Aretha Franklin - Today I Sing The Blues Lyrics




Without a word of warnin'
The 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, hooo.

For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
But today... I'm singing the blues.

Now, I know the explanation
But to me that's no consolation
No, no, it just goes to show you
No matter how you love, everybody has got to lose
And since I've lost, I'd rather walk around and woe
I guess I just walk the darkest avenue

For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
But today... I'm singing the blues.

Now, it strikes me kinda funny how love can be this way
'Cause we were lovin' 'til last night honey, yeah.
I'm alone again today

And it strikes me kinda funny how fate can be so unfair
'Cos I seem to 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, hooo.

For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
But right now... I'm singing the blues.





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  1. emma Quinn

    So now I’m crying in front of everyone at the bus stop because this is just phenomenal. Cannot believe this is the first time I’ve ever heard this magic. 👏🏼💖

  2. Michael Quirk

    Without a doubt...the greatest singer that ever lived...!

  3. Мадина Утепова

    Without a word of warnin'
    The 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, hooo.

    For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
    But today... I'm singing the blues

    Now, it strikes me kinda funny how love can be this way
    'Cause we were lovin' 'til last night honey, yeah.
    I'm alone again today

    And it strikes me kinda funny how fate can be so unfair
    'Cos I seem to 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, hooo.

    For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
    But right now... I'm singing the blues.

  4. Barbara Wisdom

    They did not know what to do with her, so they had her sing everything. However, the CD I have with this song is a bunch of "stuff". Everything for sure, but her voice was too good for most of them. She is the best.

  5. Nostradumbass 8

    My body doesn't know how to feel so tears just come to my eyes...hot damn her voice is beautiful.

  6. Yo Ragnarök

    1000 thanks gal ^^

  7. Therese Dørum

    Amazing Aretha <3

  8. diva doll

    Sang Queen.

  9. Martín Ferrer

    There's a good way to overcome the death. Such thing means that if you never had met personally somebody like Aretha,then that one will never die. The talent will never die at all

  10. Carlos Arturo Sousa Garrido Lecca

    This one is the single version?

  11. Whis

    Your track has lower noise floor, may I know what is the source came from? I'll considered this as (Remastered)

  12. Daniel Hall

    I think this is the best blues song I've ever heard if I'm honest. 17 though? Damn. I'm in my 30s and I can relate to this!

    S B

    Aretha had endured a lot more than most at 17 yrs old. You gotta go through some to belt that that. Rest on Queen…

  13. Lu'Trina Wright

    Mr Hurst

  14. Cheryl Martin

    I was ten years old, walking out the front door headed to elementary school when this came on the radio. It was the first time I heard Aretha Franklin and this song. Little did I know it would mirror my life. Little did I know like Aretha I would be a teen-age mother of two wonderful sons.

  15. Thomas Lombardo

    A great blues number from her very first recording session in 1960.

  16. Nene76

    I want to know who were the 5 morons that gave this a thumbs down! This is awesome!

  17. Merisha Jackson

    Queen Ree had us singing the blues August 16th 2018 when she decided to leave this earth!! Rest In Soul, Queen Mother Aretha!!#longlivethequeen👑👑👑

  18. Denise Griffith

    Do anyone know of a song she sang when she basically sang that she could not be trusted, cause she would hurt the man. I only heard the song once over the last week and cannot really remember the lyrics but I do know that it had to have been one of her blues or jazz songs, please help me find this song.

    J Denese

    Denise Griffith Is it possibly "Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning"?

    Denise Griffith

    @J Denese Thank you, I ran across this one while searching for that song, and can I tell you I fell in Love with this the moment I heard it.

  19. bev d

    She also got married

  20. Dutchmusicfan1992

    One of Aretha's best. R.I.P. Aretha!

  21. jen sheahan

    who could put a “👎🏽” to this song??

  22. wayward242

    R I P , Q U E E N !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Melody Sanger

    REST IN PARADISE
    ARETHA LOUISE FRANKLIN
    (MARCH 25, 1942 - AUGUST 16, 2018) [08/25/2018]

  24. Bianca Polo

    Her technique in this is spot on ! The best I’ve heard of her

  25. brian skeete

    R.I.P. Our Queen.

    Betty Etheridge

    I think it’s evil gal

  26. Aldred Warren

    Excellent just heard this as an intro on Dr. Wilmer Leon program on Siriusxm's RIP one the greatest

    mikebowsr351511

    Aldred Warren . That's where i heard it 1st. Doc got a collection of the music i like listening to. 🎶🎵🎼🎹🎺🎤

  27. K Moore

    Had to revisit your first hit record, Queen!!! RIP!!!

  28. David Taber

    Two people are dead inside.

  29. Andrew X

    One of the best recordings of Aretha. No fancy backup bands and singers. Pure Aretha.

    J Denese

    Andrew X So So true!!

  30. Manuel Llorens

    In 1960 while living in Milwaukee, my brother and I had one record and it was Aretha singing this song. We played it over and over

  31. Ross Buchanan

    RIP Aretha Franklin. Thank you.

  32. Stef Rozitis

    Such a beautiful voice

  33. OLD BAY

    RIP You were a gift to the world, and it was a better place with you in it....

  34. Steve Seager

    RIP Aretha.

    For me, the greatest soul singer of them all, male or female.

    Unlike others, she never faltered, shared too much or tried too hard.

    When Aretha sang, she just told us how it was. And did it with incredible strength, power and absolute conviction.

    She seemed not so much to sing, only open her mouth and be. And she did it from the start to the end.

    Here she is in 1960 with her first studio-recorded single. Aged 17, having had two kids, she's already all Aretha … telling us how it is.

    And as she often did, after having held you warm and close the whole song, she waits until the last 20 seconds to do what she will with your heart.

    Makes me smile my ass-off. Such brilliance. I could listen forever.

    Gail Gruenburg

    What a lovely tribute. Aretha, Stevie and Marvin are my idols and I have loved them since childhood.

  35. Robert Walker

    RIP Aretha Franklin. Thank you for your soul stirring music. Followed you since I first heard you on Atlantic Records in 1967,

  36. Allan C Ester Jr

    I feel like I've lost an aunt ! Rest in Heaven Queen 😞

  37. E. Parlier

    Rest In Peace, Aretha....

  38. Annemarie Campbell

    RIP Aretha xxx

  39. lana4581

    🌹 RIP x

  40. Ryan Dalton

    RIP to the Queen of Soul

  41. Citrus Orange

    Often Imitated....
    NEVER Duplicated.....
    RIP Queen Re Re

  42. Michel Polizzi

    Born on March 25, 1942. This was recorded on August 1st, 1960. She was 18 years old

  43. Lu'Trina Wright

    R.I.L Mrs Reeeeee!!

  44. teodora spinu

    R.I.P. Aretha Franklin !

    K Moore

    Yessss...Her first hit record!!

  45. Fotón Agencia de Imagen

    RIP Aretha, tu voz será eterna

  46. Jorge Abreu

    Sinto-me muito triste nesta hora, partiu a grande Diva do Soul. Ao mesmo tempo sei que ficou a sua discografia a sua VOZ e a sua personalidade. RIP. Condolências à família e como diz a sua música, "Respect". Obrigado.!! :( :( :( *****
    _________________"A talent greater than life, a voice greater than history." ______________
    I feel very sad at this time, the great Soul Diva departed. At the same time I know that your discography was your VOICE and your personality. RIP. Condolences to the family and as their song says, "Respect". Thank you. !!
    _____________"Um talento maior do que a vida, uma voz maior do que a história."__________

  47. lucas Hills

    RIP Queen of Soul

    Revolution

    She was a Queen period.

  48. KMW18

    RIP Aretha.

  49. johnny knoxville

    r.i.p. legend

  50. Вячеслав Королёв

    Царство ей небесное!(

  51. kevin mcginty

    NO ONE SURPASSES ARETHA.

  52. Tom Despres

    One of the few Aretha recordings true to her style during her Columbia tenure. It was I believe her first release on the label. When it didn’t hit, clueless douche Mitch Miller forced her to record show tunes and pop standards in order to reach a wider (read white) audience.

    MRnewkTrane

    And if you've ever listened to Ree's Columbia Recordings, you would know know that she could & indeed did during this tenure sing anything - from those labels of jazz, r&b, pop, blues, etc.....her "style" as you call it was endless.

  53. Bethania Casco

    menú

    Today I Sing The Blues

    Aretha Franklin



    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 'n 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

    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'd sing a love song
    But right now I'm singin the blues
    Oh yeah

  54. Lu'Trina Wright

    today I'm singing the blues

  55. Esther Gavillet

    Shared on Google+ & Facebook March 24, 2018

  56. SoulSir

    I like the 69 rendition much better.

    J Denese

    Not me. Different strokes......

  57. Richard Peroumalle

    Without a word of warnin'
    The 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, hooo.

    For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
    But today... I'm singing the blues.

    Now, I know the explanation
    But to me that's no consolation
    No, no, it just goes to show you
    No matter how you love, everybody has got to lose
    And since I've lost, I'd rather walk around and woe
    I guess I just walk the darkest avenue

    For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
    But today... I'm singing the blues.

    Now, it strikes me kinda funny how love can be this way
    'Cause we were lovin' 'til last night honey, yeah.
    I'm alone again today

    And it strikes me kinda funny how fate can be so unfair
    'Cos I seem to 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, hooo.

    For yesterday this time I sang a lovesong
    But right now... I'm singing the blues.

    Bmarie

    Richard Peroumalle One of my favorites

    igor silva

    Thank you for your post

  58. Jean-Paul LITIE

    Absolute queen !

  59. Sarah Williams

    more problematic than having two children as a teenager is the apparent abandonment by het mother.

    J Denese

    Sarah Williams "apparent"

  60. The O

    Cute mama Aretha singing the blues is so fucking sexy. Damn!

  61. Tom Vitale

    First time I heard this.  Absolutely incredible.

  62. MusicBlue22

    I like her early version but she takes me to church on her later Atlantic recording of this

  63. Gail Gruenburg

    This is one fine song and one of my favorites by Aretha.

  64. DUB __

    How on earth does a 17 year old sing the blues like this...brilliant

    Greg Battles

    it's all about feeling what you feeling

    PRAYERistheKEY H

    ITS SOU!!.... SOUL!!.... SOUL!! ....ALL SOUL I would say!!!♥️😊

    Elizabeth Meikle

    She already had 2 kids, the first at age 12 and the second at 15🙁

  65. Raymi Lauren

    yes please

  66. Savvynlady

    Before she gets deep in the song, I'm giving it a straight thumbs up

  67. Lily Cat

    Seventeen when she recorded this and already had two kids. I think she earned the right to sing this.  And today it remains (in my opinion) the best thing she's ever done.

    Maida Sandoval

    @mrob75 God doesn't make mistakes and has to allow anything to happen in our lives. Whether you believe or not. Some 9 yrs old are raped and impregnated. I was a teen Mom and it definitely changed my life for the best. There are some adults that don't care for theirs. The comment wasn't looking to be right, it was to point out where the fire came from.

    mrob75

    @Maida Sandoval Hi Maida. Correct, God doesn't "make mistakes" in our lives. He does grant us "free will" in our lives and then the "mistakes" or choices in our lives become our very own. Sadly, evil affects our young children, so yes I do believe that as well. I'm glad that your child changed your life for the best. But if you're a good mom, which I'll bet you are, you're not going to want your teen son or daughter to follow the choices / mistakes that you made in your teen years. I'll bet you're going to desire that your child make "wise" choices: following God's law, going to school, getting the best education possible, a beautiful career, and being an inspiration to others. That would be the real fire you're talking about.

    Maida Sandoval

    @mrob75 indeed. He's 24 and graduated high school with honors. Has a yr and half to get bachelor's, but put on hold to work and raise his baby girl. I know the outcome isn't the same for every teen Mom, but I had to or I would've lost my life.

    Maida Sandoval

    @mrob75 the actual fire I spoke of would be her anointing. Not everyone has that gift. Regardless of our choices, God has His chosen. We all have to be tested for our testimony. Only Jesus was perfect.

    mrob75

    @Maida Sandoval really? And are you in that group of "chosen"?