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Lyr Req: I'd Rather Go Blind (B. Foster/E. Jordan)

GUEST,Skarpi Iceland. 15 Oct 01 - 05:12 AM
Cappuccino 15 Oct 01 - 05:27 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 15 Oct 01 - 05:49 AM
Margaret V 15 Oct 01 - 07:58 AM
Steve Latimer 15 Oct 01 - 08:02 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 15 Oct 01 - 08:33 AM
GUEST,Margaret V at work 15 Oct 01 - 10:23 AM
Cappuccino 15 Oct 01 - 01:14 PM
Matthew Edwards 15 Oct 01 - 06:46 PM
Cappuccino 16 Oct 01 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 16 Oct 01 - 10:34 AM
Margaret V 08 Dec 01 - 10:55 PM
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Subject: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: GUEST,Skarpi Iceland.
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 05:12 AM

Halló all, I am a live and well. afreind of mine need this song- I Rather go blind witch is a blues song If anybody knows this please let me know . All the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: Cappuccino
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 05:27 AM

Didn't Christine Perfect record it with Chicken Shack before she went to Fleetwood Mac?

- Ian B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 05:49 AM

Most famously by Etta James.
RtS


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'D RATHER GO BLIND (B. Foster/E. Jordan)
From: Margaret V
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 07:58 AM

Hi, Skarpi, glad you are well. I learned this from Etta James, so this version is more or less what she sings. Here you go:

I'D RATHER GO BLIND
B. Foster/E. Jordan

Something told me it was over
When I saw you and her talking
Something deep down in my soul said "cry, girl"
When I saw you and that girl walking out

I would rather go blind
Than to see you walk away, walk away from me, child
'Cause you see, I love you so much
That I don't want to watch you leave me babe
Most of all I just don't want to be free.

I was just, I was just sitting here thinking
Of your kiss and your warm embrace
When the reflection in the glass that I held to my lips babe
Revealed the tears that was on my face

Baby, baby, I 'd rather be blind
Than to see you walk away from me, yeah
Baby, baby....I'd rather be blind....


MLV


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:02 AM

I've only heard the Etta James version. Great song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:33 AM

Well done, Margaret. Saved me from trying to recreate it from memory without singing aloud to the amazement of my cubicle neighbours!
RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: GUEST,Margaret V at work
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:23 AM

Well, Roger, I'm almost sorry I got to it before you in that case; would no doubt have been the highlight of the cubicle neighbors' work-day! Yes, Steve, I agree. Etta James sings it with such incredible emotion and tension... I am very moved by it. Margaret


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: Cappuccino
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 01:14 PM

Hmmm. I think I shall simply slump embarrassed in the corner for mentioning Ms. Perfect/McVie.

But she did do a damned good cover of it!

- IanB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 06:46 PM

Thank you Skarpi for remembering this song. Christine McVie (McPhee?) had a hit with it in the late 60's when she sang it wth Chicken Shack. A beautiful song; I didn't know Etta James had also sung it. Now I'll have to go and buy another CD. What label is it on?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: Cappuccino
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 10:21 AM

You're right, Matthew, according to the Guinness book of of hit singles, it was May 69 on the Blue Horizon label that Christine sang it with Chicken Shack. I thought it had been issued in her own name, Christine Perfect, before she married McVie, so I got that wrong. Really, how do you go out in front of an audience with a name like Perfect? You're asking for trouble, aren't you?! But she was, and is, great. - Ian B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 10:34 AM

Available here:
The Best of Etta James Etta James Our Price: £6.99

Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Audio CD (25 September, 2000) Number of Discs: 1 Label: Spectrum ASIN: B00004U8S9 Catalogue Number: 5443672
RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Rather go blind......Blues song.
From: Margaret V
Date: 08 Dec 01 - 10:55 PM

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