Going Down Slow – Lyrics

Title  Going Down Slow
Composer  St. Louis Jimmy Oden (Arranged by Aretha Franklin)
Composition’s Year  1941
First Recording Artist  St. Louis Jimmy Oden
Aretha’s First Recording Year  1967

Lyrics
I’ve had, had my fun if I don’t get well no more
I want to tell you I’ve had big fun if I don’t get well no more
You see my health is failing
And I’m going down slow, yes I am

Now, what I want you to do for me is
Somebody write my father
Tell him the shape that I’m in, oh yes
I need tonight that somebody calls my father
Tell him, tell him the shape that I’m in, oh yes
And while you’re talking to him, tell him to pray for me
And tell him to forgive me, forgive me for all of my sins
Yeah, forgive me for all of my sins

Tell him that early one morning
Look for, look for my clothes home, oh yeah
Tell him early one morning
Look for, to look for my clothes home, yeah
You tell him just in case he don’t see my body
All he can do, all he can do is stand and moan
And I believe he can do it, yes he can, yeah, yes he can, yeah

Català – Apagant-me Lentament
He tingut, he tingut diversió, per si no en tinc mai més
Vull dir-vos que he tingut una gran diversió, per si no en tinc mai més
Veieu com la meva salut està fallant
I vaig apagant-me lentament, sí ho faig

Ara, el que vull que feu per mi és
Que algú escrigui al meu pare
Digueu-li l’estat en què estic, oh sí
Necessito que aquesta nit algú truqui al meu pare
Digueu-li, digueu-li l’estat en què estic, oh sí
I mentre parleu amb ell, digueu-li que pregui per mi
I digueu-li que em perdoni, em perdoni per tots els meus pecats
Sí, que em perdoni per tots els meus pecats

Digueu-li que un matí ben aviat
Busqui, busqui la meva roba a casa, oh sí
Digueu-li, un matí ben aviat
Busqui, que busqui la meva roba a casa, oh sí
Digueu-li que en cas que no vegi el meu cos
Tot el que pot fer, tot el que pot fer és posar-se dret i gemegar
I crec que ho pot fer, sí que pot, sí, sí que pot, sí

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