Who Sang Why I Sing the Blues? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark cover art

Some other versions of "Why I Sing the Blues"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: B.b. King, Dave Clark
release date: 1970-8-24
genres: Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 3:06
producer: Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
bass: Harold Cowart
organ: Dave Crawford
guitar: Cornell Dupree
drums (drum set): Ray Lucas
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
And 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

Strikes me kinda funny how love can be this way
We were lovin' 'til last night honey, yeah
I'm alone again today

And it strikes me kinda funny
How fate can be unfair
That I 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

For yesterday
Yesterday this time I'd sing a love song, whoah
Yeah, but right now I'm singin' the blues
Whoah yeah, today I sing the blues




Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don’t Play That Song
  • 2 The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday’s Kiss)
  • 3 Pullin’
  • 4 You and Me
  • 5 Honest I Do
  • 6 Spirit in the Dark
  • 7 When the Battle Is Over
  • 8 One Way Ticket
  • 9 Try Matty’s
  • 10 That’s All I Want From You
  • 11 Oh No Not My Baby
  • 12 Why I Sing the Blues

  • Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin