“Little Girl Blue” was written by Lorenz Hart and composed by Richard Rodgers. Several artists have recorded it such as Louis Armstrong, The Carpenters, Ella Fitzgerald, adnd Diana Krall to name a few.
But one of the most popular and loved version is that of Janis Joplin.
It was included in her album, “I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!” which was released on September 11, 1969. It was the first album she recorded without the band Big Brother and the Holding Company. In just two months, the album received a gold record status. It has also garnered several raving positive reviews from professional critics.
Did You Know?
As freaking cool and awesome as she was in her later years, Janis was actually not a popular kid in school. She was actually picked on and left out in her high school in Port Arthur, Texas. So, naturally, she rebelled and died her hair, went out to blues bars, and started becoming that stellar blues rock rebel that she was known to be! Thank you bullies for making Janis one of the greatest artists of all time!
Sit there, hmm, count your fingers.
What else, what else is there to do ?
Oh and I know how you feel,
I know you feel that you’re through.
Oh wah wah ah sit there, hmm, count,
Ah, count your little fingers,
My unhappy oh little girl, little girl blue, yeah.
Oh sit there, oh count those raindrops
Oh, feel ’em falling down, oh honey all around you.
Honey don’t you know it’s time,
I feel it’s time,
Somebody told you ’cause you got to know
That all you ever gonna have to count on
Or gonna wanna lean on
It’s gonna feel just like those raindrops do
When they’re falling down, honey, all around you.
Oh, I know you’re unhappy.
Oh sit there, ah go on, go on
And count your fingers.
I don’t know what else, what else
Honey have you got to do.
And I know how you feel,
And I know you ain’t got no reason to go on
And I know you feel that you must be through.
Oh honey, go on and sit right back down,
I want you to count, oh count your fingers,
Ah my unhappy, my unlucky
And my little, oh, girl blue.
I know you’re unhappy,
Ooh ah, honey I know,
Baby I know just how you feel.
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