Songs G

INDEX OF SONGS & LYRICS “G”
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You 2 versions
Georgia on My Mind 3 versions
Getting Some Fun out of Life
Ghost Of A Chance (I Don’t Stand A) 2 versions
Ghost of Yesterday
Gimme a Pigfoot And a Bottle of Beer
Girls Were Made to Take Care of Boys
Glad To Be Unhappy
Gloomy Sunday 3 versions
God Bless the Child 9 versions
Gone with the Wind
Good Morning Heartache 5 versions
Guess Who
Guilty 2 versions

 

67. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You?

Lyrics by Andy Razaf

Music by Don Redman

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1946 LR 31 Complete on Verve v.1 7 2’20”

What makes me treat you the way that I do
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you
There’s nothing in this world
Too good for guy that’s good and true
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you

Gave you my money
Diamond ring
Big Cadillac car and everything
It’s love that makes me treat you the way that I do
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you

What makes me treat you the way that I do
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you
There’s nothing in the world
Too good for guy that’s good and true
Hey, baby, ain’t I good to you

Gave you my money
A diamond ring
Big Cadillac car and everything
It’s love that makes me treat you the way that I do
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1946 MT 306 Complete on Verve v.9 20 5’38”

What makes me treat you the way that I do
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you
There’s nothing in the world
Too good for girl that’s good and true
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you

Bought you a fur coat for Christmas
A diamond ring
A big Cadillac car and everything
It’s love that makes me treat you the way I do
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you

(long bridge)

What makes me treat you the way I do
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you
There’s nothing in the world
Too good for guy that’s good and true
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you

Fur coat for Christmas
A diamond ring
Big Cadillac car and everything
There’s nothing in the world
That I wouldn’t do
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you

What makes me treat you the way I do
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you
There’s nothing in the world
Too good for girl that’s good and true
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you

Fur coat for Christmas
A diamond ring
Big Cadillac car and everything
It’s love that makes me treat you
The way I do
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you
Gee, baby, ain’t I good to you

Notes

This song was later performed by The King Cole Trio. The single peaked at #20 on the national charts. The song featured in the 1994 movie The Mask, performed by Susan Boyd who dubbed Cameron Diaz.

Youtube Logo Listen King Cole Trio

 


68. Georgia On My Mind (1930)
lyrics: Stuart Gorrell
music: Hoagy Carmichael
rec date type # discography tk rec time
1941 MT 144 Complete in Columbia v.6 24 3’17”

Georgia
Georgia
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Georgia
Georgia
A song of you
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the pines

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

Georgia
Georgia
No peace I find
Just and old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
(bridge)
Georgia
Georgia
No peace I find
Just and old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1941 AT 144a Complete in Columbia v.10 4 3’17”

Georgia
Georgia
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Georgia
Georgia
A song of you
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the pines

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

Georgia
Georgia
No peace I find
Just and old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
(bridge)
Georgia
Georgia
No peace I find
Just and old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1941 AT 144b Complete in Columbia v.10 5 3’02”

Georgia
Georgia
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Georgia
Georgia
A song of you
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the pines

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

Georgia
Georgia
No peace I find
Just and old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
        (bridge)
Georgia
Georgia
No peace I find
Just and old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Notes

Georgia is to me an unforgettable song on the sixties, when dancing in the evenings… and I also remember Stella by Starlight and Hit the Road, Jack (N/A).

