Who Sang By Myself? Kenny Wheeler

Kenny Wheeler Music for Large & Small Ensembles cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-10
length: 10:33
producer: Manfred Eicher
recording engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
piano: John Taylor
bass: Dave Holland
flugelhorn: Kenny Wheeler
guitar: John Abercrombie
performer: Peter Erskine
Some other versions of "By Myself"

Lyrics
The party's over, the game is ended,
the dreams I dreamed went up in smoke.
They didn't pan out as I had intended;
I should know how to take a joke.

I'll go my way by myself, this is the end of romance.
I'll go my way by myself, love is only a dance.
I'll try to apply myself and teach my heart to sing.
I'll go my way by myself like a bird on the wing,
I'll face the unknown, I'll build a world of my own;
No one knows better than I, myself, I'm by myself alone.
I'll go my way by myself, here's how the comedy ends.
I'll have to deny myself love and laughter and friends.
Grey clouds in sky above have put a blot on my fun.
I'll try to fly high above for a place in the sun.
I'll face the unknown, I'll build a world of my own;
No one knows better than I, myself, I'm by myself alone.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Sweet Time Suite: Part I: Opening
  • 2 The Sweet Time Suite: Part II: For H. / Part III: For Jan
  • 3 The Sweet Time Suite: Part IV: For P.A.
  • 4 The Sweet Time Suite: Part V: Know Where You Are
  • 5 The Sweet Time Suite: Part VI: Consolation
  • 6 The Sweet Time Suite: Part VII: Freddy C / Part VIII: Closing
    CD 2
  • 1 Sophie
  • 2 Sea Lady
  • 3 Gentle Piece
  • 4 Trio
  • 5 Duet I
  • 6 Duet II
  • 7 Duet III
  • 8 Trio
  • 9 By Myself

  • Release information
    label: ECM Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 042284315227
    script: Latin