Born Under a Bad Sign
Albert King

Amerikalı Blues gitaristi ve şarkıcısı Albert King (1923 – 1992) Born Under a Bad Sign albümünü 1967 yılında piyasaya çıkardı. Bu albüm 60'lı yılların sonlarının en popüler ve en etkili blues albümlerinden biri oldu. Bu albüm blues'a çağdaş bir yorum getirerek Amerikan müziğinin çehresini değiştirdi. Albümün şu dört şarkısı modern blues klasikleri haline geldi: "Born Under a Bad Sign", "Oh Pretty Woman", "The Hunter", ve "Crosscut Saw". Albert King'in albümdeki gitar çalışı Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, ve Stevie Ray Vaughan gibi birçok blues ve rock n' roll gitaristini doğrudan etkiledi.

Burada Albert King'den albümle aynı adı taşıyan parçayı dinliyoruz: "Born Under a Bad Sign".

 
 

 
 

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Born under a bad sign
I've been down since I began to crawl
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all

Hard luck and trouble is my only friend
I've been on my own ever since I was ten
Born under a bad sign
I've been down since I began to crawl
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all

I can't read, haven't learned how to write
My whole life has been one big fight
Born under a bad sign
I've been down since I began to crawl
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all

I ain't lyin'
If it wasn't for bad luck
I wouldn't have no kind-a luck
If it wasn't for real bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all

Wine and women is all I crave
A big legged woman is
gonna carry me to my grave
Born under a bad sign
I've been down since I began to crawl
If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all

Yeah, my bad luck boy
Been havin' bad luck all of my days, yes