I could have been a gambler
'Cause I’m good with the cards
I could have been a lover
Breakin' other’s hearts
And I feel so silly
Bettin' on the dice
And a lover seldom sees
The same girl twice

And that is why (that is why)
That’s why I chose (that’s why I chose)
I chose to sing the blues, yes I did

Now, I could have been a doctor
Helping the sick
And I could have been a lawyer
But you know that ain’t my stick
'Cause I feel so bad
If a patient didn’t do well
And I feel just as bad
To leave a client in jail

And that is why (that is why)
That’s why I chose (that’s why I chose)
I chose to sing the blues

Now a man has a lot
That he could present
Just to think I could have been president
But I can’t understand
What politicians say
So I wanna talk to you
In my own little way

And that is why (that is why)
That’s why I chose (that’s why I chose)
I chose to sing the blues

Yes I did, friends
Don’t you know what I mean
I like what I’m doin'
You know, I like the blues
Everybody understands
What I mean when I say
Something like this here
Unnnnnnn-hoo
Yeah
Yeah-hoo
That’s what I’m talkin' 'bout when I sing

More lyrics from Ray Charles

  • 01My Baby (I Love Her Yes I Do)
    03:02
  • 01Laughin' and Clownin'
    03:21
  • 02Who You Gonna Love
    02:04
  • 02Somebody Ought To Write A Book About It
    03:02
  • 02That Thing Called Love
    03:31
  • 03I've Got a Woman, Part 1 (live)
    02:54
  • 03Till I Can't Take It Anymore
    03:27
  • 04Worried Life Blues
    03:07
  • 04I've Got a Woman, Part 2 (live)
    03:05
  • 04Something's Got To Change
    02:35
  • 02:00
  • 06Never Had Enough Of Nothing Yet
    02:34
  • 07I'm A Fool To Care
    03:14
  • 07That's A Lie
    02:39
  • 08I Wonder
    02:30
  • 08Love's Gonna Live Here
    02:20
  • 08Go On Home
    02:12
  • 09What Am I Living For
    03:36
  • 03:15
  • 10That's All I Am To You
    02:01
  • 02:20
  • 11Sweet Young Thing Like You
    02:14
  • 12When My Dreamboat Comes Home
    02:55
  • 12Listen, They're Playing My Song
    03:14
  • 03:11
  • 14You're Just About To Lose Your Clown
    01:54
  • 14When I Stop Dreaming
    03:01
  • 02:24
  • 15I'll Be Your Servant
    02:54
  • 16We'll Be Together Again
    03:22
  • 16Something's Wrong
    03:04
  • 16The Train
    03:03
  • 17I Chose To Sing The Blues
    02:29
  • 03:56
  • 17Let Me Love You
    02:45
  • 18Hopelessly
    02:39
  • 18I'm Satisfied
    02:28
  • 19We Can Make It
    03:38
  • 03:00
  • 20I Can't Stop Loving You, Baby
    02:17
  • 21Makin' Whoopee (Vocal) (Live)
    03:29
  • 02:55
  • 21Claudie Mae
    03:10
  • 22Makin' Whoopee (Piano) (Live)
    02:37
  • 22Something Inside Me
    02:43
  • 22Someone To Watch Over Me
    03:20
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