Who Sang Why Can’t I? Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan In the Land of Hi-Fi cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1955
Genre: Funk / Soul Blues Pop
Style: Swingbeat/Rhythm & Blues/Vocal
length: 2:55
arranger: Ernie Wilkins
piano: Jimmy Jones
vocal: Sarah Vaughan
alto saxophone: Sam Marowitz and Cannonball Adderley
trumpet: Bernie Glow and Ernie Royal
trombone: Kai Winding and J.J. Johnson
flute: Jerome Richardson
tenor saxophone: Jerome Richardson
guitar: Turk Van Lake
double bass: Joe Benjamin
conductor: Ernie Wilkins
drums (drum set): Roy Haynes
Some other versions of "Why Can’t I"

Lyrics
Feeling the way I do, I'd like to say "I do!"
Heaving a heavenly sigh
Everybody has a someone
Why can't I?

Creeping to bed alone, resting my head alone
Only my pillow nearby
Some have a reason for dreaming
Why can't I?

I feel forsaken on nights like this
Can't I awaken to someone's kiss?

Only my book in bed knows how I look in bed
Nobody hears when I cry
Everybody has a someone
Why can't I?

Feeling the way I do I'd like to say, "I do!"
Nature is hard to deny
Everybody has a someone
Why can't I?

Feeling the way I do, I'd like to say "I do!"
Nature is hard to deny
Everybody has a someone
Why can't I?

If love brings merriment, I must experiment
With some electrical guy
Even old maids find a burglar
Why can't I?

Should girls be good girls?
I think they should
I need a good man to make me be good

Two feet are ever cold
Four feet are never cold
I only mean to imply:
Everybody has someone
Why can't I?

Everybody needs someone
Why can't I?

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