Track Title:               Why Was I Born?

Album Title:               The Columbia Years, 1943-1952, Vol. 8
Prime Artist:              Frank Sinatra
Lyrics by:                 Oscar Hammerstein II     (O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Music by:                  Jerome Kern   (J. David K.)

From the Show:             Sweet Adeline  1929 (S)
Lyrics:
Why was I born, why am I livin'?
What do I get, what am I givin'?
Why do I want a thing I daren't hope for?
What can I hope for? I wish I knew

Why do I try to draw you near me?
Why do I do I cry? You never hear me
I'm a poor fool, but what can I do?
Why was I born to love you?

{instrumental-first two lines of second verse}

I'm a poor fool, but what can I do?
Why was I born to love you?


Some other versions may include an intro:
        Spending these lonesome evenings with nothing to do
        But to live in dreams that I make up all by myself
        Dreaming that you're beside me, I picture the prettiest stories
        Only to wake up all by myself What is the good of me by myself?


Transcribed by Ron Hontz
Ronhontz@att.net


}From material submitted by
Larry Henares of the Philippines
larryh@mydestiny.net

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