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I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues

   (Koehler and Arlen)

Transcribed from Lena Horne with Orchestra Conducted by Lou Bring, from vocals by Lena Horne, recorded December 15, 1941.
From Lena Horne, L'Art Vocal, vol. 11. La Selection1935-1941; DK 025.
Photograph of Lena Horne.

I got a right to sing the blues,
I got a right to feel low down,
I got a right to hang around,
Down around the river.
A certain man in this old town,
Keeps draggin' my poor heart around,
All I see for me is misery.

I got a right to sing the blues,
I got a right to moan and sigh,
I got a right to sit and cry,
Down around the river,
I know the deep blue sea,
Will soon be callin' me,
It must be love, say what you choose,
I've got a right to sing the blues.

I got a right to sing the blues,
I got a right to moan and sigh,
I got a right to sit and cry,
Down around the river,
I know the deep blue sea,
Will soon be callin' me,
It must be love, say what you choose,
I've got a right to sing the blues.



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Published 1/29/00.

Lena Horne starred in the movie, Stormy Weather. Read our review of the movie.
 


 


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