Who Sang Why Was I Born?? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook cover art

Some other versions of "Why Was I Born?"
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jerome Kern, Oscar Ii Hammerstein
release date: 1963
genres: Jazz
styles: Easy Listening/Vocal
length: 3:44
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
conductor: Nelson Riddle
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
Spending these lonesome evenings
With nothing to do
But to live in dreams that I make up
All by myself

Dreaming that you're beside me
I picture the prettiest stories
Only to wake up
All by myself

What is the good of me by myself?

Why was I born?
Why am I living?
What do I get?
What am I giving?

Why do I want a thing
I daren't hope for?
What can I hope for?
I wish I knew

Why do I try
To draw you near me?
Why do I do I cry?
You never hear me

I'm a poor fool
But what can I do?
Why was I born
To love you?

I'm a poor fool
But what can I do?
Why was I born
To love you?

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Let's Begin
  • 2 A Fine Romance
  • 3 All the Things You Are
  • 4 I'll Be Hard to Handle
  • 5 You Couldn't Be Cuter
  • 6 She Didn't Say Yes
  • 7 I'm Old Fashioned
  • 8 Remind Me
  • 9 The Way You Look Tonight
  • 10 Yesterdays
  • 11 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
  • 12 Why Was I Born?

  • Album Information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin