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Song Lyrics For Life—Classics 1
 

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

—George Gershwin

People are queer, they're always crowing, scrambling and rushing about;
Why don't they stop someday, address themselves this way?
Why are we here? Where are we going? It's time that we found out.
We're not here to stay; we're on a short holiday.

Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Don't take it serious; life's so mysterious.
You work, you save, you worry so,
But you can't take your dough when you go, go, go.
So keep repeating it's the berries,
The strongest oak must fall,
The sweet things in life, to you were just loaned
So how can you lose what you've never owned?
Life is just a bowl of cherries,
So live and laugh at it all.

Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Don't take it serious; it's too mysterious.
At eight each morning I have got a date,
To take my plunge 'round the Empire State.
You'll admit it's not the berries,
In a building that's so tall;
There's a guy in the show, the girls love to kiss;
Get thousands a week just for crooning like this:
Life is just a bowl of . . . aw, nuts!
So live and laugh at it all!

*

Over the Rainbow

—E. Y. Harburg [Performed by Judy Garland]

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?
Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

*

This Land Is Your Land

—Woody Guthrie [Performed by Woody Guthrie]

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

The sun comes shining as I was strolling
The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice come chanting
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walkin' - I saw a sign there
And that sign said - no tress passin'
But on the other side .... it didn't say nothin!
Now that side was made for you and me!

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office - I see my people
And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'
If this land's still made for you and me.

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me


George Demont Otis     Bend in the River

Power and Glory

—Phil Ochs [Performed by Phil Ochs]

Come and take a walk with me thru this green and growing land
Walk thru the meadows and the mountains and the sand
Walk thru the valleys and the rivers and the plains
Walk thru the sun and walk thru the rain

Here is a land full of power and glory
Beauty that words cannot recall
Oh her power shall rest on the strength of her freedom
Her glory shall rest on us all (on us all)

From Colorado, Kansas, and the Carolinas too
Virginia and Alaska, from the old to the new
Texas and Ohio and the California shore
Tell me, who could ask for more?

Yet she's only as rich as the poorest of her poor
Only as free as the padlocked prison door
Only as strong as our love for this land
Only as tall as we stand

But our land is still troubled by men who have to hate
They twist away our freedom & they twist away our fate
Fear is their weapon and treason is their cry
We can stop them if we try

*

Blue Skies

—Irving Berlin [Performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson and Rod Stewart]

I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Every day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore

Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Bluebirds
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on

I should care if the wind blows east or west
I should fret if the worst looks like the best
I should mind if they say it cant be true
I should smile, that's exactly what I do

Someone To Watch Over Me

—George Gershwin [Performed by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Barbara Streisand]

There's a saying old says that love is blind
Still we're often told "seek and ye shall find"
So I'm going to seek a certain girl/lad I've had in mind
Looking everywhere, haven't found her yet
She's the big affair I cannot forget
Only girl/man I ever think of will regret

I'd like to add her/his initials to my monogram
Tell me where's the shepherd for this lost lamb

There's a somebody I'm longing to see
I hope that she/he turns out to be
Someone to watch over me

I'm a little lamb who's lost in a wood
I know I could always be good
To one who'll watch over me

Although I/he may not be the man some girls think of
As handsome to my heart
She/He carries the key

Won't you tell her/him please to put on some speed
Follow my lead, oh how I need
Someone to watch over me
Someone to watch over me

*

Some Enchanted Evening

—Oscar Hammerstein, III [From the Broadway musical and movie South Pacific]

Some enchanted evening
You may see a stranger,
you may see a stranger
Across a crowded room
And somehow you know,
You know even then
That somewhere you'll see her
Again and again.

Some enchanted evening
Someone may be laughin',
You may hear her laughin'
Across a crowded room
And night after night,
As strange as it seems
The sound of her laughter
Will sing in your dreams.

Who can explain it?
Who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons,
Wise men never try.

Some enchanted evening
When you find your true love,
When you feel her call you
Across a crowded room,
Then fly to her side,
And make her your own
Or all through your life you
May dream all alone.

Once you have found her,
Never let her go.
Once you have found her,
Never let her go!

*

Summertime

—George Gershwin [Performed by Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald & Beyonce]

Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Oh, Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're going to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky

But until that morning
There's a'nothing can harm you
With your daddy and mammy standing by

Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

*

Swingin' On A Star

—Burke & Van Heusen [Performed by Frank Sinatra]

Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
He kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny - and his brain is weak
He's just plain stupid with a - stubborn streak

And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a pig

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He ain't got no manners when he eats his food
He's fat and lazy - and extremely rude

But if you don't care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a fish

A fish wont do anything but swim in a brook
He cant write his name or read a book
And to fool the people is his only thought
Though he slippery - he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish

And all the monkeys aren't in a zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So you see its all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swinging on a star

*

Chances Are

—Johnny Mercer [Performed by Johnny Mathis]

Chances are 'cause I wear a silly grin
The moment you come into view,
Chances are you think that I'm in love with you.
Just because my composure sort of slips
The moment that your lips meet mine,
Chances are you think my heart's your Valentine.

In the magic of moonlight,
When I sigh, "Hold me close, dear,"
Chances are you believe the stars
That fill the skies are in my eyes.

Guess you feel you'll always be
The one and only one for me
And, if you think you could,
Well, chances are your chances are awfully good.

In the magic of moonlight,
When I sigh, "Hold me close, dear,"
Chances are you believe the stars
That fill the skies are in my eyes.

In the magic of moonlight,
When I sigh, "Hold me close, dear,"
Chances are you believe the stars
That fill the skies are in my eyes.

Guess you feel you'll always be
The one and only one for me
And, if you think you could,
Well, chances are your chances are awfully good.

You'll Never Walk Alone

—Oscar Hammerstein II [From the Broadway musical and movie Carousel]

When you walk through a storm hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll Never Walk Alone,
You'll Never Walk Alone

*

My Defenses Are Down

—Irving Berlin [From Annie Get Your Gun]

FRANK BUTLER:

I've had my way with so many girls

An' was lots of fun.

My scheme was to know many girls

To keep me safe from one

I find it can be done.

My defenses are down

She's broken my resistance

And I don't know where I am

I went into the fight like a lion

But I came out like a lamb.

My defenses are down

She's got me where she wants me

And I can't escape no how

I could speak to my heart when it wakened

But my heart won't listen now.

Like a toothless, clawless tiger,

Like an organ-grinder's bear,

Like a knight without his armor,

Like Samson without his hair.

My defenses are down

I might as well surrender

For the battle can't be won.

But I must confess that I like it,

So there's nothing to be done.

Yes, I must confess that I like it

Being miserable's gonna be fun

MALE CHORUS:

His defenses are down

She's broken my resistance

And he's in an awful jam.

FRANK BUTLER:

I went into the fight like a lion

MALE CHORUS:

But you came out like a lamb.

FRANK BUTLER:

My defenses are down

MALE CHORUS:

She's got you where she wants you

And you can't escape no how

FRANK BUTLER:

I could speak to my heart when it wakened

MALE CHORUS:

But my heart won't listen now.

FRANK BUTLER:

Like a toothless, clawless tiger,

Like an organ-grinder's bear,

MALE CHORUS:

Like a knight without his armor,

FRANK BUTLER:

Like Samson without his hair.

My defenses are down

FRANK BUTLER and MALE CHORUS:

I might as well surrender

For the battle can't be won.

FRANK BUTLER:

But I must confess that I like it,

So there's nothing to be done.

FRANK BUTLER and MALE CHORUS:

Yes, I must confess that I like it

Being miserable's gonna be fun


George Demont Otis     Hills and Mountains

I've Got the Sun In the Morning

—Irving Berlin [From the Broadway musical and movie Annie Get Your Gun]

ANNIE OAKLEY:

Got no diamond, got no pearl,

Still I think I'm a lucky girl.

I've got the sun in the morning

And the moon at night.

Got no mansion, got no yacht,

Still I'm happy with what I got.

I've got the sun in the morning

And the moon at night

Sunshine gives me a lovely day,

Moonlight gives me the Milky Way.

Got no checkbooks, got no banks,

Still, I'd like to express my thanks.

I've got the sun in the morning

And the moon at night.

And with the sun in the morning

And the moon in the evening

I'm alright.

Got no butler, got no maid.

Still I think I've been overpaid,

I've got the sun in the morning

And the moon at night.

Got no silver, got no gold,

What you've got can't be bought or sold.

I've got the sun in the morning

And the moon at night.

Sunshine gives me a lovely day,

Moonlight gives me the Milky Way.

Got no heirlooms for my kin,

Made no will but when I cash in

I'll leave the sun in the morning

And the moon at night.

And with the sun in the morning

And the moon in the evening

I'm alright.

CHORUS:

Got no mansion, got no yacht,

Still I'm happy with what I got.

I've got the sun in the morning

And the moon at night.

Sunshine gives me a lovely day,

Moonlight gives me the Milky Way.

ANNIE OAKLEY:

Got no checkbooks, got no banks,

Still, I'd like to express my thanks

CHORUS:

We've got the sun in the morning

And the moon at night.

ANNIE OAKLEY:

And with the sun in the morning

And the moon in the evening

I'm alright!

God Bless the Child

—Billie Holiday [Performed by Billie Holiday]

Them that's got shall get
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Yes, the strong gets more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don't ever make the grade
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Money, you've got lots of friends
Crowding round the door
When you're gone, spending ends
They don't come no more
Rich relations give
Crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own
He just worry bout nothin'
Cause he's got his own

*

Singin In The Rain

—Arthur Freed [Performed by Gene Kelly in the movie Singin In The Rain]

Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo...

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin',
Singin' in the rain

Dancin' in the rain
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
I'm happy again!
I'm singin' and dancin' in the rain!
I'm dancin' and singin' in the rain...

Why am I smiling
And why do I sing?
Why does September
Seem sunny as spring?
Why do I get up
Each morning and start?
Happy and head up
With joy in my heart
Why is each new task
A trifle to do?
Because I am living
A life full of you.

Dancin' in the rain
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
I'm happy again!
I'm singin' and dancin' in the rain!
I'm dancin' and singin' in the rain...

*

I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy

—Oscar Hammerstein II [From the Broadway musical and movie South Pacific]

Nellie:
I expect everyone of my crowd to make fun
Of my proud protestations of faith in romance,
And they'll say I'm naïve as a babe to believe
Every fable I hear from a person in pants.

Fearlessly I'll face them and argue their doubts away,
Loudly I'll sing about flowers in spring,
Flatly I'll stand on my little flat feet and say
Love is a grand and a beautiful thing!
I'm not ashamed to reveal
The world famous feelin' I feel.

I'm as corny as Kansas in August,
I'm as normal as blueberry pie.
No more a smart little girl with no heart,
I have found me a wonderful guy!

I am in a conventional dither,
With a conventional star in my eye.
And you will note there's a lump in my throat
When I speak of that wonderful guy!

I'm as trite and as gay as a daisy in May,
A cliché comin' true!
I'm bromidic and bright
As a moon-happy night
Pourin' light on the dew!

I'm as corny as Kansas in August,
High as a flag on the Fourth of July!
If you'll excuse an expression I use,
I'm in love, I'm in love,
I'm in love, I'm in love,
I'm in love with a wonderful guy!

I'm as trite and as gay as a daisy in May,
A cliché comin' true!
I'm bromidic and bright
As a moon-happy night
Pourin' light on the dew!

Girls
I'm as corny as Kansas in August,
High as a flag on the Fourth of July!

Nellie:
If you'll excuse an expression I use,
I'm in love,

Girls
I'm in love,

Nellie:
I'm in love,

Girls
I'm in love,

Nellie:
I'm in love,

Girls
I'm in love,

Nellie:
I'm in love,

Girls
I'm in love,

Nellie:
I'm in love,

Girls
I'm in love,

Nellie:
I'm in love,

Girls
I'm in love,

Nellie and Girls
I'm in love with a wonderful guy!

I Loves You Porgy

—Ira Gershwin [From the Broadway musical and movie Porgy and Bess]

I loves you, porgy,
Don't let him take me
Don't let him handle me
And drive me mad
If you can keep me
I wanna stay here with you forever
And Ill be glad

Yes I loves you, porgy,
Don't let him take me
Don't let him handle me
With his hot hands
If you can keep me
I wants to stay here with you forever
I've got my man

I loves you, porgy,
Don't let him take me
Don't let him handle me
And drive me mad
If you can keep me
I wanna stay here with you forever
I've got my man

Someday I know he's coming to call me
He's going to handle me and hold me
So, it going to be like dying, porgy
When he calls me
But when he comes I know Ill have to go

I loves you, porgy,
Don't let him take me
Honey, don't let him handle me
And drive me mad
If you can keep me
I wanna stay here with you forever
I've got my man

*

My Favorite Things

—Oscar Hammerstein II [From the Broadway musical and movie The Sound of Music]

MARIA:
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into Springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into Springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad


George Demont Otis     East Winds

I Loves You Porgy ~ Porgy, I's Your Woman Now (Bess, You Is My Woman)

—Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward [From the Broadway musical Porgy And Bess-This version taken from Barbra Streisand's 1985 album, The Broadway Album]

I loves you Porgy
Don't let him take me
Don't let him handle me and
Drive me mad
If you can keep me,
I wants to stay here
With you forever, and I'd be glad
I loves you Porgy
Don't let him take me
Don't let him handle me
With his hot hand
If you can keep me,
I wants to stay here
With you forever - I got my man

Someday, I know he's comin' back to call me
He's gonna handle me and hold me so
It's gonna be like dyin', Porgy, deep inside me
But when he calls I know I have to go

Porgy, I's you woman now
I is, I is
And I ain't never goin' nowhere
'Less you shares the fun
Want no wrinkle on your brow, no how
Because the sorrow of the past is all done, done
My Porgy, now the real happiness is just begun

There's no wrinkle on my brow, no how
And I ain't goin'
You hear me saying, if you ain't goin',
With you I'm stayin'

Porgy, I's yo' woman now,
I's yours forever
Mornin' time and evenin' time and
Summer time and winter time
Mm----
Oh my Porgy
My man Porgy
From this minute I'm tellin' you
I keep this vow
Porgy, I's yo' woman now.

*

Nice Work If You Can Get It

—Ira Gershwin [Performed by Fred Astaire, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald]

The man who only live for making money
Lives a life that isn't necessarily sunny;
Likewise the man who works for fame-
There's no guarantee that time won't erase his name
The fact is
The only work that really brings enjoyment
Is the kind that is for girl and boy meant.
Fall in love -- you won't regret it.
That's the best work of all-if you can get it.
Holding hands at midnight
'Neath a starry sky...

Oh that is nice work if you can get it.
And you can get it-if you try.
Strolling with the one girl
Sighing sigh after sigh...
Oh nice work if you can get it.
And you can get it-if you try.

Just imagine someone
Waiting at the cottage door.
Where two hearts become one...
Who could ask for anything more?

Loving one who loves you,
And then taking that vow...
Nice work if you can get it,
And if you get it-

Won't you tell me how?

And you can get it-if you try.
And you can get it-if you try.
And you can get it-if you try.
And you can get it-if you try

Holding hands at midnight
'Neath a starry sky...
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it-if you try.
Strolling with the one girl
Sighing sigh after sigh...
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it-if you try
Who could ask for anything more?

You Can't Take That Away From Me

—Ira Gershwin [Performed by Fred Astaire in the movie Shall We Dance, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett]

Our romance won't end on a sorrowful note,
Though by tomorrow you're gone;
The song is ended, but as the songwriter wrote,
The melody lingers on.
They may take you from me, I'll miss your fond caress.
But though they take you from me, I'll still possess.

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No, no, they can't take that away from me

The way your smile just beams
The way you sing off key
The way you haunt my dreams
No, no, they can't take that away from me

We may never, never meet again
On the bumpy road to love
Still, I'll always, always keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you changed my life
No, no, they can't take that away from me
No, they can't take that away from me

We may never, never meet again
On the bumpy road to love
Still, I'll always, always keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you changed my life
No, no, they can't take that away from me
No, they can't take that away
Can't take that away
Can't take that away from me

*

Climb Ev'ry Mountain

—Oscar Hammerstein II [Performed by Julie Andres in the Broadway musical and movie The Sound of Music, and Tony Bennett]

MOTHER ABBESS:
Climb ev'ry mountain, search high and low-
Follow ev'ry byway-ev'ry path you know.
Climb ev'ry mountain, ford ev'ry stream,
Follow ev'ry rainbow, 'til you find your dream!

A dream that will need all the love you can give,
Ev'ry day of your life, for as long as you live!
Climb ev'ry mountain, ford ev'ry stream,
Follow ev'ry rainbow, 'til you find your dream!

A dream that will need all the love you can give,
Ev'ry day of your life, for as long as you live!
Climb ev'ry mountain, ford ev'ry stream,
Follow ev'ry rainbow, 'til you find your dream!

*

'S Wonderful

—Ira Gershwin [Performed by Ella Fitzgerald & Diana Krall]

Life has just begun,
Jack has found his Jill;
Don't know what you've done
But I'm all a-thrill.
How could words express
Your divine appeal?
You can never guess
All the love I feel
From now on, Lady/Darling, I insist,
For me no other girls/guys exist.
'S wonderful! 'S marvelous!
(That) You should care for me!
'S awful nice! 'S paradise!
'S what I love to see!
You've made my life so glamorous,
You can't blame me for feeling amorous,
'S wonderful! 'S marvelous!
That you should care for me!

*

Younger Than Springtime

—Oscar Hammerstein II [Performed in the Broadway musical and movie South Pacific & Frank Sinatra]

Cable:
I touch your hands
And my heart grows strong,
Like a pair of birds
That burst with song.
My eyes look down
At your lovely face,
And I hold a world
In my embrace.

Younger than springtime, are you
Softer than starlight, are you,
Warmer than winds of June,
Are the gentle lips you gave me.
Gayer than laughter, are you,
Sweeter than music, are you,
Angel and lover, heaven and earth,
Are you to me.

And when your youth
And joy invade my arms,
And fill my heart as now they do,
Then younger than springtime, am I,
Gayer than laughter, am I,
Angel and lover, heaven and earth,
Am I with you!

And when your youth
And joy invade my arms,
And fill my heart as now they do,

Then younger than springtime, am I,
Gayer than laughter, am I,
Angel and lover, heaven and earth,
Am I with you.

*

They Say It's Wonderful

—Irving Berlin [From the Broadway musical and movie Annie Get Your Gun]


ANNIE OAKLEY:
They say that falling in love is wonderful
It's wonderful, so they say.
And with a moon up above it's wonderful
It's wonderful, so they tell me.
I can't recall who said it
I know I never read it
I only know that falling in love is grand
And the thing that's known as romance
Is wonderful, wonderful
In every way
So they say

FRANK BUTLER:
Rumors fly and they often leave without
But you've come to the right place to find out
Ev'rything that you've heard is really so
I've been there once or twice and I should know
You'll find that falling in love is wonderful
It's wonderful, as they say
And with a moon up above it's wonderful
It's wonderful, as they tell you
You'll leave your house a morning
And without any warning
You're stopping people shouting that love is grand
And to hold a man in your arms
Is wonderful, wonderful
In every way

ANNIE OAKLEY:
I should say.
FRANK BUTLER:
Wonderful...

ANNIE OAKLEY:
Wonderful...

ANNIE OAKLEY and FRANK BUTLER:
In every way
So they say.

*

Isn't This A Lovely Day

—Irving Berlin [Performed by Fred Astaire, Billie Holiday & Diana Krall]

The weather is frightening
The thunder and lighting
Seem to having their way
But as far as I'm concerned it's a lovely day

The change in the weather
Will keep us together
So I can honestly say
That as far as I'm concerned its a lovely day
And everything's okay.

