Am I Blue

 

Am I Blue?

Tid-Bette: Bud Friedman, the owner of the Improvisation saw Bette sing this in The African Room and immediately signed on to manage her. He was responsible for getting her on The David Frost Show,  The Merv Griffin Show, and most importantly, The Tonight Starring Johnny Carson. Bette sang this song on her debut appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, along with “Come Up And See Me Sometime.”

(Grant Clark, Jarry Akst)

I’m just a woman, a lonely woman,
waiting on the weary shore.
I’m just a woman who’s only human,
one you should feel sorry for.

Well, I woke up this morning a long about dawn.
Without a warning I found that he was gone.
Why did he do it? How could he do it?
He’d never done it before.

Am I blue. Am I blue.
Ain’t these tears in these eyes tellin’ you?
Oh, am I blue? Well, I bet you would be, too,
if each plan with your man done fell through.

There was a time I was his only one.
but now I’m the sad and lonely one.

Was I gay ’til today?
But now that man is gone,
he’s gone and we are through.
Am I blue.

There was a time I was his only one.
But now, a, now, now, now, I’m the sad and lonely one.
Oh god, I’m lonely.

But I remember, oh, I remember when I was gay.
That was up until today,
’cause now that man is gone, he’s gone and we are through.
Am I, am I, well, would you believe it if I told you I’m blue?