Who Sang And When I Die? Chet Baker

Chet Baker Blood, Chet and Tears cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Laura Nyro
release date: 1970-7-6
length: 3:02
producer: Jerry Styner
engineer: Donn Landee
arranger: Jerry Styner
conductor: Jerry Styner
bass: Joe Osborne and Ray Pohlman
bass trombone: George Roberts
guitar: Al Casey, Joe Pass, Mike Deasy and Tommy Tedesco
keyboard: Larry Knechtel
percussion: Gary Coleman
performer: The Sid Sharp Strings
reeds: Buddy Collette
tenor saxophone: Plas Johnson
trombone: Miles Anderson, Ollie Mitchell and Dick Hyde
trumpet: Chet Baker, Ray Triscari and Anthony Terran
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
composer: Laura Nyro
lyricist: Laura Nyro
And when I die and when I'm dead, dead and gone,
there'll be one child born and a world to carry on, to carry on.

I'm not scared of dying and I don't really care.
If it's peace you find in dying, well, then let the time be near.
If it's peace you find in dying, when dying time is here,
just bundle up my coffin cause it's cold way down there,
I hear that's it's cold way down there, yeah, crazy cold way down there.
And when I die and when I'm gone,
there'll be one child born and a world to carry on, to carry on.

My troubles are many, they're as deep as a well.
I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.
Swear there ain't no heaven and pray there ain't no hell,
but I'll never know by living, only my dying will tell,
only my dying will tell, yeah, only my dying will tell.
And when I die and when I'm gone,
there'll be one child born and a world to carry on, to carry on.

Give me my freedom for as long as I be.
All I ask of living is to have no chains on me.
All I ask of living is to have no chains on me,
and all I ask of dying is to go naturally, only want to go naturally.
Don't want to go by the devil, don't want to go by the demon,
don't want to go by Satan, don't want to die uneasy,
just let me go naturally.
And when I die and when I'm gone,
there'll be one child born, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Easy Come, Easy Come
  • 2 Sugar Sugar
  • 3 Something
  • 4 Spinning Wheel
  • 5 Vehicle
  • 6 The Letter
  • 7 And When I Die
  • 8 Come Saturday Morning
  • 9 Evil Ways
  • 10 You've Made Me So Very Happy