Who Sang (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?? Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae Carmen for Cool Ones cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
length: 1:48
arranger: Fred Katz
conductor: Fred Katz
double bass: Ike Isaacs
membranophone: Charles “Specs” Wright
vocal: Carmen McRae
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Lyrics
I don't know why, I made you cry
I'm sorry sweetheart and yet
Though you shouldn't be lenient with me
I hope you'll forgive and forget

What can I say, dear, after I say I'm sorry?
What can I do to prove it to you, I'm sorry?
I didn't mean to ever be mean to you
If I didn't care I wouldn't feel like I do
I was all wrong but right or wrong I don't blame you
Why should I take somebody like you and shame you
I know that I made you cry, and I'm so sorry dear
So what can I say, dear, after I say I'm sorry?

You made me glad, I made you sad
I made you lonesome and blue
And who ever knew
Who'd ever think that I would be crying to you

What can I say, dear, after I say I'm sorry?
What can I do to prove it to you, I'm sorry?
I didn't mean to ever be mean to you
If I didn't care I wouldn't feel like I do
I was all wrong but right or wrong I don't blame you
Why should I take somebody like you and shame you
I know that I made you cry, and I'm so sorry dear
So what can I say, dear, after I say I'm sorry?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 All the Things You Are
  • 2 A Shoulder to Cry On
  • 3 Any Old Time
  • 4 Weak for the Man
  • 5 What's New
  • 6 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 7 (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?
  • 8 Without a Word of Warning
  • 9 If I Were a Bell
  • 10 You Are Mine
  • 11 The Night We Called It a Day
  • 12 I Remember Clifford

  • Release information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin