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CAST YOUR FATE TO THE WIND (Music: Vince Guaraldi / Lyrics: Carel Werber) Mel Torme - 1963 We Five - 1965 Steve Alaimo - 1965 The Sandpipers - 1966 Helen Gamboa - 1966 Anita Kerr Singers - 1966 Ed Ames - 1966 Shelby Flint - 1966 Johnny Rivers - 1966 Inez Amaya - 1966 Also recorded by: June Christy; Karin Plato. As recorded by THE SANDPIPERS: A month of nights, a year of days Octobers drifting into Mays I set my sail when the tide comes in And I just cast my fate to the wind I shift my course along the breeze Won't sail upwind on memories The empty sky is my best friend And I just cast my fate to the wind There never was, there couldn't be A place in time for men like me Who'd drink the dark and laugh at day And let their wildest dreams blow away ******************** As recorded by WE FIVE: A month of nights, a year of days Octobers drifting into Mays You set your sail when the tide comes in Then you just cast your fate to the wind I shift my course along the breeze Won't sail upwind on memories The empty sky is my best friend And you just cast your fate to the wind The time has such a way of changing A man throughout the years And now I'm rearranging My life through all the tears Alone, alone, alone There never was, there couldn't be A place in time for men to be Who'd drink the dark and laugh at day And let their wildest dreams blow away So now you're old, you're wise, you're smart You're just a man with half a heart You wonder how it might have been Had you not cast your fate to the wind ******************** As recorded by MEL TORME: (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) A month of nights, a year of days Octobers drifting into Mays I set my sail when the tide comes in And I cast my fate to the wind (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Yeah, yeah, yeah) I shift my course round with the breeze Won't sail upwind on memories The empty sky is my best friend And I cast my fate to the wind (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) (Instrumental Break) Set sail with the tide, boy Shift course with the breeze Let dreams blow away, boy Those sad memories Well, now I'm old, I'm wise, I'm smart I'm just a man with half a heart I wonder how it might have been Had I not cast my fate to the wind (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) A month of nights, a year of days Octobers drifting into Mays I set my sail when the tide comes in And I cast my fate to the wind (Cast your fate to the wind) (Cast it now forevermore) Cast your fate to the wind Cast it now forevermore ******************** INSTRUMENTAL RECORDINGS: Vince Guaraldi Trio - 1962 Quincy Jones & His Orch. - 1963 Ray Anthony & His Orch. - 1963 Bill Justis & His Orch. - 1963 The Cambridge Strings - 1963 Sounds Orchestral - 1964 George Martin - 1965 Horst Jankowski - 1965 Hugo Winterhalter & His Orch. - 1965 Camarata & His Orch. - 1965 Ronnie Aldrich & His two Pianos - 1966 Billy Strange & The Challengers - 1966 Baja Marimba Band - 1967 Chet Atkins - 1967 Ramsey Lewis - 1967 Roberto Delgado & His Orch. - 1969 Klaus Wunderlich - 1971 Apollo 100 - 1972 David Axelrod - 1974 George Benson - 1975 Earl Klugh - 1977 Other Instrumental Recordings: Allen Toussaint; Martin Denny & His Orch.; David Benoit; Dave Brubeck; George Winston; James Gang; Floyd Cramer; Arthur Lyman; 101 Strings; Warren Covington & His Orch.; Pete Fountain; Xavier Cougat & His Orch.; .................. and many others. (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - June 2015)

    


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