All By Myself


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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.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Seán Collins a veteran radio producer and web content manager. He served as the Senior Producer of NPR's All Things Considered for many years. He is Music Inside Out's web producer and manages social media for the program. He lives in Saint Louis.