Who Sang Sitting on Top of the World? Don McLean

Don McLean Playin' Favorites cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chester Burnett
release date: 1973
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Bluegrass/Country/Country Rock
remixer: Frank Hubach
producer: Ed Freeman
membranophone: Rick Marotta
piano: Chuck Leavell
vocal: Don McLean, Frank Wakefield and Rob Rothstein
engineer: Jim Reeves
bass: Rob Rothstein
guitar: Steve Berg and Don McLean
percussion: Johnny Sandlin
mandolin: Frank Wakefield
fiddle: Frank Orsini
double bass: Russ Savakus
writer: Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon
Was all the summer, and all the fall,
Just trying to find my little all in all
But now she's gone, and I don't worry
Lord I'm sitting on top of the world

Was in the spring, one summer day
Just when she left me, she's gone to stay
But now she's gone, and I don't worry
Oh I'm sitting on top of the world

An' you come runnin', holdin' up your hand
Can't get me a woman, cranky you can get a man
But now you're gone, and now I don't worry
Lord I'm sitting on top of the world

Have been days, I didn't know your name
Why should I worry or cry in vain
But now she's gone, now I don't worry
Lord I'm sitting on top of the world

Went to the station, down in the yard
Gonna get me a freight train, worked and got to home
But now she's gone, and I don't worry
Oh I'm sitting on top of the world

The lonesome days, they have gone by
Why should you beg me oh say goodbye
But now she's gone, and I don't worry
Oh 'cause I'm sitting on top of the world



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sitting on Top of the World
  • 2 Living With the Blues
  • 3 Mountains O'Mourne
  • 4 Fool's Paradise
  • 5 Love O' Love
  • 6 Medley: Bill Cheatham / Old Joe Clark
  • 7 Everyday
  • 8 Ancient History
  • 9 Over the Mountains
  • 10 Lovesick Blues
  • 11 Mule Skinner Blues
  • 12 Happy Trails