Who Sang Why Was I Born? Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane

John Coltrane Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1962
length: 3:14
recording engineer: Don Schlitten
bass: Paul Chambers
guitar: Kenny Burrell
piano: Tommy Flanagan
tenor saxophone: John Coltrane
drums (drum set): Jimmy Cobb
Some other versions of "Why Was I Born"

Lyrics
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?

Why was I born
Why am I living
What do I get
What am I giving

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

I'm a poor fool
But what can I do
Why was I born
To love you

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Big Paul
  • 2 Freight Trane
  • 3 I Never Knew
  • 4 Lyresto
  • 5 Why Was I Born

  • Release information
    label: New Jazz
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin