Who Sang I (Who Have Nothing)? Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972
length: 5:04
producer: Joel Dorn and Arif Mardin
mixer: Jimmy Douglass and Arif Mardin
recording engineer: Jimmy Douglass
strings arranger: Arif Mardin
electric bass guitar: Chuck Rainey
electric piano: Roberta Flack
guitar: Eric Gale
drums (drum set): Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
piano: Donny Hathaway
vocal: Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
lyricist: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
composer: Carlo Donida, Carlo Donida
writer: Giulio Rapetti, Giulio Rapetti
I, I who have nothing
and I
I who have no one
adore you, and want you so
I'm just a no one
with nothing to give you
but, oh
I love you

he, he buys you diamonds
bright, sparkling diamonds
but believe me, dear
believe me when I say
he can give you the world
but he'll never love you
the way
I love you

you can go any place you want
to fancy clubs and restaurants
but I can only watch you
with my nose pressed
up against the window pane

oh, I
I who have nothing
and I
I who have no one
must watch you go
passing by
wrapped in the arms
of someone else
when, darling
it is I
who loves you

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I (Who Have Nothing)
  • 2 You've Got a Friend
  • 3 Baby I Love You
  • 4 Be Real Black for Me
  • 5 You've Lost That Loving Feeling
  • 6 For All We Know
  • 7 Where Is the Love
  • 8 When Love Has Grown
  • 9 Come Ye Disconsolate
  • 10 Mood