Who Sang Bye Bye Black Bird? Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips Confessin' the Blues cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1994
length: 4:50
Lyrics
Blackbird, blackbird singing the blues all day
Right outside of my door
Blackbird, blackbird who do you sit and say
There's no sunshine in store

All thru the winter you hung around
Now I begin to feel homeward bound
Blackbird, blackbird gotta be on my way
Where there's sunshine galore

Pack up all my care and woe
Here I go, singing low
Bye bye blackbird
Where somebody waits for me
Sugar's sweet, so is she
Bye bye blackbird

No one here can love and understand me
Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me
Make my bed and light the light
I'll arrive late tonight
Blackbird, bye bye

Bluebird bluebird calling me far away
I've been longing for you
Bluebird bluebird what do I hear you say
Skies are turning to blue

I'm like a flower that's fading here
Where every hour is one long tear
Bluebird bluebird this is my lucky day
Now my dreams will come true

Pack up all my care and woe
Here I go, singing low
Bye bye blackbird
Where somebody waits for me
Sugar's sweet, so is she
Bye bye blackbird

No one here can love and understand me
Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me
Make my bed and light the light
I'll arrive late tonight
Blackbird, bye bye

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I'm Gettin' 'long Alright
  • 2 I Wonder
  • 3 Confessin' the Blues
  • 4 Romance in the Dark
  • 5 C.C. Rider
  • 6 Cherry Red
  • 7 In the Evenin'
  • 8 I Love Paris
  • 9 It Could Happen to You
  • 10 Bye Bye Black Bird
  • 11 Blow Top Blues / Jelly Jelly Blues / Long John Blues

  • Release information
    label: Sequel Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 5023224080721
    script: Latin