See what Wikipedia tells us: The Genius Hits the Road is a 1960 album by Ray Charles. It is a concept album of sorts with the theme revolving around various parts of the U.S. The album peaked at #9 on the pop album charts and produced the hit single Georgia on My Mind.
Ray Charles Genius hits the road Youtube Logo Listen to the original version 

 


69. Getting Some Fun Out Of Life

Edgar Leslie & Joseph A. Burke

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1937 MT 67 Complete on Columbia v.3 19 3’01”

When we want to love we love
When we want to kiss we kiss
With a little petting we’re getting
Some fun out of life

When we want to work we work
When we want to play we play
In a happy setting we’re getting
Some fun out of life

Maybe we do the right things
Maybe we do the wrong
Spending each day
Just wending our way along

When we want to sing we sing
When we want to dance we dance
You can do your betting we’re getting
Some fun out of life

(bridge)

Maybe we do the right things
Maybe we do the wrong
Spending each day
Just wending our way along

But when we want to sing we sing
When we want to dance we dance
You can do your betting we’re getting
Some fun out of life

 

Notes

NC


70. Ghost Of A Chance (I Don’t Stand A)
   Bing Crosby & Ned Washington & Victor P. Young
rec date type # discography tk rec time
1955 MT 259 Complete on Verve v.5 6 4’26”

I need your love so badly
I love you, oh, so madly
But I don’t stand
A ghost of a chance with you

I thought at last I’d found you
But other loves surround you
And I don’t stand
A ghost of a chance with you

If you’d surrender
Just for a tender kiss or two
You might discover
That I’m the lover meant for you
And I’d be true

But what’s the good of scheming
I know I must be dreaming
For I don’t stand
A ghost of a chance with you

(bridge)

If you’d surrender
Just for a tender kiss or two
You might discover
That I’m the lover meant for you
And I’d be true

But what’s the good of scheming
I know I must be dreaming
For I don’t stand
A ghost of a chance
With you

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1956 LR 145 Perfect Complete Collection v.8 16 3’14”

I need your love so badly
I love you, oh, so madly
But I don’t stand
A ghost of a chance with you

I thought at last I’d found you
But other loves surround you
And I don’t stand
A ghost of a chance with you

If you’d surrender
Just for a tender kiss or two
You might discover
That I’m the lover meant for you
And I’d be true

But what’s the good of scheming
I know I must be dreaming
For I don’t stand
A ghost of a chance with you

If you’d surrender
Just for a tender kiss or two
You might discover
That I’m the lover meant for you
And I’d be true

But what’s the good of scheming
I know I must be dreaming
For I don’t stand
A ghost of a chance
With you

Notes

This song was recorded by Bing Crosby, turning into a jazz and pop standard recorded by many different artists. Bing Crosby also performed the song in the 1933 Mack Sennett film short Please.

Youtube Logo Original Bing Crosby’s version on Please

 


71. Ghost of Yesterday

Irene Wilson & Arthur Herzog Jr.

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1940 MT 129 Complete in Columbia v.6 9 2’36”

Ghost of yesterday
Stalking ’round my room
All night long you stay
Walk around in profound gloom
When the darkness falls
When I’ve gone to bed
Weirdly come your calls
Mournfully scornfully dead

Folly of a love I strangled
Pulsing heart I thought was gone
Gives no peace
Will not cease
Prowling ’round till dawn

Ghost of yesterday
Every night you’re here
Whispering away
Might have been, might have been oh my dear
Foolish heart must pay
Ghost of yesterday

Ghost of yesterday
Every night you’re here
Whispering away
Might have been, might have been oh my dear
Foolish heart must pay
Ghost of yesterday

Ghost of yesterday

Notes

NC


72. Gimme a Pigfoot And a Bottle of Beer

Wesley ‘Sox’ Wilson

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1949 MT 205 Complete on Decca v.2 15 2’43”

Up in Harlem every Saturday night
Where the highbrows get together
It’s just too right
They all congregate and all night hop
And what they do is Ooh boppa da

Old Hanna Brown from way across town
Gets full of corn and starts
Bringing them down
And at the break of day
You can hear old Hanna say

Gimme me a pig foot and a bottle of beer
Send me a gate I don’t care
I feel just like I want to clown
Give the piano player a drink
Because he’s bringing me down

He’s got rhythm yeah, when he stomps his feet
He sends me right off to sleep
Cheek all your razors and your guns
We’re gonna be arrested when the wagon comes

Gimme a pig foot and a bottle of beer
Send me cause I don’t care
I want a pig foot and a bottle of gin
Send me Daddy move right in

I feel just like I want to shout
Give the piano player a drink
Because he’s knocking me out
He’s got rhythm when he stomps his feet
He moves me right off to sleep

Check all your razors and your guns
Do the Hucklebuck until the rising sun
Gimme a pig foot and a bottle of gin
Move me, ’cause I’m in my sin
Gimme a pig foot and a bottle of beer

Notes

NC


73. Girls Were Made to Take Care of Boys

Ralph Blane

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1948 MT 197 Complete on Decca v.2 5 3’11”

(lyrics sung by The Stardusters choir)

(Girls were made to take care of boys
To be kind and beautiful)

Girls were made to take care of boys
Made to share their sorrows
Made to share their joys
Made to help and guide them
With ever a patient hand
Made to give affection
In the right direction
(Always understand)

Now boys may think they take care of girls
Just because they pass on their fashions and their curls
But I’ve always found
It’s just the other way around
(Other way around)
If you need the girl
And declare you do
(Tell her that you need her)

She’ll be therel
To take care of you
(She’ll be there)
(Now boys may think they take care of girls,
Just because they’re clever
with their fashions and their curls)

But I’ve always found
It’s just the other way around
(And if you need the girl)
And declare you do
She’ll be there
(She’ll be there)
To take care of you
(You)

Notes

NC


74. Glad To Be Unhappy (1936)

Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 MT 315 Lady In Satin 10 4’07”

Look at yourself
If you had a sense of humor
You would laugh to beat the band

Look at yourself
Do you still believe the rumor
That romance is simply grand

Since you took it
On the chin
You have lost that
Toothpaste grin

My mental state is all a jumble
I sit around and sadly mumble

Fools rush in so here I am
Very glad to be unhappy
I can’t win but here I am
More than glad to be unhappy

Unrequited love’s a bore
And I’ve got it pretty bad
But for someone you adore
It’s a pleasure to be sad

Like a straying baby lamb
With no mammy and no pappy
I’m so unhappy
But oh, so glad

(bridge)

Unrequited love’s a bore
And I’ve got it pretty bad
But for someone you adore
It’s a pleasure to be sad

Like a straying baby lamb
With no mammy and no pappy
I’m so unhappy
But oh, so glad

Notes

From the show On Your Toes with Doris Carson and David Morris. It was adapeted to a film in 1939. On Your Toes marked the first time a Broadway musical made dramatic use of classical dance and incorporated jazz into its score (wikipedia).

On Your Toes

Youtube Logo Listen to the original version by Doris Carson.


75. Gloomy Sunday (1936)

Lyrics by Laszlo Javor (version Sam M. Lewis)

Music by Rezso Seress

follows 3 versions of the song

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1941 MT 155 Complete in Columbia v.7 10 3’11”

Sunday is gloomy my hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will never awaken you
Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thought of ever returning you
Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided to end it all
Soon there’ll be candles and prayers that are sad I know
But let them not weep let them know that I’m glad to go
Death is no dream for in death I’m caressing you
With the last breath of my soul I’ll be blessing you

Gloomy Sunday

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep in the deep of my heart dear
Darling I hope that my dream never haunted you
My heart is telling you how much I wanted you

Gloomy Sunday

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1941 AT 155a Complete Alternate v.3 18 3’12”

Sunday is gloomy my hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will never awaken you
Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thought of ever returning you
Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided to end it all
Soon there’ll be candles and prayers that are sad I know
(But) Let them not weep let them know that I’m glad to go
Death is no dream for in death I’m caressing you
With the last breath of my soul I’ll be blessing you

Gloomy Sunday

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep in the deep of my heart dear
Darling I hope that my dream never haunted you
My heart is telling you how much I wanted you

Gloomy Sunday

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1941 AT 155b Complete in Columbia v.10 16 3’08”

Sunday is gloomy my hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will never awaken you
Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thought of ever returning you
Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided to end it all
Soon there’ll be candles and prayers that are sad I know
(But) Let them not weep let them know that I’m glad to go
Death is no dream for in death I’m caressing you
With the last breath of my soul I’ll be blessing you

Gloomy Sunday

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep in the deep of my heart dear
Darling I hope that my dream never haunted you
My heart is telling you how much I wanted you

Gloomy Sunday

 

Notes

I thank Jerry Meyer from NY for his comments on the lyrics above. (I don’t really like this song).

Gloomy Sunday is a song composed by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress and published in 1933, as “Vége a világnak” (“End of the world”). It was first recorded in English by Hal Kemp in 1936, with lyrics by Sam M. Lewis. It became well known throughout much of the English-speaking world after the release of a version by Billie Holiday in 1941 (Wikipedia).


76. God Bless The Child (1941)

lyrics and music: Billie Holiday & Arthur Herzog Jr.

follows 10 versions of this song

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1941 MT 149 Complete in Columbia v.7 4 2’57”

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 and 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

(short bridge)

Mama may have Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own

He just don’t worry ’bout nothing
‘Cause he’s got his own

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1941 AT 149a Complete in Columbia v.10 11 2’43”

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 and 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

(short bridge)

Mama may have Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own

He just don’t worry ’bout nothing
‘Cause he’s got his own

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1941 AT 149b Complete in Columbia v.10 12 2’31”

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 and 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

(studio talks – take is incomplete)

 

4th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1950 MT 213 Complete in Decca v.2 23 3’08”

(part of lyrics by The Gordon Jenkins Singer Chorus)
(Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own)

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 and 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

(Choir)
(God bless the child
The child that’s got his own)

 

5th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1950 LR 69 Perfect Complete Collection v.4 2 2’35”

Them that’s got shall have
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
But when you’re gone and 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

 

6th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1953 LR 106 Perfect Complete Collection v.5 8 2’30”

NA

7th version
rec date
type # discography tk rec time
1954 LR 130 Perfect Complete Collection v.7 12 2’37”

NA

8th version
rec date type # discography tk rec time
1956 MT 278 Complete on Verve v.7 6 3’58”

Them that’s got shall have
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
They’re crowding round your door
But when you’re gone and 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

Money you’ve got lots of friends
They’re crowding round your door
But when you’re gone and 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

He just don’t worry ’bout nothing
‘Cause he’s got his own
Yes he’s got his own

 

9th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1956 LR 155 Perfet Complete Collection v.9 16 2’51”

(Billie introduces the song:
“Thank you very much Ladies and Gentlemen
and now I would like trying do for you a little tune
that I wrote, its title is God Bless the Child”)

 

Them that’s got shall have
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 your door
When you’re gone and 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
He just don’t worry ’bout nothing
‘Cause he’s got his own

(applauses)

 

10th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 LR 210 Private Recording 3’25”

(Billie introduces the song:
thank you very much Ladies and Gentlemen
now I’d like to try do for you a tune of mine,
titled God Bless the Child, hope you like it)

 

Them that’s got shall have
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 your door
But when you’re gone and 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
He just don’t worry ’bout nothing
‘Cause he’s got his own

(applauses)

 

(Gerry Mulligan arrives and Billie comments: “why it took so long for you guys to get out here? I wait and wait…”)

 

Notes

Probably the most classic song composed by Billie Holiday, another partnership with Herzog. Note she introduces personally the song a couple of times.The best version in my opinion is MT 278 (1956) (N/A).

The video below is a scene of a musical movie short featuring Count Basie, Billie Holiday and Sugar Chile Robinson, shot at the Universal Studios in Hollywoodin 1950 (LR69). You may see the band: Clark Terry (t) Buddy DeFranco (cl) Wardell Gray (ts) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d) Billie Holiday (v). (N/A)

Youtube Logo God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday)


77. Gone With The Wind (1937)

lyrics by Herb Magidson
music by Allie Wrubel

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1955 MT 261 Complete on Verve v.5 11 3’23”

Gone with the wind
Just like a leaf that has blown away
Gone with the wind
My romance has flown away

Yesterday’s kisses are still on my lips
I had a lifetime of Heaven
At my fingertips
But now all is gone
Gone in the rapture that thrilled my heart
Gone with the wind
The gladness that filled my heart
Just like a flame
Love burned brightly, then became
An empty smoke dream that has gone
Gone with the wind

Now all is gone
Gone in the rapture that thrilled my heart
Gone with the wind
The gladness that filled my heart
Just like a flame
Love burned brightly, then became
An empty smoke dream that has gone
Gone with the wind

Notes

Despite the name, it has no connection with the famous movie with same title (1939).


78. Good Morning Heartache (1946)

Lyrics and Music by

Ervin Drake & Dan Fisher & Irene Higginbotham

follows 5 versions of this song

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1946 MT 184 Complete on Decca v.1 11 3’05”

Good morning heartache
You old gloomy sight
Good morning heartache
Thought we said goodbye last night
I turned and tossed until it seems you have gone
But here you are with the dawn
Wish I forget you but you’re here to stay
It seems I met you
When my love went away
Now everyday I start by saying to you
Good morning heartache what’s new

Stop haunting me now
Can’t shake you nohow
Just leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight through Sunday blues
Good morning heartache here we go again
Good morning heartache
You’re the one
Who knew me when
Might as well get used to you hanging around
Good morning heartache
Sit down

(bridge)

Stop haunting me now
Can’t shake you nohow
Just leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight through Sunday blues
Good morning heartache
Here we go again
Good morning heartache
You’re the one
Who knew me when
Might as well get use to you hanging around
Good morning heartache
Sit down

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1949 LR 57 Perfect Complete Collection v.3 10 3’54”

Good morning heartache
You old gloomy sight
Good morning heartache
Thought we said goodbye last night
I turned and tossed until it seems you have gone
But here you are with the dawn
Wish I forget you but you’re here to stay
It seems I met you
When my love went away
Now everyday I start by saying to you
Good morning heartache what’s new

Stop haunting me now
Can’t shake you nohow
Just leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight through Sunday blues
Good morning heartache here we go again
Good morning heartache
You’re the one who knew me when
Might as well get used to you hanging around
Good morning heartache
Sit down

Stop haunting me now
Can’t shake you nohow
Just leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight through Sunday blues
Good morning heartache
Here we go again
Good morning heartache
You’re the one
Who knew me when
Might as well get use to you hanging around
Good morning heartache
Sit down

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1956 MT 279 Complete on Verve vol.7 7 3’29”

Good morning heartache
You old gloomy sight
Good morning heartache
Thought we said goodbye last night
I turned and tossed until it seems you have gone
But here you are with the dawn

Wish I forget you but you’re here to stay
It seems I met you
When my love went away
Now everyday I start by saying to you
Good morning heartache
What’s new

Stop haunting me now
Can’t shake you nohow
Just leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight through Sunday blues

Good morning heartache here we go again
Good morning heartache
You’re the one who knew me when
Might as well get used to you hanging around
Good morning heartache
Sit down

(bridge)

Stop haunting me now
Can’t chase you nohow
Just leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight through Sunday blues

Good morning heartache here we go again
Good morning heartache
You’re the one who knew me when
Might as well get use to you hanging around
Good morning heartache
Sit down

 

4th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1957 LR 178 Lady Day Live 14 1’54”

(…)

Wish I forget you but you’re here to stay
It seems I met you
When my love went away
Now everyday I start by saying to you
Good morning heartache
What’s new

Stop haunting me now
Can’t shake you nohow
Just leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight through Sunday blues

Good morning heartache here we go again
Good morning heartache
You’re the one who knew me when
Might as well get used to you hanging around
Good morning heartache
Good morning heartache
Sit down

(applauses and thanks by the MC)

Stop haunting me now
Can’t chase you nohow
Just leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight through Sunday blues

Good morning heartache here we go again
Good morning heartache
You’re the one who knew me when
Might as well get use to you hanging around
Good morning heartache
Sit down

 

5th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 LR 212 Private Recording 3’54”

Good morning heartache
You old gloomy sight
Good morning heartache
Thought we said goodbye last night
I turned and tossed until it seems you have gone
But here you are with the dawn

Wish I forget you but you’re here to stay
It seems I met you
When my love went away
Now everyday I start by saying to you
Good morning heartache
What’s new

Stop haunting me now
Can’t shake you nohow
Just leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight through Sunday blues

Good morning heartache here we go again
Good morning heartache
You’re the one who knew me when
Might as well get used to you hanging around
Good morning heartache
Sit down

Stop haunting me now
Can’t chase you nohow
Just leave me alone
I’ve got those Monday blues
Straight through Sunday blues

(we can hear a large airplane flying over)

Good morning heartache here we go again
Good morning heartache
You’re the one who knew me when
Might as well get use to you hanging around
Good morning heartache,
Good morning heartache,
Sit down

 

Notes

I personally consider MT 184 from Decca (1946) the best version.

 


79. Guess Who

Lyrics by Arthur Freed

Music by Burton Lane

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1936 MT 21 Complete on Columbia v.1 21 3’08”

Somebody thrills to the skies
When she looks in your eyes
Guess who?
Guess who?

Somebody longs to be part
Of the song in your heart
Guess who?
Guess who?

Whose heart is sure to melt like butter
The moment that you utter
I do, I do

Oh it’s as plain as can be
That the someone is me
So you don’t have to
Guess who

Notes

NC


80. Guilty (1931)

lyrics by Gus Kahn

music by Harry Akst & Richard A. Whiting

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1946 MT 191 Complete on Decca v.1 24 3’11”

Is it a sin is it a crime
Loving you dear like I do
If it’s a crime then I’m guilty
Guilty of loving you
Maybe I’m wrong dreaming of you
Dreaming the lonely night through
If it’s a crime then I’m guilty
Guilty of dreaming of you

What can I do?
What can I say?
After I’ve taken the blame
You say you’re through
You’ll go your way
But I’ll always feel just the same
Maybe I’m right maybe I’m wrong
Loving you dear like I do
If it’s a crime then I’m guilty
Guilty of loving you

(small bridge)

What can I do?
What can I say?
After I’ve taken the blame
You say you’re through
You’ll go your way
But I’ll always feel just the same
Maybe I’m right maybe I’m wrong
Loving you dear like I do
If it’s a crime then I’m guilty
Guilty of loving you

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1946 AT 191a Complete on Decca v.1 22 2’50”

Is it a sin is it a crime
Loving you dear like I do
If it’s a crime then I’m guilty
Guilty of loving you
Maybe I’m wrong dreaming of you
Dreaming the lonely night through
If it’s a crime then I’m guilty
Guilty of dreaming of you

What can I do?
What can I say?
After I’ve taken the blame
You say you’re through
You’ll go your way
But I’ll always feel just the same
Maybe I’m right maybe I’m wrong
Loving you dear like I do
If it’s a crime then I’m guilty
Guilty of loving you

(small bridge)

What can I do?
What can I say?
After I’ve taken the blame
You say you’re through
You’ll go your way
But I’ll always feel just the same
Maybe I’m right maybe I’m wrong
Loving you dear like I do
If it’s a crime then I’m guilty
Guilty of loving you

 

Notes

First to sing was Ruth Etting.

 

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