Who Sang Don’t Be on the Outside? Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan In the Land of Hi-Fi cover art
Release information
Writer(s): George Kelly, Mayme Watts, Sid Wyche
Release Date: 1955
Genre: Funk / Soul Blues Pop
Style: Swingbeat/Rhythm & Blues/Vocal
length: 3:01
arranger: Ernie Wilkins
vocal: Sarah Vaughan
alto saxophone: Cannonball Adderley and Sam Marowitz
trumpet: Bernie Glow and Ernie Royal
trombone: J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding
flute: Jerome Richardson
tenor saxophone: Jerome Richardson
guitar: Turk Van Lake
piano: Jimmy Jones
double bass: Joe Benjamin
conductor: Ernie Wilkins
drums (drum set): Roy Haynes
Some other versions of "Don’t Be on the Outside"

Lyrics
Don't be on the outside looking on the inside
If you're on in the inside looking on the outside
Things that look invitin' seldom are exciting
Stay on your side

Don't be on the wrong side looking on the right side
If you're on the right side looking on the wrong side
Everything you see don't really have to be
So stay on your side

The grass looks greener when it's on the other side
Seein' ain't believin' , looks are so deceivin'
Don't be taken for a ride

Don't be on the outside looking on the inside
If you're on in the inside looking on the outside
Take a fool's advice, it's worth the sacrifice
To stay on your side

The grass looks greener when it's on the other side
Seein' ain't believin', looks are so deceivin'
Don't be taken for a ride

Don't be on the outside looking on the inside
If you're on in the inside looking on the outside
Take a fool's advice, it's worth the sacrifice
To stay on your side

Take a fool's advice, it's worth the sacrifice
To stay on your side, to stay on your side

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Over the Rainbow
  • 2 Soon
  • 3 Cherokee
  • 4 I’ll Never Smile Again
  • 5 Don’t Be on the Outside
  • 6 How High the Moon
  • 7 It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dream
  • 8 Sometimes I’m Happy
  • 9 Maybe
  • 10 An Occasional Man
  • 11 Why Can’t I
  • 12 Oh My

  • Release information
    label: EmArcy
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin