Who Sang Isn’t It a Pity?? Shirley Horn

Shirley Horn Here’s to Life cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992-5-12
length: 5:48
producer: Johnny Mandel
membranophone: Steve Williams
piano: Shirley Horn
vocal: Shirley Horn
mixer: Al Schmitt
recording engineer: David Baker and Al Schmitt
arranger: Johnny Mandel
bass: Charles Ables
Some other versions of "Isn’t It a Pity?"

Lyrics
Why did I wander
Hereand there and yonder,
Wasting precious time
For no reason or rhyme?
Isn't it a pity!
Isn't it a crime!
My journey is ended,
Everything is splendid;
Meeting you today
Has given me a wonderful idea
Here I stay!

It's a funny thing;
I look at you,
I get a thrill I never knew,
Isn't it a pity we never met before!

Here we are at last,
It's like a dream,
The two of us, a perfect team,
Isn't it a pity we never met before!

Imagine all the lonely years we've wasted,
You with the neighbours,
I at silly labours!
What joys untasted,
You readin Heine,
Me somewhere in China!

Let's forget the past, let's both agree
That I'm for you and you're for me,
And it's such a pity we never, never met before!

Imagine all the lonely years we've wasted,
Fishing for salmon,
Losing at backgammon!
What joys untasted,
My nights were sour,
Spent with Schopenhauer!

Let's forget the past, let's both agree
That I'm for you and you're for me,
And it's such a pity we never, never met before!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Here’s to Life
  • 2 Come a Little Closer / Wild Is the Wind
  • 3 How Am I to Know?
  • 4 A Time for Love
  • 5 Where Do You Start?
  • 6 You’re Nearer
  • 7 Return to Paradise
  • 8 Isn’t It a Pity?
  • 9 Quietly There
  • 10 If You Love Me
  • 11 Summer (Estate)

  • Release information
    label: Gitanes Jazz Productions
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 731451187926
    script: Latin