Who Sang Why Was I Born?? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Take It Like You Give It cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Jerome Kern, Oscar Ii Hammerstein
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul Blues Pop
Style: Gospel/Soul/Swing
length: 2:52
Some other versions of "Why Was I Born?"

Lyrics
Why was I born, why am I livin'?
What do I get, what am I givin'?
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?

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?

Some other versions may include an intro:
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?

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Why Was I Born?
  • 2 I May Never Get to Heaven
  • 3 Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket (Make It for the Door)
  • 4 Her Little Heart Went to Loveland
  • 5 Lee Cross
  • 6 Take It Like You Give It
  • 7 Only the One You Love
  • 8 Deeper
  • 9 Remember Me
  • 10 Land of Dreams
  • 11 A Little Bit of Soul

  • Release information
    label: Columbia Special Products
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin