Songs E

INDEX OF SONGS & LYRICS “E”
East of the Sun
Easy Living 2 versions
Easy to Love 3 versions
Eeny Meeny Miney Mo
Embraceable You 4 versions
Everybody’s Laughing
Everything Happens for the Best
Everything Happens to Me
Everything I Have Is Yours 2 versions

51. East Of The Sun (1934)

lyrics and music by Brooks Bowman

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1952 MT 219 Complete on Verve v.1 18 2’54”

East of the sun and west of the moon
We’ll build a dream house of love, dear
Near to the sun in the day
Near to the moon at night
We’ll live in a lovely way, dear
Living our love in the pale moonlight
Just you and I forever and a day
Love will not die we’ll keep it that way
Up among the stars we’ll find
A harmony of life too lovely tune
East of the sun and west of the moon, dear
East of the sun and west of the moon

(bridge)

Just you and I forever and a day
Love will not die we’ll keep it that way
Up among the stars we’ll find
A harmony of life too lovely tune
East of the sun and west of the moon, dear
East of the sun and west of the moon

Notes

East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) is a popular song written by Brooks Bowman, an undergraduate member of Princeton University’s Class of 1936, for the 1934 production of the Princeton Triangle Club’s show Stags at Bay. East of the Sun and West of the Moon is also a Norwegian fairy tale.


Easy Living (1937)
lyrics: Leo Robin
music: Ralph Rainger

Follows 2 versions of the lyrics

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1937 MT 61 Complete on Columbia v.3 13 3’01”

Living for you is easy living
It’s easy to live when you’re in love
And I’m so in love
There is nothing in life but you

I never regret the years that I’m giving
They’re easy to give when you’re in love
I’m happy to do whatever I do for you,

For you

Maybe I’m a fool but it’s fun
People say you rule me with one wave of your hand
Darling it’s grand
They just don’t understand

Living for you is easy living
It’s easy to live when you’re in love
And I’m so in love
There’s nothing in life but you

 

Easy Living – 2nd version

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1947 MT 194 Complete on Decca v.2 1 3’11”

Living for you is easy living
It’s easy to live when you’re in love
And I’m so in love
There is nothing in life but you

I’ll never regret the things I’m giving
They’re easy to give when you’re in love
I’m happy to do whatever I do for you

For you maybe I’m a fool
But it’s fun
People say you rule me with one
Wave of your hand
Darling it’s grand
They just don’t understand

Living for you is easy living
It’s easy to live when you’re in love
And I’m so in love
There’s nothing in life but you

For you maybe I’m a fool
But it’s fun
People say you rule me with one
Wave of your hand
Baby it’s grand
They just don’t understand

Living for you is easy living
It’s easy to live when you’re in love
And I’m so in love
There’s nothing in life but you

 

Notes

Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin composed the song “Easy Living” for the film, and it has since become a jazz standard, made famous by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and many other jazz singers (Wikipedia).

Easy-living-1937  Jean_Arthur_-_signed Jean Arthur


53. Easy To Love (1936)

lyrics and music by Cole Porter

Follows 2 versions of the lyrics

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1936 MT 30 Complete on Columbia v.2 5 3’10”

You’d be so easy to love
So easy to idolize
All others above
So worth the yearning for
So swell to keep every homefire burning for

We’d be so grand at the game
So carefree together
That it does seem a shame
That you can’t see
Your future with me
‘Cause you’d be oh so easy to love

 

Easy to Love – 2nd version

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1952 MT 223 Complete on Verve v.1 22 3’00”

You’d be so easy to love
So easy to idolize
All others above
So worth the yearning for
So swell to keep every home fire burning for

We’d be so grand at the game
So carefree together
That it does seem a shame
That you can’t see
Your future with me
‘Cause you’d be oh
So easy to love

(bridge)

So worth the yearning for
So swell to keep every home fire burning for
We’d be so grand at the game
So carefree together
That it does seem a shame
That you can’t see
Your future with me
‘Cause you’d be oh
So easy to love

Notes
(You’d Be So) Easy to Loveis a popular song written by Cole Porter for the 1936 film Born to Dance, where it was introduced by Eleanor Powell, James Stewart (pictures below), and Frances Langford under its alternate title, Easy to Love (Wikipedia)
Born_to_Dance_-_1936-_Poster  Eleanor Powell James Stewart Stewart   Frances_Langford_in_This_Is_The_Army Langford
Youtube Logo Easy to Love (Frances Langford)

 

54. Eeny Meeny Miney Mo

Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Music by Matty Malneck

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1935 MT 12 Complete on Columbia v.1 12 3’12”

Eeny meeny miney mo
Catch your troubles by the toe
If it hollers let it go
Let it fly away
Eeny meeny miney mo
It’s the saying high and low
Hear it everywhere you go
Any time of day
Big Ben rings it
Vallee sings it
Whitewood swings it
Even Mr. Crosby bings it
Eeny meeny miney mo
Catch your troubles by the toe
If it hollers let it go
Let it fly away

Notes

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe“, which can be spelled a number of ways, is a children’s counting rhyme, used to select a person to be “it” for games. On the lyrics, (Rudy) Vallée (1901-1986) was a popular American singer.


55. Embraceable You (1930)
lyrics: Ira Gershwin
music: George Gershwin
Follows 4 versions of the lyrics
rec date type # discography tk rec time
1944 MT 167 Complete Commodore v.2 5 3’15”
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 a 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 a naughty baby
Come to mama
Come to mama do
My sweet embraceable you

 

Embraceable You – 2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1944 AT 167a Complete Commodore v.2 4 3’13”
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 a 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 a naughty baby
Come to mama
Come to mama do
My sweet embraceable you

 

Embraceable You – 3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1944 AT 167b Complete Commodore v.2 6 3’13”
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 a 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 around you
Don’t be a naughty baby
Come to mama
Come to mama do
My sweet embraceable you

 

Embraceable You – 4th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1957 MT 304 Complete on Verve v.9 18 6’47”
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 a naughty baby
Come to me
Come to me do
My sweet embraceable you
(long bridge)
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 around you
Don’t be a naughty baby
Come to mama
Come to mama do
My sweet embraceable you
Notes
The song was included in the Broadway musical Girl Crazy, where it was performed by Ginger Rogers (image below) in a song and dance routine choreographed by Fred Astaire. Billie Holiday’s 1944 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (Wikipedia). The musical has been adapted three times for film, most notably in 1943 with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. In that version, the roles played by Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman were combined into one, played by Garland (image below).
Girl Crazy musical  Ginger Rogers
girl crazy film  Judy_Garland-publicity
Youtube Logo Embraceable You (Judy Garland, 1943)

 


56. Everybody’s Laughing

Sammy Lerner & Ben Oakland

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 MT 96 Complete on Columbia v.5 1 3’02”

Everybody’s laughing
Yes everybody’s laughing
They know that you and I are through
And everybody’s laughing
I told the world you loved me
And bragged about it proudly
But since they know it’s over
They’re laughing at me loudly

People love to linger
So they can point a finger
And tear apart a gal whose heart
Was taken through the wringer
If we could start all over
The laugh might be on them
But meanwhile
Everybody’s laughing

(bridge)

It we could start all over
The laugh might be on them
But meanwhile
Everybody’s laughing

 

Notes

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57. Everything Happens For The Best

Billie Holiday & T. Smith

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 MT 114 Complete on Columbia v.5 19 2’47”

Always blue all in a mist
It’s plain as can be
You’re so mean to me
But everything happens for the best
You always play around
You’re running my heart so deep in the ground
That’s O.K. everything happens for the best

I loved you so madly
Knew you would be true
Now this thing has happened dear
It’s over all over because we’re through
Sorry dear it end this way
Since the world begin
The old folks say
Everything happens for the best

(bridge)

I loved you so madly
Knew you would be true
Now this thing has happened dear
It’s over all over because we’re through
So sorry dear it end this way
Since the world begin
The old folks say
Everything happens for the best

 

Notes

Another song written by Billie. Not memorable.

 


58. Everything Happens To Me (1941)

lyrics by Tom Adair

music by Matt Dennis

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1955 MT 254 Complete on Verve v.3 16 6’20”

Black cats creep across my path
Until I’m almost mad
I must have ‘roused the devil’s wrath
‘Cause all my luck is bad

I make a date for golf
And you can bet your life it rains
I try to give a party
And the guy upstairs complains
I guess I’ll go through life
Just catching colds and missing planes
Everything happens to me

I never miss a thing
I’ve had the measles and the mumps
And every time I play an ace
My partner always trumps
I guess I’m just a girl
Who never looks before she jumps
Everything happens to me

At first my heart thought
You could break this jinx for me
That love would turn the trick and end despair
But now I just can’t fool
This head that thinks for me
I’ve mortgaged all my castles in the air

I’ve telegraphed and phoned
I send an Airmail Special too
Your answer was good-bye
And there was even postage due
I fell in love just once
And then it had to be with you
Everything happens to me

(long bridge)

At first my heart thought
You could break this jinx for me
That love would turn the trick to end despair
But now I just can’t fool
This head that thinks for me
I’ve mortgaged all my castles in the air

I’ve telegraphed and phoned
I send an Airmail Special too
Your answer was good-bye
And there was even postage due
I fell in love just once
And then it had to be with you
Everything happens to me

Notes

It was first recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra. Unusually, the song focused on Sinatra’s vocal, with no trombone solo by Dorsey. Years later, Sinatra rerecorded the song with the Hollywood String Quartet; this version was featured on his 1957 album Close to You (Wikipedia).


 

59. Everything I Have Is Yours (1933)

Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Music by Burton Lane

Follows 2 versions of the lyrics

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1952 MT 227 Complete on Verve v.2 1 3’43”

Everything I have is yours
You are part of me
Everything I have is yours
My destiny

I would gladly give the sun to you
If the sun were only mine
I would gladly give the earth to you
And the stars that shine
Everything that I possess
I offer you

Let my dream of happiness
Come through
I’ll be happy just to spend my life
Waiting at your back and call
Everything I have is yours
My life
My all

(bridge)

I would gladly give the sun to you
If the sun were only mine
I would gladly give the earth to you
And the stars that shine
Everything that I possess
I offer to you

Let my dream of happiness
Come through
I’ll be happy just to spend my life
Waiting at your back and call
Everything I have is yours
My life
My all

 

Everything I have is Yours – 2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1955 MT 271 Complete on Verve v.6 2 4’29”

Everything I have is yours
You are part of me
Everything I have is yours
My destiny

I would gladly give the sun to you
If the sun were only mine
I would gladly give the Earth to you
And the stars that shine
Everything that I possess
I offer you

Let my dream of happiness
Come through
I’ll be happy just to spend my life
Waiting at your back and call
Everything I have is yours
My life
My all

Everything I have is yours
You are part of me
Everything I have is yours
My destiny

I would gladly give the sun to you
If the sun were only mine
I would gladly give the Earth to you
And the stars that shine
Everything that I possess
I offer you

Let my dream of happiness
Come through
I’ll be happy just to spend my life
Waiting at your back and call
Everything I have is yours
My life
My all

Notes

From the film Dancing Lady (1933) with Joan Crawford and Clark Gable (pictures below) (Wikipedia).

Dancing Lady film Joan_Crawford_-_1936_-_HurrellClark_Gable_-_publicity

Youtube Logo Everything I have Is Yours (Joan Crawford, 1933)

 

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