Why I Sing The Blues – Lyrics

Title  Why I Sing The Blues
Composer  Dave Clark, B.B.King
Composition’s Year  1969
First Recording Artist  B.B.King
Aretha’s First Recording Year  1970

Lyrics
Everybody wants to know, they ask me why I sing the blues
Everybody wants to know now, why I keep crying the blues
Well, I’ve been around little while and I’ve paid some dues, yes I have

People laying in ghetto flats, cold and numb
Looking at roaches, telling bedbugs to move over and give ’em some
Oh, it’s hot in here, that’s one reason I’m singing the blues, yeah
Been around a long time, God knows I’ve paid a few dues, yes I have

Stood in line at the County Hall
Heard a man saying: “We’re gonna build some apartments for y’all
Up in renewal, work on a removal, talk to me, yeah”
Don’t feel bad about it, just trying to be free

I don’t want my kids growing up to be no fools
You keep rapping to me y’all ain’t got no room in school, yeah
And you want to know why I’m singing the blues, yeah
Been around a little while and I’ve seen some people paying dues, yes I have

Some of my friends told me I was born to loose
But when I looked around they were singing the same old kind of blues, now
And you want to know why I’m singing ’em this evening, yeah
Don’t be saying those, everybody pays some dues sometimes
Yeah, sing the blues now

Català – Per Què Canto Blues
Tothom vol saber, em pregunten per què canto blues
Tothom vol saber ara, per què segueixo plorant blues
Bé, he voltat una mica i he pagat alguns deutes, sí, ho he fet

La gent s’està en pisos del ghetto, freds i entumits
Mirant les paneroles, dient a les xinxes que es moguin i donant-les una mica de
Oh, quina calor fa aquí, aquesta és una de les raons per les que estic cantant blues, sí
He voltat força temps, Déu sap que he pagat uns quants deutes, sí, ho he fet

Em vaig posar a la cua a l’entrada del Comtat
Vaig sentir un home dient: “Construirem apartaments per a tots vostès
A dalt, remodelats, treballo en una mudança, parleu amb mi, sí”
No us sentiu malament per això, només prova de ser lliure

No vull que els meus fills creixin convertint-se en ximples
Em continueu dient que no teniu espai a l’escola, sí
I vols saber per què estic cantant blues, sí
He estat voltant una mica i he vist algunes persones pagant deutes, sí, ho he vist

Alguns dels meus amics em van dir que havia nascut per perdre
Però quan vaig mirar al meu voltant estaven cantant el mateix vell tipus de blues, ara
I vols saber per què els estic cantant aquesta nit, sí
No digueu aquestes coses, tothom paga algun deute algun cop
Sí, canta el blues ara

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