Who Sang I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire? Betty Carter

Betty Carter The Modern Sound of Betty Carter cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1960
Genre: Jazz
length: 2:26
producer: Sid Feller and Betty Carter
engineer: William McMeekin
arranger: Richard Wess
conductor: Richard Wess
vocal: Betty Carter
Some other versions of "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire"

Lyrics
I don't ever care to rise to power
I would rather be with you an hour
For the things that one can buy
Are not worth a lover's sigh

I don't want to set the world on fire
I just want to start a flame in your heart
In my heart I have but one desire
And that one is you, no other will do

I've lost all ambition for worldly acclaim
I just want to be the one you love
And with your admission that you feel the same
I'll have reached the goal I'm dreaming of, believe me

I don't want to set the world on fire
I just want to start a flame in your heart

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 What A Little Moonlight Can Do
  • 2 There's No You
  • 3 I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
  • 4 Remember
  • 5 My Reverie
  • 6 Mean to Me
  • 7 Don't Weep for the Lady
  • 8 Jazz (Ain't Nothin' But Soul)
  • 9 For You
  • 10 Stormy Weather
  • 11 At Sundown
  • 12 On the Alamo

  • Release information
    label: ABC-Paramount
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin