Who Sang I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good? Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington American Freedom cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1961
length: 5:34
producer: Bob Thiele
recording engineer: Ray Hall
Some other versions of "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good"

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 weather
It changes with the hours
When he's near, I'm fair and warmer
When he's gone, I'm cloudy with showers

An 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 around
I end up like I started out: just cryin' my lil' heart out
He don't love me like I love him
No, nobody could; I got it bad and that ain't good

So bad, so bad

I got on it so bad, so bad, though folks with good intentions
Tell me to save my tears
I'm glad; I'm mad about you; I can't live without you
Lord above me, make him love me the way he should

Like a lonely weeping willow lost in the wood
The things I tell my pillow
No woman should
I got it bad, bad, so bad and that ain't good

  • 1 Duke's Place
  • 2 I'm Just a Lucky So and So
  • 3 Cottontail
  • 4 Mood Indigo
  • 5 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  • 6 The Beautiful American
  • 7 Black and Tan Fantasy
  • 8 Drop Me Off at Harlem
  • 9 The Mooche
  • 10 In a Mellow Tone
  • 11 It Don't Mean a Thing
  • 12 Solitude
  • 13 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • 14 I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 15 Just Squeeze Me
  • 16 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
  • 17 Azalea

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin