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I Gotta Right to Sing The Blues

This song is by Ella Fitzgerald and appears on the album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book (1961).

I don't care who knows I am blue
My song wouldn't take long to give my heart away
I know it's plain my heart's in pain
My song couldn't belong to someone feeling gay

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 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 got a right to sing the blues
I got a right to sing the blues

Written by:

Ted Koehler Harold Arlen