Who Sang If I Can't Have You? Yvonne Elliman

Yvonne Elliman Night Flight cover art

Some other versions of "If I Can't Have You"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Barry Alan Gibb, Maurice Ernest Gibb, Robin Hugh Gibb
release date: 1977
genres: Funk / Soul Stage & Screen
styles: Disco
length: 2:58
producer: Freddie Perren
piano: Reginald "Sonny" Burke
lead vocals: Yvonne Elliman
bass: Scott Edwards
guitar: Bob “Boogie” Bowles
keyboard: Freddie Perren
percussion: Freddie Perren, Paulinho da Costa and Robert Zimmitti
synthesizer: Freddie Perren
drums (drum set): James Gadson
Don't know why
I'm survivin' every lonely day
When there's got to be no chance for me
My life would end
And it doesn't matter how I cry
My tears, so far, are a waste of time
If I turn away
Am I strong enough to see it through
Go crazy is what I will do

[Chorus]
If I can't have you
I don't want nobody, baby
If I can't have you uh-huh, oh
If I can't have you
I don't want nobody, baby
If I can't have you uh-hoh

Oh da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Oooh, oooh
Aahhhh! Aahhhh!

Can't let go and it doesn't matter how I try
I gave it all so easily to you my love
To dreams that never will come true
Am I strong enough to see it through
Go crazy is what I will do

If I can't have you
I don't want nobody, baby
If I can't have you uh-huh, oh
If I can't have you
I don't want nobody, baby
If I can't have you uh-hoh

Oh!

Aahhhh! Aahhhh!

Oh!

If I can't have you
I don't want nobody, baby
If I can't have you uh-huh, oh
If I can't have you
I don't want nobody, baby
If I can't have you uh-hoh

If I can't have you
I don't want nobody, baby
If I can't have you uh-huh, oh
If I can't have you
I don't want nobody, baby
If I can't have you uh-hoh

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Baby Don't Let It Mess Your Mind
  • 2 In a Stranger's Arms
  • 3 I'll Be Around
  • 4 Lady of the Silver Spoon
  • 5 Down the Backstairs of My Life
  • 6 If I Can't Have You
  • 7 Prince of Fools
  • 8 Sally Go 'round the Roses
  • 9 Up to the Man in You
  • 10 Sailing Ships

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