Isn't it a lovely day to be caught in the rain
You were going on your way now you have to remain
Just as you were going leaving me all at sea
The clouds broke, they broke and Oh what a break for me


I can see the sun up high though we're caught in a storm
I can see where you and I could be cozy and warm
Let the rain pitter-patter
cause it really doesn't matter
If skies are gray
Long as I can be you it's a lovely day

You're My Everything

—Mort Dixon, Harry Warren & Joe Young [Performed by Nat King Cole]

You're my everything underneath the sun
You're my everything rolled up into one
You're my only dream, my only real reality
You're my idea of a perfect personality

You're my everything, everything I need
You're the song I sing and the book I read
You're a way beyond belief and just to make it brief
You're my winter, summer, spring, my everything

You're my everything (everything I need)
You're the song I sing and the book I read
You're a way beyond belief and just to make it brief
You're my winter, summer, spring, my everything

*

Our Love Is Here To Stay

—Ira Gershwin [Performed Nat King Cole & Ella Fitzgerald]

It's very clear
Our love is here to stay;
Not for a year
But ever and a day.

The radio and the telephone
And the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies,
And in time may go!

But, oh my dear,
Our love is here to stay.
Together we're
Going a long, long way

In time the Rockies may crumble,
Gibraltar may tumble,
There're only made of clay,
But our love is here to stay.

*

It's All In The Game

—Carl Sigman [Performed by Tommy Edwards]

Many a tear has to fall
But it's all in the game
All in the wonderful game
That we know as love
You have words with him
And your future's looking dim
But these things
Your hearts can rise above

Once in a while he won't call
But it's all in the game
Soon he'll be there at your side
With a sweet bouquet
And he'll kiss your lips
And caress your waiting fingertips
And your hearts will fly away

Soon he'll be there at your side
With a sweet bouquet
Then he'll kiss your lips
And caress your waiting fingertips
And your hearts will fly away


George Demont Otis     Gray Morn Presidio

I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair

—Oscar Hammerstein II [From the Broadway musical and movie South Pacific]

Nellie:
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
And send him on his way.

I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,

Nellie and Girls:
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,
And send him on his way.

Don't try to patch it up

Girls:
Tear it up, tear it up!

Nellie:
Wash him out, dry him out,

Girls:
Push him out, fly him out,

Nellie:
Cancel him and let him go!

Girls:
Yea, sister!

Nellie:
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
And send him on his way.

If a man don't understand you,
If you fly on separate beams,
Waste no time, make a change,
Ride that man right off your range.
Rub him out of the roll call
And drum him out of your dreams.

Girls:
Oho! If you laugh at different comics,
If you root for different teams,
Waste no time, weep no more,
Show him what the door is for.
Rub him out of the roll call
And drum him out of your dreams.

Nellie:
You can't light a fire when the woods are wet,

Girls:
No!

Nellie:
You can't make a butterfly strong,

Girls:
Hmm, hmm!

Nellie:
You can't fix an egg when it ain't quite good,

Girls:
And you can't fix a man when he's wrong!

Nellie:
You can't put back a petal when it falls from a flower,
Or sweeten up a fellow when he starts turnin' sour

Girls:
Oh no! Oh no!

Nellie and Girls:
If his eyes get dull and fishy,
When you look for glints and gleams,
Waste no time,
Make a switch,
Drop him in the nearest ditch!
Rub him out of the roll call,
And drum him out of your dreams
Oho! Oho!

Nellie:
I went to wash that man right outa my hair,
I went to wash that man right outa my hair,
I went to wash that man right outa my hair,
And sent him on his way.

Girls:
She went to wash that man right outa my hair,
She went to wash that man right outa my hair,
She went to wash that man right outa my hair,

Nellie and Girls:
And send him on his way!

