Who Sang Runnin' Wild? Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln It's Me cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003-10-14
Genre: Jazz
Style: Vocal
length: 3:53
producer: Jean-Philippe Allard
engineer: Jay Newland
executive producer: Daniel Richard
assistant engineer: Peter Doris, Jason Stasium and Steve Mazur
bass: Ray Drummond
membranophone: Jaz Sawyer
piano: Kenny Barron
vocal: Abbey Lincoln
tenor saxophone: Julien Lourau
My gal and I, we had a fight
And I'm all by myself
I guess she thinks now that she's gone
I'll lay right on the shelf
I'm gonna show her she's all wrong
No lonesome stuff for mine
I won't sit home, all alone
She'll soon find that I'm

Runnin' wild, lost control
Runnin' wild, mighty bold
Feelin' gay, reckless too
Care free mind all the time, never blue
Always goin' don't know where
Always showin', I don't care
Don't love nobody, it's not worth while
All alone, runnin' wild. Runnin' wild

When I first met that gal of mine
It seemed just like a dream
But when she tho't she had me right
She started actin' mean
Like mary led her little lamb
She led me all the time
Until the worm had to turn
That's the reason I'm

Runnin' wild, lost control
Runnin' wild, mighty bold
Feelin' gay, reckless too
Care free mind all the time, never blue
Always goin' don't know where
Always showin', I don't care
Don't love nobody, it's not worth while
All alone, runnin' wild. Runnin' wild

No gal will ever make a fool of me
No gal! I mean just what I say
I ain't the simpleton I used to be
Wonder how I got that way

Once I was full of sentiment, it's true
But now I got a cruel heart
With all that other foolishness I'm through
Gonna play the Villain part

Runnin' wild, lost control
Runnin' wild, mighty bold
Feelin' gay, reckless too
Care free mind all the time, never blue
Always goin' don't know where
Always showin', I don't care
Don't love nobody, it's not worth while
All alone, runnin' wild. Runnin' wild

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Skylark
  • 2 Love Is Made
  • 3 Chateaux de Joux
  • 4 It's Me, O' Lord (Standin' in the Need of Prayer)
  • 5 They Call It Jazz
  • 6 Through the Years
  • 7 Runnin' Wild
  • 8 The Maestro
  • 9 The Search
  • 10 Yellow Bird
  • 11 Can You Dig It