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"Why Was I Born?" is a 1929 song composed by Jerome Kern, with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II.

It was written for the show Sweet Adeline (1929) and introduced by Helen Morgan.[1] Popular recordings in 1930 were by Helen Morgan and by Libby Holman.[2]

Notable recordingsEdit

 
Horne singing "Why Was I Born?" in Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Internet Broadway Database". ibdb,com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 612. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  3. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". 78discography.com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Frank Sinatra Discography". jazzdiscography.com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 120. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  6. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.