Who Sang Baltimore? Nina Simone

Nina Simone Baltimore cover art

Some other versions of "Baltimore"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Randy Newman
release date: 1978
genres: Jazz Rock Reggae Funk / Soul Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Soul-Jazz/Reggae/Smooth Jazz/Soul/Soft Rock/Gospel/Ballad
length: 4:40
membranophone: Jimmy Madison
piano: Al Schackman
electric bass guitar: Gary King
Beat-up little seagull
On a marble stair
Tryin' to find the ocean
Lookin' everywhere

Hard times in the city
In a hard town by the sea
Ain't nowhere to run to
There ain't nothin' here for free

Hooker on the corner
Waitin' for a train
Drunk lyin' on the sidewalk
Sleepin' in the rain

And they hide their faces
And they hide their eyes
'Cause the city's dyin'
And they don't know why

Oh, Baltimore
Man, it's hard just to live
Oh, Baltimore
Man, it's hard just to live, just to live

Get my sister Sandy
And my little brother Ray
Buy a big old wagon
Gonna haul us all away

Livin' in the country
Where the mountain's high
Never comin' back here
'Til the day I die

Oh, Baltimore
Man, it's hard just to live
Oh, Baltimore
Man, it's hard just to live, just to live



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Baltimore
  • 2 Everything Must Change
  • 3 The Family
  • 4 My Father
  • 5 Music for Lovers
  • 6 Rich Girl
  • 7 That's All I Want From You
  • 8 Forget
  • 9 Balm in Gilead
  • 10 If You Pray Right

  • Album Information
    label: CTI
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin