Songs T

INDEX OF SONGS & LYRICS “T”
Tell Me More and More, and Then Some
Tenderly 2 versions
That Old Devil Called Love 3 versions
That’s All I Ask of You 2 versions
That’s Life I Guess 2 versions
The Blues Are Brewin’ 2 versions
The End Of A Love Affair 2 versions
The Man I Love 4 versions
The Mood That I’m In
The Moon Looks Down and Laughs 2 versions
The Nearness of You
The Very Thought of You 2 versions
The Way You Look Tonight 2 versions
Them There Eyes 12 versions
There Is No Greater Love 3 versions
There’ll Be Some Changes Made
These Foolish Things 2 versions
These ‘n’ That ‘n’ Those
They Can’t Take That Away from Me 4 versions
They Say 2 versions
Things Are Looking Up
This Is Heaven to Me
This Year’s Kisses
Time on My Hands
Too Marvelous For Words 3 versions
Trav’lin’ All Alone
Trav’lin’ Light 6 versions
Twenty-Four Hours a Day

 

 

230. Tell Me More And More (And Then Some)

Billie Holiday

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1940 MT 134 Complete in Columbia v.6 14 3’08”

Tell me more and more and then some
You know what I long to hear
I want more and more and then some
Of that I Love You Only Dear

Tell me more and more and then some
The way that you feel and then
When you’ve told that old sweet story
And you’re through, start right in again
I’ve made that old mistake
Know the awful ache
Of a heart that’s double crossed
The waitin’s been so long
It’s hard to be believing
If I’ve missed my guess, happiness is lost

Tell me more and more and then some
You know how I love that stuff
Whisper on from now ’til Doomsday
But I never will hear enough

(bridge)

I’ve made that old mistake
Know the awful ache
Of a heart that’s double crossed
The waitin’s been so long
It’s hard to be believing
If miss my guess happiness is lost

Tell me more and more and then some
You know how that I love that stuff
Whisper on from now ’til Doomsday
But I never will hear enough

 

Notes

NC

 


231. Tenderly (1946)

Lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Music by Walter Gross

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1952 MT 230 Complete on Verve v.2 4 3’23”

The evening breeze
Caressed the trees,
Tenderly
The trembling trees
Embraced 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

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

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1952 LR 98 Perfect Complete Collection v.5 6 2’53”

 

(The Amateur Hour intro)

BH: “Well, I’m gonna try do the recording made for Norman Granz, Mercury. Tenderly”)

 

The evening breeze
Caressed the trees
Tenderly
The shimmering trees
Embraced the breeze
Tenderly
Then you and I
Came wandering by
Lost in a sigh
Were we

I can’t forget
How two hearts met
Tenderly
The sky was kissed
By sea and mist
Breathlessly

Your arms opened wide
And closed me inside
You took my lips
You took my love
So tenderly

Notes

Sarah Vaughan recorded the song in 1946 and had a US pop hit with it. Since then, “Tenderly” has been recorded by many artists, but perhaps the best-known version was by Rosemary Clooney. (Wikipedia).

Billie’s rendering in MT 230 (1952) is also superb.


232. That Old Devil Called Love

Allan Roberts & Doris Fisher

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1944 MT 177 Complete on Decca v.1 4 2’52”

It’s that old devil called love again
Gets behind me and keeps giving me the shove again
Putting rain in my eyes, tears in my dreams
And rocks in my heart

It’s that sly old son of a gun again
He keeps telling me that I’m the lucky one again
But I still have that rain still have those tears
And those rocks in my heart

Suppose I didn’t stay ran away wouldn’t play
That devil – what a potion he would brew
He’d follow me around build me up, tear me down
Till I’d be so bewildered I wouldn’t know what to do

Might as well give up the fight again
I know darn well he’ll convince me that he’s right again
When he sings that siren song I just gotta tag along
With that old devil called love

He’d follow me around build me up, tear me down
Till I’d be so bewildered I wouldn’t know what to do

Might as well give up the fight again
I know darn well he’ll convince me that he’s right again
When he sings that siren song I just gotta tag along
With that old devil called love
With that old devil called love

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1944 AT 177a Private Recording 2’56”

It’s that old devil called love again
Gets behind me and keeps giving me the shove again
Putting rain in my eyes, tears in my dreams
And rocks in my heart

It’s that sly old son of a gun again
He keeps telling me that I’m the lucky one again
But I still have that rain still have those tears
And those rocks in my heart

Suppose I didn’t stay ran away wouldn’t play
That devil – what a potion he would brew
He’d follow me around build me up, tear me down
Till I’d be so bewildered I wouldn’t know what to do

Might as well give up the fight again
I know darn well he’ll convince me that he’s right again
When he sings that siren song I just gotta tag along
With that old devil called love

He’d follow me around build me up, tear me down
Till I’d be so bewildered I wouldn’t know what to do

Might as well give up the fight again
I know darn well he’ll convince me that he’s right again
When he sings that siren song I just gotta tag along
With that old devil called love
With that old devil called love

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1949 LR 48 Perfect Complete Collection v.3 1 2’13”

(intro – sound is awful)

It’s that old devil called love again
Gets behind me and keeps giving me the shove again
Putting rain in my eyes, tears in my dreams
Rocks in my heart

It’s that sly old son of a gun again
He keeps telling me that I’m the lucky one again
But I still have that rain still I have those tears
And those rocks in my heart

Suppose I wouldn’t stay wouldn’t play and run away
That devil – what a potion he would brew
He’d follow me around build me up, tear me down
Till I’d be so bewildered I wouldn’t know what to do

Might as well give up the fight again
I know darn well he’ll convince me that he’s right again
When he sings those siren songs I just gotta tag along
With that old devil called love

Notes

NC

 


233. That’s All I Ask Of You

R.E. Pope

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 MT 106 Complete on Columbia v.5 11 2’55”

You’ve heard my story before
I’ve often told it you know
Well it’s just the same
A dream that’s been in vain

Someone to miss when I’m away
Someone to kiss at close of day
A heart that’s new
With a love that’s true
That’s all I ask of you

Someone to care when things look blue
A love to share my whole life through
We’re side by side
Just a groom and a bride
That’s all I ask of you

Now most of my plans have crumbled and faded
May this one come true
I’ll make a start
I’ll give you my heart
The rest is up to you

So give your love
In one sweet kiss
I ask no more of you than this
Be sweet and kind
Say that you’ll be mine
That’s all I ask of you

(bridge)

Now most of my plans have crumbled and faded
May this one come true
I’ll make a start
I’ll give you my heart
The rest is up to you

So give your love
In one sweet kiss
I ask no more of you than this
Be sweet and kind
Say that you’ll be mine
That’s all I ask of you

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 AT 106a Complete on Columbia v.9 9 2’54”

You’ve heard my story before
I’ve often told it you know
Well it’s just the same
A dream that’s been in vain

Someone to miss when I’m away
Someone to kiss at close of day
A heart that’s new
With a love that’s true
That’s all I ask of you

Someone to care when things look blue
A love to share my whole life through
We’re side by side
Just a groom and a bride
That’s all I ask of you

Now most of my plans have crumbled and faded
May this one come true
I’ll make a start
I’ll give you my heart
The rest is up to you

So give your love
In one sweet kiss
I ask no more of you than this
Be sweet and kind
Say that you’ll be mine
That’s all I ask of you

(bridge)

Now most of my plans have crumbled and faded
May this one come true
I’ll make a start
I’ll give you my heart
The rest is up to you

So give your love
In one sweet kiss
I ask no more of you than this
Be sweet and kind
Say that you’ll be mine
That’s all I ask of you

Notes

NC

 


234. That’s Life I Guess

Peter DeRose & Lewis

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1936 MT 35 Complete on Columbia v.2 10 3’02”

Sometimes I wonder
What’s in store for me
Your love could open
Heaven’s door to me
But you don’t care a straw for me
That’s life I guess

My days and nights
Are starting off with you
My sugar kisses taste like salt to you
But why should I find fault with you
That’s life I guess.

The world was bright when you loved me
Sweet was the touch of your lips
The world went dark when you left me
And then there came a total eclipse

Nobody knows how cruel fate can be
How close together love and hate can be
Goodbye just clean the slate for me
That’s life I guess

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1936 AT 35a Complete on Columbia v.7 20 3’21”

Sometimes I wonder
What’s in store for me
Your love could open
Heaven’s door to me
But you don’t care a straw for me
That’s life I guess

My days and nights
Are starting off with you
My sugar kisses taste like salt to you
But why should I find fault with you
That’s life I guess.

The world was bright when you loved me
Sweet was the touch of your lips
The world went dark when you left me
And then there came a total eclipse

Nobody knows how cruel fate can be
How close together love and hate can be
Goodbye just clean the slate for me
That’s life I guess

Notes

NC

 


235. The Blues Are Brewin’

Lyrics by Eddie DeLange

Music by Louis Alter

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1946 LR 37 Perfect Complete Collection v.2 8 3’45”

When the moon’s kind of dreamy
Starry eyed and dreamy
And nights are luscious and long
If you’re kind of lonely
And all by your only
Then nothin’ but the blues are brewin’
The blues are brewin’

When the wind through the willow
Blows across your pillow
And tells you sleepin’ is wrong
If love goes a thirsting
Till you feel like bursting
Then nothing but the blues are brewin’
The blues are brewin’

Suppose you want somebody
But you ain’t got nobody
You only get a gleam in your eye
Till somebody’s found you
And puts their lovin’ arms around you
You got the feelin’ you want to die

But when the Lord up above you
Sends someone to love you
The blues are something you loose
You’re so busy doing
The things that you’re doing
That love ain’t got no time
For brewin’ the blues

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1946 MT 190 Complete on Decca v.1 21 3’00”

When the moon’s kind of dreamy
Starry eyed and dreamy
And nights are luscious and long
If you’re kind of lonely
And all by your only
Then nothin’ but the blues are brewin’
The blues are brewin’

When the wind through the willow
Blows across your pillow
And tells you sleepin’ is wrong
If love goes a thirsting
Till you feel like bursting
Then nothing but the blues are brewin’
The blues are brewin’

Suppose you want somebody
But you ain’t got nobody
You only get a gleam in your eyes
Till somebody’s found you
And puts their lovin’ arms around you
You got the feelin’ you want to die

But when the Lord up above you
Sends someone to love you
The blues are something you loose
You’re so busy doing
The things that you’re doing
That love ain’t got no time
For brewin’ the blues

(bridge)

But when the Lord up above you
Sends someone to love you
The blues are something you loose
You’re so busy doing
The things that you’re doing
That love ain’t got no time
For brewin’ the blues
The blues

 

Notes

One of the rare Billie Holiday videos. Here she appears with Louis Armstrong  in the film “new Orleans” shoot in 1946 in Hollywood. Don’t miss it, she looks fine! For more details, see LR 37 in the menu “The Live Sessions”  (N/A)

Youtube Logo Billie Holiday

 


236. The End Of A Love Affair (1950)

Lyrics and music Edward C. Redding

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 MT 314 Lady In Satin 12 4’52”

So I walk a little too fast
And I drive a little too fast
And I’m reckless it’s true
But what else can you do
At the end of a love affair

So I talk a little too much
And I laugh a little too much
And my voice is too loud
When I’m out in a crowd
So that people are apt to stare

Do they know do they care
That it’s only
That I’m lonely
And low as can be
And the smile on my face
Isn’t really a smile at all

So I smoke a little too much
And I joke a little too much
And the tunes I request
Are not always the best
But the ones
Where the trumpets blare

So I go at a maddening pace
And I pretend
That it’s taking his place
But what else can you do
At the end of a love affair

(bridge)

Do they know do they care
That it’s only
That I’m lonely
And low as can be
And the smile on my face
Isn’t really a smile at all

So I smoke a little too much
And I joke a little too much
And the tunes I request
Are not always the best
But the ones
Where the trumpets blare

So I go at a maddening pace
And I pretend
That it’s taking his place
But what else can you do
At the end of a love affair

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 AT 314a Lady In Satin 16 4’46”

[stereo]

So I walk a little too fast
And I drive a little too fast
And I’m reckless it’s true
But what else can you do
At the end of a love affair

So I talk a little too much
And I laugh a little too much
And my voice is too loud
When I’m out in a crowd
So that people are apt to stare

Do they know do they care
That it’s only
That I’m lonely
And low as can be
And the smile on my face
Isn’t really a smile at all

So I smoke a little too much
And I joke a little too much
And the tunes I request
Are not always the best
But the ones
Where the trumpets blare

So I go at a maddening pace
And I pretend
That it’s taking his place
But what else can you do
At the end of a love affair

(bridge)

Do they know do they care
That it’s only
That I’m lonely
And low as can be
And the smile on my face
Isn’t really a smile at all

So I smoke a little too much
And I joke a little too much
And the tunes I request
Are not always the best
But the ones
Where the trumpets blare

So I go at a maddening pace
And I pretend
That it’s taking his place
But what else can you do
At the end of a love affair

Notes

NC


237. The Man I Love (1924)

lyrics by Ira Gershwin

music by George Gershwin

follows 4 versions of this song

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 MT 126 Complete in Columbia v.6 6 3’04”

Someday he’ll come along
The man I love
And he’ll be big and strong
The man I love
And when he comes my way
I’ll do my best to make him stay

He’ll look at me and smile
I’ll understand
Then in a little while
He’ll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won’t say a word

Maybe I shall meet him Sunday
Maybe Monday maybe not
Still I’m sure to meet him one day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

He’ll build a little home
That’s meant for two
From which I’ll never roam
Who would, would you
And so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love

(bridge)

Maybe I shall meet him Sunday
Maybe Monday maybe not
Still I’m sure to meet him one day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

He’ll build a little home
Just meant for two
From which I’ll never roam
Who would, would you
And so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1940 LR 8 Perfect Complete Collection v.1 8 2’39”

Someday he’ll come along
The man I love
And he’ll be big and strong
The man I love
And when he comes my way
I’ll do my best to make him stay

He’ll look at me and smile
I’ll understand
Then in a little while
He’ll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won’t say a word

Maybe he’ll come Sunday, one day
Maybe Monday maybe not
Still I’m sure he’ll come some day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

He’ll build a little home
That’s meant for two
From which I’ll never roam
Who would, would you
And so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love

(bridge)

Maybe he’ll come Sunday, one day
Maybe Monday maybe not
Still I’m sure he’ll come some day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

He’ll build a little home
Just meant for two
From which I’ll never roam
Who would, would you
And so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1946 LR 30 Complete on Verve v.1 6 3’04”

Someday you come along
The man I love
And he’ll be big and strong
The man I love
And when he comes my way
I’ll do my best to make him stay

He’ll look at me and smile
I’ll understand
Then in a little while
He’ll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won’t say a word

Maybe he’ll come Sunday one day
Maybe Monday maybe not
Still I’m sure that he’ll come some day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

He’ll build a little home
That’s meant for two
From which I’ll never roam
Who would, would you
And so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love

Maybe he’ll come Sunday one day
Maybe Monday maybe not
Still I’m sure that he’ll come some day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

He’ll build a little home
That’s meant for two
From which I’ll never roam
Who would, would you
And so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love

 

4th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1947 LR 40 Perfect Complete Collection vol.2 11 2’38”

Someday you come along
The man I love
And he’ll be big and strong
The man I love
Then he comes my way
I’ll do my best to make him stay

He’ll look at me and smile
I’ll understand
Then in a little while
He’ll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won’t say a word

Maybe he’ll come Sunday one day
Maybe Monday maybe not
Still I’m sure that he’ll come some day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

He’ll build a little home
That’s meant for two
From which I’ll never roam
Who would, would you
And so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love

 

Notes

Originally part of the 1924 score for the Gershwin government satire Lady, Be Good as “The Girl I Love”, the song was deleted from the show. As with many standards of the era, it has become more famous as an independent popular song than as one from a Broadway musical. (Wikipedia)

Youtube Logo Let´s hear it with Ella Fitzgerald

 


238. The Mood That I’m In

Abner Silver & Al Sherman

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1937 MT 45 Complete on Columbia v.2 20 2’58”

Never dared to have your arms around me
Not that I considered it a sin
But tonight I want your arms around me
It’s the mood that I’m in

Can it be the music that they’re playin’
Or the magic of the violin
That intrigues my heart to obeyin’
It’s the mood that I’m in

Maybe it’s the cocktail that I’m sippin’
That helps to put me in this frame of mine
Maybe it’s because of you I’m sleepin’
Tonight I’m so romantically inclined

So speak to me of love in words so tender
Let the rhapsody of life begin
I could give my heart in sweet surrender
It’s the mood that I’m in

Notes

NC

 


239. The Moon Looks Down And Laughs

Bert Kalmar & Sid Silvers & Harry Ruby

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 MT 84 Complete on Columbia v.4 14 2’54”

The moon looks down and laughs
And says I told you so
Why did I let you go away

I was so sure you loved me madly
And when I wanted you
You’d gladly come back to me

I never realized the day we said goodbye
How very sorry I would be
And every night when I walk
Up and down this lonesome town
The moon looks down and laughs at me

(bridge)

I never realized the day we said goodbye
How very sorry I would be
And every night when I walk
Up and down this lonesome town
The moon looks down and laughs at me

The moon looks down and laughs at me

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 AT 84a Complete on Columbia v.8 14 2’50”

The moon looks down and laughs
And says I told you so
Why did I let you go away

I was so sure you loved me madly
And when I wanted you
You’d gladly come back to me

I never realized the day we said goodbye
How very sorry I would be
And every night when I walk
Up and down this lonesome town
The moon looks down and laughs at me

(bridge)

I never realized the day we said goodbye
How very sorry I would be
And every night when I walk
Up and down this lonesome town
The moon looks down and laughs at me

The moon looks down and laughs at me

 

Notes

NC

 


240. The Nearness Of You (1940)

lyrics by Ned Washington
music by Hoagy Carmichael

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1955 REH Complete on Verve v.4 36

[rehearsal]

 

Just song fragments.

Notes

NC

 


241. The Very Thought Of You (1934)

lyrics and music by Ray Noble

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 MT 92 Complete on Columbia v.4 21 2’44”

The very thought of you
And I forget to do
Those little ordinary things
That everyone ought to do
I’m livin’ in a kind of a daydream
I’m happy as a queen
And foolish though it may seem
To me that’s everything

The mere idea of you
The longing here for you
You’ll never know
How slow the moments go
Till I’m near to you
I see your face in every flower
Your eyes in stars above
It’s just the thought of you
The very thought of you my love

(bridge)

I see your face in every flower
Your eyes in stars above
It’s just the thought of you
The very thought of you my love

 

Notes

The Very Thought of You” is a pop standard published in 1934, with music and lyrics by Sid Ascher, written for his wife. Sid sold the rights to the song to Ray Noble for $100. There was a popular version recorded that same year by Bing Crosby, listen Youtube Logo


242. The Way You Look Tonight (1936)

lyrics by Dorothy Fields

music by Jerome Kern

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1936 MT 32 Complete on Columbia v.2 7 3’00”

Someday when I’m awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow
Just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

Oh but you’re lovely
With your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me
But to love you
Just the way you look tonight

With each word
Your tenderness grows
Tearing my fear apart
And that laugh
That wrinkles your nose
Touches my foolish heart

Lovely never never change
Keep that breathless charm
Won’t you please arrange it
Cause I love you
Just the way you look tonight

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1936 AT 32a Complete on Columbia v.7 17 3’04”

Someday when I’m awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow
Just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

Oh but you’re lovely
With your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me
But to love you
Just the way you look tonight

With each word
Your tenderness grows
Tearing my fear apart
And that laugh
That wrinkles your nose
Touches my foolish heart

Lovely never never change
Keep that breathless charm
Won’t you please arrange it
Cause I love you
Just the way you look tonight

Notes

The Way You Look Tonight” is a song featured in the film Swing Time, originally performed by Fred Astaire. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936. The song was sung to Ginger Rogers as Penelope “Penny” Carroll by Astaire’s character of John “Lucky” Garnett while Penny was busy washing her hair in an adjacent room, and feeling anything but beautiful at the time. (Wikipedia)

Swing-Time-1935 Youtube Logo Fred Astaire


243. Them There Eyes (1930)

Music by Maceo Pinkard & William Tracey

Lyrics by Doris Tauber

follows 12 versions of this song

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 MT 123 Complete in Columbia v.6 3 2’48”

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling
No stalling
Fallin’ in a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin’
You started something with
Them there eyes
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle
They bubble
Get you in a lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

(bridge)

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
You have a certain way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, yes falling
Fallin’ in a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin’
You started something with
Them there eyes
You better watch out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle
Bubble
Get you in a lot of trouble
Ah, Mister
Talkin’ about those eyes

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1949 LR 54 Perfect Complete Collection v.3 7 1’49”

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling
No stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin’
You started something with
Them there eyes
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle
They bubble
Get you in a lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
You have a certain way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin’
You started something
You better watch out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle
Bubble
Get you in a lot of trouble
Look out, mister
Talkin’ about those eyes

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1949 MT 203 Complete On Decca v.2 13 2’48”

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling
No stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin’
You started something with
Them there eyes
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle
They bubble
They gonna get you in a whole lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

(bridge)

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
You have a certain little cute way of flirting
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin’
You started something with
Them there eyes
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle
Bubble
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
I’m looking for the boy with the wishful eye
I fell in love with
Them there eyes

 

4th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1949 LR 64 Perfect Complete Collection v.3 16 1’32”

(very fast tempo)

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
And you have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling
No stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin’
You started something with
Them there eyes
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle
They bubble
They gonna get you in a whole lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin’
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle
Bubble
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
I’m looking for the boy with the wishful eye
I fell in love with
Them there eyes

 

5th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1951 LR 75 Perfect Complete Collection v.4 14 1’36”

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
And you have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling
No stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin’
You started something with
Them there eyes
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle
They bubble
They gonna get you in a whole lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin’
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle
Bubble
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
I’m looking for the boy with the wishful eye
I fell in love with
Them there eyes

 

6th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1953 LR 102 Perfect Complete Collection v.5 12 1’58”

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
And you have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle, they bubble
They gonna get you in a whole lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle
Bubble
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
I’m looking for the boy with the wishful eye
I fell in love with
Them there eyes

 

7th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1954 LR 113 Perfect Complete Collection v.7 4 1’46”

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
And you have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle, they bubble
They gonna get you in a whole lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Ah, they make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle
Bubble
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
I’m looking for the boy with the wishful eye
I fell in love with
Them there eyes

(applauses)

 

8th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1954 LR 121 Complete on Verve v.2 19 1’28”

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
And you have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle, they bubble
They gonna get you in a whole lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Ah, they make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle
Bubble
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
I’m looking for the boy with the wishful eye
I fell in love with
Them there eyes

(applauses)

 

9th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1954 LR 139 Perfect Complete Collection v.7 21 2’15”

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
And you have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle, they bubble
They gonna get you in a whole lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle
Bubble
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
I’m looking for the boy with the wishful eye
I fell in love with
Them there eyes

(applauses)

 

10th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1955 LR 142 Perfect Complete Collection v.7 24 1’51”

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
And you have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle, they bubble
They gonna get you in a whole lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Ah, You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Ah, They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle
Bubble
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
I’m looking for the boy with the wishful eye
I fell in love with
Them there eyes

(applauses)

 

11th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1956 LR 177 Perfect Complete Collection v.11 2 1’56”

(intro)

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
And you have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle, they bubble
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle,
Bubble,
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
I’m looking for the boy with the wishful eye
I fell in love with
Them there eyes

 

12th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 LR 213 Private Recording 2’12”

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
And you have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
I’m falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
They sparkle, they bubble
They got get you in a whole lot of trouble
Ah, baby
Them there eyes

I fell in love with you the first time I looked into
Them there eyes
You have a certain little cute way of flirting with
Them there eyes
They make me feel so happy
They make me feel so blue
Falling, no stalling
In a great big way for you

My heart is jumping
You started something
You better look out little brown eyes if you’re wise
Sparkle,
Bubble,
Get you in a whole lot of trouble
I’m looking for the boy with the wishful eye
I fell in love with
Them there eyes

(applauses)

Notes

One of the early recorded versions was done by Louis Armstrong in 1931. It was made famous by Billie Holiday who recorded her version in 1939 on Vocalion Records. (Wikipedia)

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244. There Is No Greater Love (1936)

music by Isham Jones

lyrics by Marty Symes

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1947 MT 193 Complete on Decca v.1 26 2’56”

There is no greater love
Than what I feel for you
No greater love no heart so true

There is no greater thrill
Than what you bring to me
No sweeter song
Than what you sing to me

You’re the sweetest thing
I have ever known
And to think that you are mine alone

There is no greater love
In all the world it’s true
No greater love
Than what I feel for you

You’re the sweetest thing
I have ever known
And to think that you are mine alone

There is no greater love
In all the world it’s true
No greater love
Than what I feel for you

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1947 AT 193a Private Recording 3’02”

There is no greater love
Than what I feel for you
No greater love no heart so true

There is no greater thrill
Than what you bring to me
No sweeter song
Than what you sing to me

You’re the sweetest thing
I have ever known
And to think that you are mine alone

There is no greater love
In all the world it’s true
No greater love
Than what I feel for you

You’re the sweetest thing
I have ever known
And to think that you are mine alone

There is no greater love
In all the world it’s true
No greater love
Than what I feel for you

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1947 LR 45 Complete on Verve v.1 15 2’34”

There is no greater love
Than what I feel for you
No greater love no heart so true

There is no sweeter song
Than what you sing to me
No greater love
Than what you bring to me

You’re the sweetest thing
I have ever known
And to think that you are mine alone

There is no greater love
In all the world it’s true
No greater love
Than what I feel for you

(long audience applauses)

 

Notes

There Is No Greater Love” is a 1936 jazz standard composed by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Marty Symes. It was the last hit song for Jones’s orchestra before the bandleader turned the orchestra over to Woody Herman, beginning the latter’s 50 year career as a bandleader. (Wikipedia)

 


245. There’ll Be Some Changes Made (1921)

lyrics by Billy Higgins

music by W. Benton Overstreet

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1959 MT 327 Complete on Verve v.10 22 2’52”

[stereo recording]

For there’s a change in the weather
There’s a change in the sea
From now on there’ll be in change in me
My walk will be different my talk and my name
Nothing about me is going to be the same

I’m going to change my way of living
If that ain’t enough
Then I’ll change the way that I strut my stuff
Nobody wants you when you’re old and gray
There’ll be some changes made – today
There’ll be some changes made

(bridge)

For there’s a change in the fashions
Ask just feminine folks
Even Sinatra has been changing his jokes
I must make some changes from the old to the new
I must do things just the same as others do

I’m going to change my long tall daddy for a little short fat
Going to change the number where I’m living at
I must have some loving or I’ll fade away
There’ll be some changes made – right away
There’ll be some changes made

 

Notes

NC

 

 


246. These Foolish Things (1936)

lyrics by Eric Maschwitz (aka Holt Marvell)
music by Jack Strachey & Harry Link
rec date type # discography tk rec time
1936 MT 19 Complete on Columbia v.1 19 3’16”

A cigarette that bears a lipstick’s traces
An airline ticket to romantic places
Still my heart has wings
These foolish things remind me of you

A tinkling piano in the next apartment
Those stumbling words
That told you what my heart meant
A fairground’s painted swings
These foolish things remind me of you.

You came you saw
You conquered me
When you did that to me
I knew somehow this had to be

The winds of March
That make my heart a dancer
A telephone that rings
But who’s to answer
Oh, how the ghost of you clings
These foolish things remind me of you

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1952 MT 224 Complete on Verve v.1 23 3’34”

A cigarette that bears a lipstick’s traces
An airline ticket to romantic places
And still my heart has wings
These foolish things remind me of you

A tinkling piano in the next apartment
Those stumbling words
That told you what my heart meant
A fairground’s painted swings
These foolish things remind me of you.

You came you saw
You conquered me
When you did that to me
I knew somehow this had to be

The winds of March
That make my heart a dancer
A telephone that rings
But who’s to answer
Oh, how the ghost of you clings
These foolish things remind me of you

How strange, how sweet
To find you still
These things are dear to me
They seem to bring you near to me
The scent of smoldering leaves
The wail of steamers
Two lovers on the street
Who walk like dreamers
Oh, how the ghost of you clings
These foolish things
Remind me of you

Notes

The lyrics works through the various things that remind the singer of a lost love. The lyrics were written by Maschwitz during the course of one Sunday morning at his flat in London. Within hours of crafting the lyrics, he dictated them over the phone to Jack Strachey and they arranged to meet the same evening to discuss the next step. Strachey suggested an alternative title, These Little Things, but this was not taken up. (Wikipedia)

 This is one of my favourite songs. Billie’s rendering in the 1952 version is unforgettable (N/A), listen: Youtube Logo

 


247. These ‘n’ That ‘n’ Those

Milton Pascal & Edgar Fairchild

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1935 MT 14 Complete on Columbia v.1 14 3’12”

These are nights below
And that’s the moon above
And those are eyes that say you’re mine
Why can’t we combine these ‘n’ that ‘n’ those
These are moments rare
And that’s the comfy chair
And those are lips that should be kissed
How can we resist these ‘n’ that ‘n’ those
Holding conversation is no recreation
And we have so much more to do
I’d be disrespectful
If I were neglectful
Of all that nature gave to you
These two hearts are bold
And that’s a hand to hold
And those two arms have room to spare
Where we both can share these ‘n’ that ‘n’ those

Notes

NC

 


248. They Can’t Take That Away From Me (1936)
lyrics by Ira Gershwin
music by George Gershwin
follows 4 versions of this song
rec date type # discography tk rec time
1937 MT 54 Complete on Columbia v.3 6 3’02”

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

(bridge)

We may never, never meet again
On that 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

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1937 AT 54a Complete on Columbia v.7 21 2’57”

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

(bridge)

We may never, never meet again
On that 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

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1937 LR 2 Complete on Columbia v.8 3 3’17”

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

(bridge)

We may never, never meet again
On that 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

 

4th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1957 MT 303 Complete on Verve v.9 17 4’10”

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

(bridge)

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

 

Notes

The song is performed by Astaire on the foggy deck of the ferry from New Jersey to Manhattan. It is sung to Ginger Rogers, who remains silent listening throughout. No dance sequence follows, which was unusual for the Astaire-Rogers numbers. Astaire and Rogers did dance to it later in their last movie The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) in which they played a married couple with marital issues. The song, in the context of Shall We Dance, notes some of the things that Peter (Astaire) will miss about Linda (Rogers). The basic meaning of the song is that even if the lovers part, though physically separated the memories cannot be forced from them. Thus it is a song of mixed joy and sadness. (Wikipedia)

The Barkleys of BroadwayYoutube Logo Fred Astaire


249. They Say

Edward Heyman & Paul Mann & Stephan Weiss

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 MT 101 Complete on Columbia v.5 6 3’10”

They say you have no lips
For a fool such as I
They say you just believe
In hello and goodbye
And they say that the one I admire
Isn’t even remotely concerned
And that I’ll go on playing with fire
Until I have learned
My heart has been burned

They say I shouldn’t dream
Of your face in the moon
They say all of my dreams will be
Nightmares too soon
Let them talk
Let them think what they want to
If it makes them feel happy that way
I know I’ll always love you
No matter what they say

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 AT 101a Complete on Columbia v.9 2 3’03”

They say you have no lips
For a fool such as I
They say you just believe
In hello and goodbye
And they say that the one I admire
Isn’t even remotely concerned
And that I’ll go on playing with fire
Until I have learned
My heart has been burned

They say I shouldn’t dream
Of your face in the moon
They say all of my dreams will be
Nightmares too soon
Let them talk
Let them think what they want to
If it makes them feel happy that way
I know I’ll always love you
No matter what they say

 

Notes

NC

 


250. Things Are Looking Up (1937)

lyrics by Ira Gershwin

music by George Gershwin

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1937 MT 72 Complete on Columbia v.4 2 3’19”

Things are looking up
I’ve been looking the landscape over
And it’s covered with four leaf clover
Oh things are looking up
Since love looked up at me

Bitter was my cup
But no more will I be the mourner
For I’ve certainly turned the corner
Oh things are looking up
Since love looked up at me

See the sunbeams
Every one beams
Just because of you
Love’s in session
And my depression
Is unmistakably through

Things are looking up
It’s a great little world we live in
Oh, I’m happy as a pup
Since love looked up at me

 

Notes

From the film A Damsel in Distress with Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine  (Picture below).

A-Damsel-in-Distress-1937  Joan_Fontaine-still

 Youtube Logo Fred Astaire

 


251. This Is Heaven To Me

Ernest Schweikert & Frank Reardon

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1950 MT 214 Complete on Decca v.2 24 2’49”

(The Gordon Jenkins Singer Chorus)

When I hear them say
There’s better living
Let them go their way
To that new living
I won’t ever stray
‘Cause this is heaven to me

 

Long as freedom grows
(Long as freedom grows)
I want to seek it if it’s yes or no
(If it’s yes or no)
It’s me who’ll speak it
‘Cause the lord, he knows
That this is heaven to me

 

If you’ve got your hands
And got your feet
To plow your land
And cut your wheat
You raise your head
When night is done
Shout your thanks up to the sun

 

So when I hear them say
(Go away, go away)
There’s better living Let them go their way
(Go away, go away)
To that new living
I won’t ever stray
‘Cause this is heaven to me

 

‘Cause this is heaven to me

Notes

NC

 


252.This Year’s Kisses (1937)

lyrics and music by Irving Berlin

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1937 MT 42 Complete on Columbia v.2 17 3’08”

This year’s crop of kisses
Don’t seem as sweet to me
This year’s crop just misses
What kisses used to be
This year’s new romance
Doesn’t seem to have a chance
Even helped by Mr. Moon above

This year’s crop of kisses is not for me
For I’m still wearin’ last year’s love

Notes

NC


253. Time On My Hands (1930)

lyrics by Harold Adamson & Mack Gordon

music by Vincent Youmans

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1940 MT 136 Complete in Columbia v.6 16 3’03”

Time on my hands you in my arms
Nothing but love in view
Then if you fall once and for all
I’ll see my dreams come true
Moments to spare
With someone you care for
One love affair for two
And so with time on my hands
And you in my arms
And love in my heart all for you

(bridge)

Moments to spare
With someone you care for
One love affair for two
And so with time on my hands
And you in my arms
And love in my heart all for you

 

Notes

From the musical Smiles.

 


254. Too Marvelous For Words (1937)

Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Richard A. Whiting

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1953 LR 100 Perfect Complete Collection v.5 10 2’13”

You’re just too marvelous
Too marvelous for words
Like glorious glamorous
And that old standby amorous

It’s all so wonderful
I’ll never find the words
That say enough tell enough
I mean just aren’t swell enough

You’re much too much
You’re just too very, very
To ever be in Webster’s Dictionary
And so I’m borrowing
A love song from the birds
To tell you that you’re marvelous
Too marvelous to words

You’re just too marvelous
Too marvelous for words
Like glorious glamorous
And that old standby amorous

It’s all so wonderful
I’ll never find the words
That say enough tell enough
I mean they just aren’t swell enough

You’re much too much
You’re just too very, very
To ever be in Webster’s Dictionary
And so I’m borrowing
A love song from the birds
To tell you that you’re marvelous
Too marvelous for words

Like glorious and glamorous
Too marvelous for words

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1953 MT 245 Complete on Verve v.3 7 2’11”

You’re just too marvelous
Too marvelous for words
Like glorious glamorous
And that old standby amorous

It’s all so wonderful
I’ll never find the words
That say enough tell enough
I mean just aren’t swell enough

You’re much too much
You’re just too very, very
To ever be in Webster’s Dictionary
And so I’m borrowing
A love song from the birds
To tell you that you’re marvelous
Too marvelous for words

You’re just too marvelous
Too marvelous for words
Like glorious glamorous
That old standby amorous

It’s all so wonderful
I’ll never find the words
That say enough tell enough
I mean they just aren’t swell enough

You’re much too much
You’re just too very, very
To ever be in Webster’s Dictionary
And so I’m borrowing
A love song from the birds
To tell you that you’re marvelous
Too marvelous for words

Like glorious and glamorous
Too marvelous for words

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1959 LR 228 Perfect Complete Collection v.12 19 2’27”

You’re just too marvelous
Too marvelous for words
Like glorious glamorous
And that old standby amorous

It’s all so wonderful
I’ll never find the words
That say enough tell enough
I mean they just aren’t swell enough

You’re much too much
Just too very, very
To ever be in Webster’s Dictionary
And so I’m borrowing
A love song from the birds
To tell you that you’re marvelous
Too marvelous for words

You’re just too marvelous
Too marvelous for words
Like glorious glamorous
That old standby amorous

It’s all so wonderful
I’ll never find the words
That say enough tell enough
I mean they just aren’t swell enough

You’re much too much
Just too very, very
To ever be in Webster’s Dictionary
And so I’m borrowing
A love song from the birds
To tell you that you’re marvelous
Too marvelous for words
Like glorious and glamorous
Too marvelous for words

(applauses)

Notes

From the film Ready, Willing and Able with Ross Alexander,Wini Shaw & Ruby Keeler.

Youtube Logo See the famous typewriter sequence

 


255. Trav’lin’ All Alone (1930)

lyrics and music by J. C. Johnson

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1937 MT 69 Complete on Columbia v.3 21 2’12”

I’m so weary and all alone
Feel tired like heavy stone
Trav’lin’, trav’lin’ all alone
Who will see and who will care
Bout this load that I must bear
Trav’lin’, trav’lin’ all alone
Prayers are said to heaven above
‘Bout my burdens woes and love
Head bowed down with misery
Nothing now appeals to me
Trav’lin’, trav’lin’ all alone

(bridge)

Give me just another day
There’s one thing I want to say
Friends are well when all is gold
Leave you always when you’re old
Trav’lin’, trav’lin’ all alone

 

Notes

NC

 


256. Trav’lin’ Light (1942)

Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Music by Trummy Young & Jimmy Mundy

follows 6 versions of that song

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1942 MT 160 Billie’s Blues 15 3’15”

I’m trav’lin’ light
Because my man has gone
And from now on
I’m trav’lin’ light
He said goodbye
And took my heart away
So from today
I’m trav’lin’ light

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories
Some lucky night
He may come back again
But until then
I’m trav’lin’ light

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1943 LR 13 Perfect Complete Collection v.1 11 2’54”

I’m trav’lin’ light
Because my man has gone
So from now on
I’m trav’lin’ light
He said goodbye
And took my heart away
So from today
I’m trav’lin’ light

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories
Some lucky night
He may come back again
So until then
I’m trav’lin’ light

(repeat)

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories
Some lucky night
He may come back again
So until then
I’m trav’lin’ light

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1946 LR 38 Complete on Verve v.1 10 3’28”

I’m trav’lin’ light
Because my man has gone
So from now on
I’m trav’lin’ light
He said goodbye
And took my heart away
So from today
I’m trav’lin’ light

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories
Some lucky night
He may come back again
So until then
I’m trav’lin’ light

(repeat)

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories
Some lucky night
He may come back again
So until then
I’m trav’lin’ light

 

4th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1956 MT 273 Complete on Verve v.7 1 3’07”

I’m trav’lin’ light
Because my man has gone
So from now on
I’m trav’lin’ light
He said goodbye
And took my heart away
So from today
I’m trav’lin’ light

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories

Some lucky night
He may come back again
So until then
I’m trav’lin’ light

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories

Some lucky night
He may come back again
So until then
I’m trav’lin’ light

 

5th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 LR 216 Private Recording 3’21”

Billie introduces the next song
“Thank you very much Ladies and Gentlemen, you’re a wonderful audience after three days, with all the support (…) what can I do for you? Trav’lin’ Light?”

 

I’m trav’lin’ light
Because my man has gone
So from now on
I’m travelin’ light
He said goodbye
And took my heart away
So from today
I’m travelin’ light

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories

Some lucky night
He may come back again
So until then
I’m travelin’ light

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories

Some lucky night
He may come back again
So until then
I’m travelin’ light

(applauses)

 

6th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 LR 220 Billie Holiday in Europe 1954-58 17 3’13”

I’m trav’lin’ light
Because my man has gone
So from now on
I’m travelin’ light
He said goodbye
And took my heart away
So from today
I’m travelin’ light

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories

Some lucky night
He may come back again
So until then
I’m travelin’ light

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories

Some lucky night
He may come back again
So until then
I’m travelin’

light

(applauses)

 

Notes

In 1942, with vocals by Billie Holiday, Paul Whiteman hit number one on the Harlem Hit Parade charts for three non consecutive weeks. The song also hit the pop charts at number 23 for one week. The Paul Whiteman release lists Billie Holiday as “Lady Day”. (Wikipedia)

 


257. Twenty-Four Hours A Day (1935)

lyrics by Arthur Swanstrom

music by James Frederick Hanley

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1935 MT 10 Complete on Columbia v.1 10 3’01”

Like a little old fashioned music box
With just one tune to play
My heart keeps singin’ I love you
Twenty four hours a day
Like a little old fashioned music box
That skips a note or two
My heart keeps missin’ a heart beat
Singin’ its song about you
And although the song we know is old
It’s still the sweetest story ever told
Like a little old fashioned music box
With just one tune to play
My heart keeps singin’ I love you
Twenty four hours a day

Notes

NC

 

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