Bassey, Shirley - Solitaire Lyrics

There was a man, a lonely man
Who lost his love through his indifference
A heart that cared, that went unchecked
Until it died in his silence

And solitaire's the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
And by himself, it's easy to pretend
He'll never love again

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

Another day, a lonely day
So much to say that goes unspoken
And through the night, his sleepless nights
His eyes are closed, his heart is broken

And solitaire's the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
And by himself it's easy to pretend
She's coming back again

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

A little hope, goes up in smoke
Just how it goes, goes without saying
And by himself it's easy to pretend
He'll never love again

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire
Solitaire, solitaire

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Bassey, Shirley Solitaire Comments
  1. William Tongs


  2. Norma Grant

    Thanks YouTube for a wonderful evening with Shirley. Such talent comes only once in a lifetime, and we're truly BLESSED to experience her divine artistry. Lots of love Shirley.

  3. marsaye1000

    Bravo bravo bravo 👏

  4. edwin quiling

    What a lovely voice!👏👏👏👏👏

  5. Janet Savona

    Just love Damn Shirley

  6. Michael A Herrejon


  7. Joe Billielo

    Theres no doubt of Shirley's power and range, but some of the songs she's done just needed a different style and sound to make them great. For instance, Karen Carpenter owns this song and this doesn't even come close to Karen. Not every song sounds good when its theatrically screamed.....sorry.

  8. Johan Lebbing

    A song for me...................she makes Solitaire...Solitaire.

  9. Chris Lovelock

    Dits song is so important, why because the older we get we konw what it like. At the moment I am piss but love Dits women. Chris.

  10. Alan Sarmiento

    Karen carpenters version for me is the goes deep inside my heart the melody are so depressing but super sweet.!! Just my opinion..!!

  11. Mike Vanguard

    fantastico ! y la version de Karen Carpenter magica !

  12. Zama Zahau

    GREAT Wonderful....powerful voice....i love shirley

  13. Ryan West

    Written by Neil Sedaka.

  14. John Benn

    WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    From a mad keen 74yo Aussie fan.


    Beautiful powerful Splott Cardiff lady.

  16. Fabrício Rodrigues

    Simplesmente maravilhoso. Arrepia até o 👌

  17. Maria Joceline Bilasano

    What a powerful voice!

  18. Jose Cantu

    no one like Karen😢😢😢😢

  19. Peter Duggan

    As good as this is, this song, which is a "coded" song about a gay man back in the pre-Stonewall dark ages, was sung best by Jane Olivor.

  20. lazaro sebastiao ferreira

    Duas das minhas intérpretes favoritas. Shirley Bassey e Karen Carpenter. A Shirley com uma potência incrível e a Karen com a suavidade e doçura características. No caso dessa belíssima canção fico com a suavidade e doçura da Karen. Acho que combina mais com essa música.

  21. lazaro sebastiao ferreira

    Gosto muito da Shirley. Mas acho que nessa interpretação exagerou um pouco em alguns momentos. Prefiro a interpretação suave e elegante da Karen Carpenter: Simplesmente MAGNÍFICA.

  22. Sudi Khosravi

    You are really Jealous about this Famous Singer !!! What ever it is Magnificent to me. Okay . You get that

  23. Sudi Khosravi

    Magnificent Powerful her Voices. 👏👏👏👏👏👏🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 Just look at her the distance between her and her Microphone . Bravo.

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  24. Eliana

    This is awful. Karen's version is the best.

    rupert von trapp

    E is for Emotional Constipation

    Sage Oxymoron

    +Eliana - Awful?! Based on what? I admit that I prefer The Carpenters' rendition, however I cannot comprehend how anyone would think Shirley Bassey's version of any song could be "awful." She is so gifted.

    Sudi Khosravi

    Eliana you don't like it . Don't force yourself to watch her you are awful to leave a comment.

    Alan Sarmiento

    Eliana this version are to scary and shocking!! Over acting..!

    Mark Samwell

    Red roses can comment???!!

  25. EriK Gaya

    Solitaire, This is my life. Feelings, Nothing more than feeling,Yesterday when I was young….

  26. aklan pinoy

    "solitaire" is a beautiful song and no matter who sings it, even me, haha, would create a good feeling inside you! original song from neil sedaka, but i was introduced to this song when i was kid from the carpenters. karen carpenter's interpretation is top-notched imo for this song! the arrangement from richard carpenter just beautiful to fit karen's voice. the song has some awesome beautiful melodies ever created. ty and merry christmas!!!

  27. Robert Price

    Neil Sedaka himself, thought that this was a knock-out version.

  28. Ademir Silveira

    Esta canção Solitaire , independente do interprete e simplesmente magnifica

  29. Juan Carlos Rojas Gutiérrez

    Coloquen el vídeo que corresponde por favor es el colmo ay que rabia

  30. Richard H

    Wonderful voice!

  31. Robert Price

    At  her peak that hasn't faltered since.

  32. fr26

    כרגיל, מקסימה ומהממת


    אכן מכירה גם גם הבחורה מהקרפנטרס שרה נפלא , ולא רק את השיר הזה יש להם הרבה שירים יפים.


    נכון))) לא פגשתי הרבה ישראלים שאוהבים מוסיקת רטרו.. כיף להיתקל באנשים כמוך ביוטיוב))


    לדעתי , הרבה מאוד אנשים אוהבים ועד כמה שאני מכירה אני רואה ילדים מאוד מאוד צעירים שאוהבים ומכירים שירים ישראלים מלפני שלושים ארבעים שנה.דווקא היו-טוב חושף אותם למוסיקה  ארץ ישראלית  משובחת משנות השבעים והשמונים שירי להקות צבאיות ועוד.אם את אוהבת מוסיקה יפה ממליצה על andrea  bocelli   האיטלקי , הטנור הגדול בעולם שר נפלא לא רק אופרה גם שירים איטלקיים ואמריקאים ישנים.


    ת'אמת, בשירי ארץ ישראל אני לא כ"כ בקיאה, למרות שחיה בארץ כבר מעל 20 שנה)) למרות שכמובן, יש גם זמרים ישראלים שאני מאוד אוהבת לשמוע, כמו עפרה חזה, זהר ארגוב, ועוד כמה...  
    אבל אני יותר בקטע של לועזי - שירים באנגלית, איטלקית, ספרדית, צרפתית,... כן, ,מזל שיש יוטיוב ושהדור הצעיר יכול לשמוע מוסיקה איכותית))) וכמובן, מי לא מכיר את אנדרה בוצ'לי? באמת קול מדהים)))


    תנסי  לחפש :  החלונות הגבוהים, אריק איינשטיין, יהורם  גאון, אילן ואילנית,  דני ליטני(בעיקר השיר עד סוף הקיץ) , להקת הנח"ל להקת פיקוד  צפון ועוד...בהצלחה.

  33. Roses Gustavsson

    Fabulous!  BRAVO!  BRAVO!

    Patrice Halterman

    A beautiful job of singing Solitare.

  34. donkiddick08

    sedaka himself is on film praising this version.

  35. Pró-Memoria: Memorias Do Penedo

    Emocionante .Linda canção 

  36. jonnapat

    Great Neil Sedaka composition

  37. John Benn

    Magnificent vocals from the incredible Shirley Bassey.

  38. EP1977

    I love Shirley :D

  39. markie polo


  40. EP1977

    LOVE this! Elvis Presley does a great rendition of this! Elvis and Shirley were good friends I hear.

  41. Roy Roy

    WOW and I thought no one could better Sedaka on this.

    Ryan Johnson

    Karen Carpenter did

    conceicao ferraz

    Karen carpenters The Best forever

  42. margozubashvili

    Can you tell the name of the show? or the year? or do you have other videos from this show?


    She was,She is, She will s tay the first Lady in my heart. I love her because that's remembering my youngnes. Thank you.

  44. Meirivam Costa

    Verdade! Gostaria que ela fosse mais conhecida no Brasil... Vale a pena compartilhar...

  45. Luis Govea

    Karen carpenter

    Alan Sarmiento

    Luis Govea karen carpenter's version is the best..!!

    conceicao ferraz

    Sim Karen carpenters é do céu Divina

  46. palle sørensen

    hun er vidunderlig

  47. Rudolf Vizi

    plus ELVIS ,The PRESLEY . :)

  48. Rudolf Vizi

    I dedicate this song to me ..! now allmost 2 years since i m alone .. ,and i ll never understand why ..

  49. marcos aurelio

    inigualável cantora. emociona qualquer pessoa.

  50. Dustin Koh

    Great voice

  51. michel j

    The ONLY singer in the world able to sing this wonderful song.

    Ryan Johnson

    Don't forget about Karen Carpenter

  52. Placido Aquino Penitente


  53. Nathan Terry

    Thanks for posting, just lovely!

  54. Nie Niecik

    @jameolockley I agree. I think this is a mediocre performance. It is a good example of how Bassey does not balance the strength of the voice - it is either piano or extremely loud. Nothing in between. The suspense of the song collapses and somewhere midway through it becomes unbearable to listen to.

  55. Jameo Jameolockley


    Ryan Johnson

    She did overdue it didn't she? A little loud. I think Karen sang it best.

  56. esmihijo17

    Shirley is, above all, a performer, then a singer. No one who has seen her live can be unmoved. She absolutely wrings the emotion out of you. She's come up the hard way. She deserves all her fame, success and money. Jessie Norman admired how she could sing at full tilt for more than an hour. If she's good enough for JN then she's good enough for me!

  57. Arthur Newman

    pretty good

  58. Ozrockerie

    Another stunning singer. I love her singing the Masquerade.

  59. PeaceFan1

    Bad cabaret singing at it's worst ..what's up with the high notes out of nowhere ..and predictable ..I know exactly when she is gonna hit that god awful high note ..cringe worthy ...can hardly be compared to Karen Carpenter's version ..what unbelieveable emotion pours out of every word...please put me out of my misery now...I so don't feel her or believe her at all ....

  60. Jeremiah McCurry

    I don't think anyone does the song better than Neil Sedaka but the versions by Shirley, Karen, and Sissel are all great.

  61. theshadowcult

    i love them both, karens IS better.

  62. Justabrit

    I think this song is best by sissel and neil sedaka...

  63. Justabrit

    She sang diamonds forever in the james bond film...and goldfinger i think

  64. Allen John

    Great !.....and so relaxed !

  65. burtmurdoch

    A BLAST!