Daily Archives: 29 October 2013


All By Myself

 
 
rock and rollin with fats dominoOn 29 October 1955, “All By Myself” hit the top of the R&B charts. It’s found on Carry On Rockin‘ — Fats Domino’s first album. (There had been earlier hits, mind you, but this was his first LP.)

The song was co-written with Dave Bartholomew.
 

 
 
Little girl, don’t you understand?
I wanna be your lovin’ man

All by myself, all by myself
I don’t need no one to love you
Gonna love you all by myself

Well, meet me in a hurry behind the barn
Don’t be afraid, I’ll do you no harm

All by myself, all by myself
I don’t need no one to love you
Gonna love you all by myself

Well, I got a girl who’s six feet tall
Sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall

All by myself, all by myself
I don’t need no one to love her
Gonna love her all by myself

Well, I got a girl who lives on the hill
She won’t love you but her sister will

All by herself, all by herself
I don’t need no one to love you
Gonna love you all by herself

Songwriters
Domino, Antoine / Bartholomew, Dave

 
 

Here’s a partial video recording of a live performance at Jazz Fest in 2001.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

rock and rollin with fats domino