Who Sang I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good? Duke Ellington & Teresa Brewer

Teresa Brewer It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1982
length: 3:36
producer: Bob Thiele
engineer: Bob Simpson
alto saxophone: Russell Procope
bass: Joe Benjamin
bass trombone: Chuck Connors
cornet: Ray Nance
piano: Duke Ellington
reeds: Harold Ashby and Harry Carney
tenor saxophone: Norris Turney
trombone: Art Baron and Vince Prudente
trumpet: Barrie Lee Hall, Jr., Johnny Coles and Money Johnson
vocal: Teresa Brewer
woodwind: Harold "Geezil" Minerve
drums (drum set): Quentin White
Some other versions of "I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good"

Lyrics
The poets say that all who love are blind
But I'm in love and I know what time it is!
The Good Book says "Go seek and ye shall find
"Well, I have sought and my what a climb it is!
My life is just like the weatherIt changes with the hours
When he's near I'm fair and warmer
When he's gone I'm cloudy with showers;in emotion
Like the ocean it's either sink or swim
When a woman loves a man like I love him
Never treats me sweet and gentle the way he should
I got it bad and that ain't good!
My poor heart is sentimental not made of wood
I got it bad and that ain't good!
But when the weekend's over and Monday rolls aroun'
I end up like I start out just cryin' my heart out
He don't love me like I love him nobody could
I got it bad and that ain't good
Like a lonely weeping willow lost in the wood
I got it bad and that ain't good!
And the things I tell my pillow no woman should
I got it bad and that ain't good!
Tho folks with good intentions ell me to save my tears
I'm glad I'm mad about him I can't live without him
Lord above me make him love me the way he should
I got it bad and that ain't good

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
  • 2 I Ain’t Got Nothin’ but the Blues
  • 3 Satin Doll
  • 4 Mood Indigo
  • 5 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • 6 I’m Beginning to See the Light
  • 7 I’ve Got to Be a Rugcutter
  • 8 I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good
  • 9 Tulip or Turnip
  • 10 It’s Kinda Lonesome Out Tonight
  • 11 Poco Mucho

  • Release information
    label: Flying Dutchman
    country(area): Japan
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin