I’d Rather Go Blind – Etta James

“I’d rather go blind” è un brano blues scritto da Ellington Jordan (e accreditato anche a Billy Foster) che fu originariamente registrato da Etta James nel 1967, rilasciato nel 1968 e rapidamente diventato un classico della musica blues e del genere soul molto diffuso a quei tempi.

INTRO = LA SIm / SIm LA

VERSE 1
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LA SIm
Something told me it was over
SIm LA
when I saw you and her talking,
LA SIm
Something deep down in my soul said, ´Cry Girl´,
SIm LA
when I saw you and that girl, walking out.

CHORUS
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LA SIm
I would rather, I would rather go blind boy,
SIm LA
Than to see you, walk away from me child, and all.
LA
Ooooo So you see, I love you so much
SIm
That I don’t want to watch you leave me baby,
SIm LA
Most of all, I just don’t, I just don’t want to be free no

VERSE 2
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LA SIm
I was just, I was just, I was just sitting here thinking
SIm LA
Of your kisses and your warm embrace, yeah,
LA
When the reflection in the glass
SIm
that I held to my lips now baby,
SIm LA
Revealed the tears that was on my face, yeah.

CHORUS
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LA SIm
And baby, baby, I would rather be blind boy
SIm LA
Than to see you walk away, see you walk away from me, yeah
LA SIm
Baby, baby, baby, I’d rather be blind now (…)