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Why Was I Born?
Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II
Lyricist
Jerome Kern
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March 1950
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1949
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"Why Was I Born?" was recorded by Frank Sinatra for Columbia Records in 1947.

Lyrics Edit

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?

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?

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