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Why Was I Born?

Writer(s): Jerome Kern / Oscar Hammerstein / arr. Nelson Riddle

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?

Why was I born, why am I living, what do I get, what am I giving
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
Note: in some versions, the intro is not sung

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