Who Sang Why Was I Born?? Red Garland

Release information
Release Date: 1997-6-25
Genre: Jazz
Style: Smooth Jazz/Easy Listening
length: 4:58
piano: Red Garland
bass: Larry Ridley
membranophone: Frank Gant
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
CD 1
  • 1 Why Was I Born?
  • 2 The Nearness of You
  • 3 Where or When
  • 4 Long Ago (and Far Away)
  • 5 I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
  • 6 Don't Worry About Me
  • 7 Lush Life
  • 8 All Alone

  • Release information
    label: Jazzland
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    script: Latin