5 pages | PDF | 1.1 MBThis energetic and soulful song, "I'd Rather Go Blind," was written and composed by Ellington Jordan and Billy Foster and recorded by Etta James. It is set in the key of A major and F♯ minor, with 33 measures of music. With its smooth and passionate vocals, hard-driving guitar riffs and a steady and powerful beat, this song has become a classic. Its mournful lyrics tell of a love so strong that even in the face of heartache, the singer would rather "go blind" than to not love that person. This song is a reminder that no matter how powerful love can be, it can be both a blessing and a curse.