Category: NINA SIMONE

Just Say I Love Him – Nina Simone

Just say that I need him as roses need the rain And tell him that without him my dreams are all in vain Just say I love him loved him from the start And tell him that I’m yearning to say what’s in my heart Just say that I need him as roses need the […]

Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Nina Simone

Ah, nobody’s fault but mine Nobody’s fault but mine Tryin’ to raise my soul to light Ah, have a bible in my home Have a bible in my home Tryin’ to raise my soul to light .. taught me how to read .. taught me how to read Tryin’ to raise my soul to light […]

Who Knows Where The Time Goes – Nina Simone

Across the evening sky, all the birds are leaving But how can they know it’s time for them to go? Before the winter fire, I will still be dreaming I have no thought of time For who knows where the time goes? Who knows where the time goes? Sad, deserted shore, your fickle friends are […]

That’s Him Over There – Nina Simone

I see your face in this room full of faces, I’m trying hard not to stare, Strange to see you again, here of all places, That’s him over there. My baby looks the same as he did when I met him, I’d know that laugh anywhere, It was foolish of me to think I’d forget […]

Silver City Bound – Nina Simone

Yeah… This is a song… was sung by Leadbelly and it was written for…his friend… He had a friend named Blind Lemon… And they used to ride back and forth on a train from somewhere to Texas… And I leraned this tune from a record I heard by him Silver City bound I’m Silver City […]

Wild Is The Wind – Nina Simone

Love me love me love me Say you do Let me fly away with you For my love is like the wind And wild is the wind Give me more than one caress Satisfy this hungriness Let the wind blow through your heart For wild is the wind You… touch me… I hear the sound […]

Pirate Jenny – Nina Simone

You people can watch while I’m scrubbing these floors And I’m scrubbin’ the floors while you’re gawking Maybe once ya tip me and it makes ya feel swell In this crummy Southern town In this crummy old hotel But you’ll never guess to who you’re talkin’. No. You couldn’t ever guess to who you’re talkin’. […]

That’s All I Ask – Nina Simone

Don’t try to blow out the sun for me baby I’m not asking for what I know can’t be All that I ask is a kiss a day And I’ll give you love that’ll never go away Yes I will yes I will I wouldn’t ask you to lift up This great big world little […]

Hush, Little Baby – Nina Simone

(Traditional) Hush, little baby, don’t say a word. Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird And if that mockingbird won’t sing, Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring And if that diamond ring turns brass, Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass And if that looking glass gets broke, Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat […]

Angel Of The Morning – Nina Simone

There’ll be no strings to bind your hands Not if my love can’t bind your heart And there’s no need to take a stand For it was I who chose to start There is no need to take me home I’m old enough to face the dawn Just call me angel of the morning Just […]

Love Me Or Leave Me – Nina Simone

Love me or leave me and let me be lonely You won’t believe me but I love you only I’d rather be lonley than happy with somebody else You might find the night time the right time for kissing Night time is my time for just reminiscing Regretting instead of forgetting with somebody else There’ll […]

House Of The Rising Sun – Nina Simone

There is a house in New Orleans Call it the Rising Sun And it’s been the ruin Of many a poor girl And me, oh Lord, I’m one If I’d listened what my mama said Be at home today Bein’ so young And foolish, my Lord Let a gambler lead me astray My mother was […]

Merry Mending – Nina Simone

Merry mending to you Merry mending merry mending May your convalescence be fun as you chat about prevention Merry mending merry mending Think you’re lucky you are the one To get all of that attention Forget about your pills forget about your ills Forget about the bills Get up get out get well again Merry […]

I Shall Be Released – Nina Simone

They say everything can be replaced Yet every distance is not near So I remember every face Of every man who put me here I see the light come shining From the west unto the east Any day now any day now I shall be released They say every man needs protection They say every […]

Keeper Of The Flame – Nina Simone

My torch of love lights his name Ask no pity, beg my shame(?) I’m the keeper of the flame Played with fire and I was burn Gave a heart but I was spurn All these time I have yearned Just to have my love return Years have passed by The spark still remains True love […]

I’m Gonna Leave You – Nina Simone

I’m gonna leave you yes I’m gonna I’m gonna leave you cos I wanna And I’ll go where people love me And I’ll stay there cos they love me No more headaches no more heartbreaks I’m gonna leave you where I met you I’m gonna leave you whit your money I want somebody to call […]

Porgy – Nina Simone

This song talk about the same Porgy That we’ve talked about for two years now His name is Porgy only this one was written by eh Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh I got my man now I got Porgy My baby understands now I got my Porgy I’m through with bymays his way is may […]

Porgy – Nina Simone

This song talk about the same Porgy That we’ve talked about for two years now His name is Porgy only this one was written by eh Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh I got my man now I got Porgy My baby understands now I got my Porgy I’m through with bymays his way is may […]

Old Jim Crow – Nina Simone

Old Jim Crow Where you been baby Down Mississippi and back again Old Jim Crow don’t you know It’s all over now Old Jim Crow What’s wrong with you It ain’t your name It’s the things you do Old Jim Crow don’t you know It’s all over now Old Jim Crow You’ve been around too […]

Old Jim Crow – Nina Simone

Old Jim Crow Where you been baby Down Mississippi and back again Old Jim Crow don’t you know It’s all over now Old Jim Crow What’s wrong with you It ain’t your name It’s the things you do Old Jim Crow don’t you know It’s all over now Old Jim Crow You’ve been around too […]

Another Spring – Nina Simone

Old people talk to themselves When they sit all ’round all day This old woman I knew I used to go over there and sit with her And she’d be sitting around In a rocking chair talking to herself And she used to say she used to say Sometimes the cold gets in my bones […]

Backlash Blues – Nina Simone

Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash Just who do think I am You raise my taxes, freeze my wages And send my son to Vietnam You give me second class houses And second class schools Do you think that alla colored folks Are just second class fools Mr. Backlash, I’m gonna leave you With the backlash blues […]

My Father – Nina Simone

Original lyrics by Judy Collins My father always promised me That we would live in France We’d go boating on the Seine And I would learn to dance We lived in Ohio then He worked in the mines On his dreams like boats We knew we would sail in time All my sisters soon were […]

Work Song – Nina Simone

Breaking rocks out here on the chain gang Breaking rocks and serving my time Breaking rocks out here on the chain gang Because they done convicted me of crime Hold it steady right there while I hit it well reckon that ought to get it been working and working but I still got so terribly […]

Marry Me – Nina Simone

Marry me Marry Me Come and share my destiny Pair with me Dare with me Stand up and declare with me For we are now Man and wife Solemn vow Made for life I want you right there with me Marry me SHE Marry me marry me Come and share the best in me Care […]

Trouble In The Mind – Nina Simone

Trouble in mind, I’m blue But I won’t be blue always, ‘Cause the sun’s gonna shine In my backdoor some day. I’m all alone at midnight And my lamp is burnin’ low Ain’t never had so much Trouble in my life before. Trouble in mind, that’s true I have almost lost my mind, Life ain’t […]

Little Liza Jean – Nina Simone

Where is my tambourine wait a minute I’ll get your tambourine Got my tambourine get your thing baby What’s wrong with you what is it you want Can’t forget my tambourine boy want a minute This is a folk tune nad it’s called Little Liza Jane We get some rhythm started here and see what […]

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 […]

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