L-O-V-E

—Milt Gabler [Performed by Nat King Cole]

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you
Love was made for me and you
Love was made for me and you

*

Tenderly

—Jack Lawrence [Performed by Nat King Cole]

The evening breeze caress the trees,
Tenderly.
The trembling trees embrace the breeze,
Tenderly.

Then you and I came wandering by,
And lost in a sigh were we.
The shore was kissed by sea and mist,
Tenderly.

I can't forget how two hearts met,
Breathlessly.
Your arms opened wide and closed me inside.
You took my lips, you took my love
So tenderly.

Your arms opened wide and closed me inside.
You took my lips, you took my love
So tenderly.

You took my lips, you took my love
So tenderly.

*

Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'

—Oscar Hammerstein II [From the Broadway musical and movie Oklahoma]

There's a bright golden haze on the meadow
There's a bright golden haze on the meadow
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye,
An' it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky.

Oh, what a beautiful mornin',
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I got a beautiful feelin'
Ev'rything's goin' my way.

All the cattle are standin' like statues
All the cattle are standin' like statues
They don't turn their heads as they see me ride by,
But a little brown mav'rick is winkin' her eye.

Oh, what a beautiful mornin',
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I got a beautiful feelin'
Ev'rything's goin' my way.

All the sounds of the earth are like music
All the sounds of the earth are like music
The breeze is so busy it don't miss a tree,
And a ol' weepin' willer is laughin' at me!

Oh, what a beautiful mornin',
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I got a beautiful feelin'
Ev'rything's goin' my way.
Oh, what a beautiful day!

*

Come Rain Or Come Shine

—Johnny Mercer [Performed by Frank Sinatra & Ray Charles]

I'm gonna love you, like nobody's loved you
Come rain or come shine
High as a mountain, deep as a river
Come rain or come shine
I guess when you met me
It was just one of those things
But don't you ever bet me
'Cause I'm gonna be true if you let me
You're gonna love me, like nobody's loved me
Come rain or come shine
We'll be happy together, unhappy together
Now won't that be just fine
The days may be cloudy or sunny
We're in or out of the money
But I'm with you always
I'm with you rain or shine

*

I've Got The World On A String

—T. Koehler [Performed by Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall & Michael Buble]

Merry month of May, sunny skies of blue,
clouds have rolled away and
the sun
peeps through
may express happiness.
Joy may define in a thousand ways,
but a case like mine needs a "special phrase"
to reveal how I feel
I've got the world on a string,
sittin' on a rainbow
got the string around my finger
what a world, what a life, I'm in love!
I've got a song that I sing,
I can make the rain go
anytime I move my finger, lucky me
can't you see, I'm in love.
Life is a beautiful thing
as long as I hold the string.
I'd be a silly so and so,
if I should ever let go
I've got the world on a string
sittin' on a rainbow
got the string around my finger
What a world, what a life, I'm in love!
I've got the world on a string,
sittin' on a rainbow
got the string around my finger
what a world, what a life, I'm in love!
I've got a song that I sing,
I can make the rain go
anytime I move my finger, lucky me
can't you see, I'm in love.

*

Embraceable You

—Ira Gershwin [Performed by Billie Holiday, Judy Garland & Frank Sinatra]

Embrace me
My sweet embraceable you
Embrace me
My irreplaceable you
Just to look at you
My heart grows tipsy in me
You and you alone

Bring out the gypsy in me

I love all
The many charms about you
Above all
I want my arms about you
Don't be naughty baby
Come to me
Come to me do
My sweet embraceable you

I love all
The many charms about you
Above all
I want my arms about you
Don't be naughty baby
Come to me
Come to me do
My sweet embraceable you

All of Me

—Louis Armstrong [Performed by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra & Michael Buble]

You took my kisses and all my love
You taught me how to care
Am I to be just remnant of a one-sided love affair

All you took I gladly gave
There is nothing left for me to save

All of me
Why not take all of me
Can't you see
I'm no good without you
Take my lips
I want to lose them
Take my arms
I'll never use them
Your goodbye left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on dear, without you
You took the part that once was my heart
So why not take all of me


George Demont Otis     Back of White's Hill

 


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