Category: NINA SIMONE

I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – Nina Simone

My baby ever treats me sweet and gentle the way he should; I got it bad and that ain’t good! My poor heart is sentimental not made of wood I got it bad and that ain’t good! But when the weekend’s over and Monday rolls aroun’ I end up like I start out just cryin’ […]

Go Limp – Nina Simone

Oh Daughter, dear Daughter, take warning from me and don’t you go marching with the N-A-A-C-P. For they’ll rock you and roll you and shove you into bed. And if they steal your nuclear secret you’ll wish you were dead. (refrain:) Singin too roo la, too roo la, too roo li ay. Singin too roo […]

Where Can I Go Without You – Nina Simone

I went to London town to clear up my mind Then on to Paris for the fun I could find I found I couldn’t leave my memories behind Where can I go without you Tried seeing Singapore that wouldn’t do So I went Vienna but I found you where too Even in Switzerland your memory […]

Rags And Old Iron – Nina Simone

Rags old iron rags old iron All he was buying was just rags and old iron I heard that old rag man now making his rounds He came right to my alley Lord with sorrowful sounds Crying rags old iron and pulling his cart Ask him how much he’d give me for my broken heart […]

Desperate Ones – Nina Simone

They hold each others hands They walk without a sound Down forgotten streets Their shadows kiss the ground Their footsteps sing a song Tat’s ended before it’s begun They walk without a sound The desperate ones Just like the tiptoe moth That dance before the flame They burn their hearts so much That death is […]

Do I Move You – Nina Simone

Do I move you, are you willin’ Do I groove you, is it thrillin’ Do I soothe you, tell the truth now Do I move you, are you loose now The answer better be (Yes, yes) That pleases me Are you ready for this action Does it give you satisfaction Are you hip to what […]

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Nina Simone

Baby you understand me now If sometimes you see I’m mad Doncha know that no one alive can always be an angel? When everything goes wrong you see some bad Well I’m just a soul whose intentions are good Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood Ya know sometimes baby I’m so carefree with […]

Alone Again (Naturally) – Nina Simone

I remember this afternoon When my sister came into the room She refused to say how my father was But I knew he’d be dying soon. And I was oh so glad, and it was oh so sad That I realized that I despised this man I once called father. In his hanging on, with […]

Ne Me Quitte Pas – Nina Simone

Ne me quitte pas Il faut oublier Tout peut s’oublier Qui s’enfuit dЁ¦jЁ¤ Oublier le temps Des malentendus Et le temps perdu A savoir comment Oublier ces heures Qui tuaient parfois A coups de pourquoi Le coeur du bonheur Ne me quitte pas Ne me quitte pas Ne me quitte pas Ne me quitte pas […]

Turn! Turn! Turn! – Nina Simone

To everything, turn, turn, turn There is a season, turn, turn, turn And a time for every purpose under heaven A time to be born, a time to die A time to plant, a time to reap A time to kill, a time to heal A time to laugh, a time to weep A time […]

Times They Are A Changing – Nina Simone

Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’. Come writers and […]

Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone

The name of this tune is Mississippi Goddam And I mean every word of it Alabama’s gotten me so upset Tennessee made me lose my rest And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam Alabama’s gotten me so upset Tennessee made me lose my rest And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam Can’t you see it Can’t you […]

Ain’t No Use – Nina Simone

Ain’t no use baby I’m leaving the scene Ain’t no use baby You’re too doggone mean Yes I’m tired of paying dues Having the blues Hitting bad news Ain’t no use baby Ain’t no use baby I’m leaving town Ain’t no use daddy I’m putting you down I’m gonna change my name Things won’t be […]

I Love To Love – Nina Simone

I love to love Wnat plenty of love each night Say I love to love it’s so good it can’t be right I don’t want a man with Harvard of Yale degrees Because I don’t intend to play information please Just squeeze me or baby you gonna freeze me You’ve got to Romeo me make […]

Cotton Eyed Joe – Nina Simone

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eye joe I’d been married long time ago Where did you come from. Where did you go? Where did you come from cotton-eye joe? (repeat) He came to town like a midwinter storm He rode through the fields so Handsome and strong His eyes was his tools and his smile […]

Feeling Good – Nina Simone

Birds flying high you know how I feel Sun in the sky you know how I feel Reeds driftin’ on by you know how I feel (refrain:) It’s a new dawn It’s a new day It’s a new life For me And I’m feeling good Fish in the sea you know how I feel River […]

Laziest Gal In Town – Nina Simone

It’s not ’cause I shouldn’t, And, you know though well, it’s not ’cause I couldn’t, It’s simply because I’m the laziest gal in town. My poor heart is achin’ To bring home the bacon, And if I find myself alone and forsaken, It’s simply because I’m the laziest gal in town. Though I’m more than […]

To Be Young, Gifted And Black – Nina Simone

To be young, gifted and black, Oh what a lovely precious dream To be young, gifted and black, Open your heart to what I mean In the whole world you know There are billion boys and girls Who are young, gifted and black, And that’s a fact! Young, gifted and black We must begin to […]

You’ve Got To Learn – Nina Simone

Il faut savoir encore sourire Quand le meilleur s’est retirЁ¦ Et qu’il ne rest que le pire Dans une vie prЁєte Ё¤ pleurer Il faut savoir coûte que coûte Garder toute sa dignitЁ¦ Et malgrЁ¦ ce qu’il nous en coûte S’en aller sans se retourner Face au destin qui nous dЁ¦sarme Et devant le bonheur […]

I Can’t See Nobody – Nina Simone

I walk the lonely streets; I watch the people passing by. I used to smile and say hello. Guess I was just a happy guy. Then you happened, girl, this feeling that posessses me. I just can’t move myself. I guess it all just had to be. (Chorus) I can’t see nobody…no, I can’t see […]

Young Knight – Nina Simone

Down deary down There was a knight and he was young a-riding along the way Sir And there he met a lady fair among the stacks of hay Sir Down deary down Quote he shall you and I, Lady among the grass lay down oh And I will take a special care of the rumpling […]

Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More) – Nina Simone

Oh she was a the fairest in Trinidad And he was a wandering sailor lad, But she stole his heart as no other had Tomorrow, tomorrow we will meet once more In the old village square, So wait for me darlin’ and I’ll be there. The moon was so young and their hearts were gay, […]

Marriage Is For Old Folks – Nina Simone

I love dancing Crazy romancing Fellas advancing constantly Marriage is for old folks Old folks, not for me! One husband One wife Whaddya got? Two people sentenced for life! I love singing Good healthy clinging Quietly bringing on a spree Marriage is for old folks Cold folks! One married he One married she Whaddya got? […]

Marriage Is For Old Folks – Nina Simone

I love dancing Crazy romancing Fellas advancing constantly Marriage is for old folks Old folks, not for me! One husband One wife Whaddya got? Two people sentenced for life! I love singing Good healthy clinging Quietly bringing on a spree Marriage is for old folks Cold folks! One married he One married she Whaddya got? […]