Translation by Anna Siemsen

Play the blues for me
Language: English 
Play the blues for me.
Play the blues for me.
No other music
'Ll ease my misery.

Sing a soothin' song.
Said a soothing song,
Cause the man I love's done
Done me wrong.

Can't you understand,
O, understand
A good woman's cryin'
For a no-good man?

Black gal like me,
Black gal like me
'S got to hear a blues
For her misery.

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Elend
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Spielt die Blues für mich,
Spielt die Blues für mich,
Spielt sie leis und laßt
Leise weinen mich.

Spielt Vergessenheit,
O Vergessenheit,
Denn der Liebste
Tut mir Leid.

Das verstehst du nicht,
Nein, verstehst du nicht,
Daß ich liebe den,
Der mein Glück zerbricht.

Schwarz und arm bin ich,
Schwarz und traurig ich,
Spielt die Blues und laßt
Leise weinen mich.

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Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-04
Line count: 16
Word count: 61