THIS BITTER EARTH
Clyde Otis 1959
as rec by Dinah Washington
w Belford Hendricks & his Orch
Oct 6th 1959 New York
This bitter earth, well, what a fruit it bears!
What good is love, mmm, that no one shares?
and if my life is like the dust,
Ooh, that hides the glow of a rose,
What good am I?
Heaven only knows!
Lord, this bitter earth, yes can be so cold,
Today you are young, too soon you're old!
But while a voice within me cries,
I'm sure someone may answer my call,
And this bitter earth, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh,
May not, ohhh, be so bitter after all!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - December 2010)