I've Earned The Right

Song Length 3:07 Genre Blues - General, Blues - Rock
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Annoyed, Cool Subject Frustration, Judgement
Similar Artists Susan Tedeshi, The Blues Brothers Language English

Lyrics

I know what you?re thinking, baby, how can this white woman from Easy Street
Think she can sing the blues like Etta James, or B.B. King
She don?t seem all that bad off, yeah I really doubt she?s paid her dues
Well listen up now baby cause I?ve got news for you

I?ve earned the right to sing the blues
I?ve earned the right to sing the blues
Now don?t you be mistaken, you know, I?ve paid my dues
And I?ve earned the right

Back twenty years ago, I was working seven days a week
Twelve-hour days at a slave wage was usual for me
Then just as my financial page began to read in black
A drunk driver doing ninety hit me, Man, that?ll set you back

I?ve earned the right to sing the blues
I?ve earned the right to sing the blues
Now don?t you be mistaken, you know, I?ve paid my dues
And I?ve earned the right

INSTRUMENTAL

Now, the blues they don?t discriminate
They know each and every heart can ache

So when you find that life?s highway is but a rough and rocky road
And the burden that you carry is far too heavy a load
Remember the blues are there for you to free your weary soul
Raise up your voice and sing ?em, Don?t let nobody tell you ?no?

I?ve earned the right to sing the blues
I?ve earned the right to sing the blues
Now, don?t you be mistaken, Damn right, I?ve paid my dues
I?ve earned the right
I?ve earned the right
I?ve earned the right to sing the blues

Lyrics JoAnne Redding Music JoAnne Redding
Producer Bobby Sweet and JoAnne Redding Publisher Pink Slip Publishing (ASCAP) (JoAnne Redding)
Performance JoAnne Redding Label For-the Records

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