Who Sang How Long Must I Wander? Nina Simone

Nina Simone Here Comes the Sun cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971-2
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul Blues
Style: Soul-Jazz/Piano Blues
length: 6:20
lead vocals: Nina Simone
Lyrics
In my life I've known lots of sorrow
In my time I've suffered great pain
My poor heart has often been mended
But only to be broken again
As I face each new day ever dreaming
Of a love that will last for all time
I wonder as I often wonder
How long will I wander this time?

As I pause to recall the few good times
My memory grows hazy and dim
Sometimes I can bring back the faces
Of the lovers now gone with the wind
And I face each new day ever searching
For that someone to have for all time
And I know it's impossible
So I wonder as I often wonder
How long will I wander this time?
Oh yes, I wonder as I wonder every night
How long will it be this time?

So you see, life means a journey
Being in show business a suitcase is my only home
Sometimes I grow weary but I don't like to complain
But I'm travelling this road all alone
I may stumble at the crossroads
As I leave all my misery behind
('Cos it's all over for me - no more misery this time)
I wonder as I often wonder
How long - how long - yes, how long must I see the old faces passing before me
How long (takes so long my lord, takes so long my lord)
How l-o-n-g must I wander, will I wander this time?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Here Comes the Sun
  • 2 Just Like a Woman
  • 3 O-o-h Child
  • 4 Mr. Bojangles
  • 5 New World Coming
  • 6 Angel of the Morning
  • 7 How Long Must I Wander
  • 8 My Way

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 828765962520
    script: Latin