Who Sang Solitaire? Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey All by Myself cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Chanson/Ballad/Vocal
length: 4:44
Some other versions of "Solitaire"

Lyrics
There was a man, a lonely man
Who lost his love through his indifference
A heart that cared, that went unchecked
Until it died in his silence

And solitaire's the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
And by himself, it's easy to pretend
He'll never love again

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

Another day, a lonely day
So much to say that goes unspoken
And through the night, his sleepless nights
His eyes are closed, his heart is broken

And solitaire's the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
And by himself it's easy to pretend
She's coming back again

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

A little hope, goes up in smoke
Just how it goes, goes without saying
Solitaire
And by himself it's easy to pretend
He'll never love again
Ohhh

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire
Solitaire, solitaire

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 All by Myself
  • 2 This Masquerade
  • 3 If and When
  • 4 He's Out of My Life
  • 5 New York State of Mind
  • 6 Can You Read My Mind
  • 7 Only When I Laugh
  • 8 Solitaire
  • 9 New York Medley
  • 10 We Don't Cry Out Loud

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