Written: Music by Richard Rodgers and Lyrics by Lorenz Hart.
Released in 1969 from Janis Joplin’s “I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!”
Nina Simone (whose 1958 debut album was named after the song was admired by Janis.
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.
Sit there, go on go on count those raindrops
Don’t you feel ’em falling down, oh honey all around you.
Honey don’t you know it’s time,
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, I know you’re unhappy.
Sit there, go on, go on
Count your fingers.
I 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
I know you feel that you must be through.
Go on and sit right back down,
I want you to count, count your fingers,
My unhappy, my unlucky
But my little, little girl blue.
I know you’re unhappy,
Ooooh, honey I know,
Baby I know just how you feel.
For me sickness beyond bull’s-eye blues right now.