow! But right now I'm singin' the blues!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - July 2017)