Who Sang Why Was I Born? Mike LeDonne

Mike LeDonne 'Bout Time cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989
length: 7:18
producer: Peter Leitch
double bass: Dennis Irwin
membranophone: Kenny Washington
baritone saxophone: Gary Smulyan
piano: Mike LeDonne
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
Some other versions of "Why Was I Born"

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

CD 1
  • 1 Boo's Blues
  • 2 Minor Contention
  • 3 All Too Soon
  • 4 Olla Padrida
  • 5 Why Was I Born
  • 6 Kelly's Gait (take 2)
  • 7 B.P. Bossa
  • 8 Jay Street
  • 9 'Bout Time

  • Release information
    label: Criss Cross Jazz
    country(area): Netherlands
    format: CD
    barcode: 8712474103324
    script: Latin