Songs Y-Z

INDEX OF SONGS & LYRICS “Y-Z”
Yankee Doodle Never Went to Town
Yesterdays 4 versions
You Better Go Now 4 versions
You Can’t Be Mine (And Someone Else’s Too) 2 versions
You Can’t Lose A Broken Heart
You Don’t Know What Love Is
You Go To My Head 4 versions
You Gotta Show Me
You Let Me Down
You Showed Me the Way
You Took Advantage of Me
You Turned the Tables on Me
Your Mother’s Son-In-Law
You’re A Lucky Guy
You’re Driving Me Crazy 3 versions
You’re Gonna See a Lot of Me 2 versions
You’re Just a No Account
You’re My Thrill 2 versions
You’re So Desirable 2 versions
You’re Too Lovely to Last 2 versions
Yours and Mine
You’ve Changed 3 versions

 

 

283. Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town

Lyrics by Arthur Freed

Music by Bernie Hanighen

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1935 MT 11 Complete on Columbia v.1 11 2’44”

Yankee Doodle never went to town
I just discovered the story was phony
Let me give you all the real low-down
He didn’t even own a pony
He was really very short and fat
While in the story so skinny and moany
And so hungry that he ate his hat
And called the felt macaroni
Underneath the chestnut tree
He and the blacksmith would sip that tea
Then he’d bring out his uniform down
That’s how he went to town
Yankee Doodle tried to leave one day
Took his belongings and mounted his saddle
But he never got it on his way
Cause he didn’t have a pony
And the fairy tale is phony
How could Yankee Doodle go to town?

Notes

NC

 


284. Yesterdays (1933)

lyrics by Otto Harbach

music by Jerome Kern

follows 5 versions of this song

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 MT 118 Complete Commodore v.1 3 3’23”

Yesterdays
Yesterdays
Days I knew as happy sweet
Sequestered days
Olden days
Golden days
Days of mad romance and love
Then gay youth was mine
Truth was mine
Joyous free and flaming life
Then sooth was mine
Sad am I
Glad am I
For today I’m dreamin’ of
Yesterdays

(2nd section, double-time)

Yesterdays
Yesterdays
Days I knew as happy sweet
Sequestered days
Olden days
Golden days
Days of mad romance and love
For then gay youth was mine
Truth was mine
Joyous free and flaming life
Then sooth was mine
Sad am I
Glad am I
For today I’m dreamin’ of
Yesterdays

Yesterdays

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 AT 118a Complete Commodore v.1 4 2’58”

Yesterdays
Yesterdays
Days I knew as happy sweet
Sequestered days
Olden days
Golden days
Days of mad romance and love
Then gay youth was mine
Truth was mine
Joyous free and flaming life
Then sooth was mine
Sad am I
Glad am I
For today I’m dreamin’ of
Yesterdays

(2nd section, double-time)

Yesterdays
Yesterdays
Days I knew as happy sweet
Sequestered days
Olden days
Golden days
Days of mad romance and love
For then gay youth was mine
Truth was mine
Joyous free and flaming life
Then sooth was mine
Sad am I
Glad am I
For today I’m dreamin’ of
Yesterdays

Yesterdays

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1952 MT 237 Complete On Verve v.2 12 2’48”

Yesterdays
Yesterdays
Days I knew as happy sweet
Sequestered days
Olden days
Golden days
Days of mad romance and love
Then gay youth was mine
Truth was mine
Joyous free and flaming life
Then sooth was mine
Sad am I
Glad am I
For today I’m dreamin’ of
Yesterdays

(2nd section, double-time)

Yesterdays
Yesterdays
Days I knew as happy sweet
Sequestered days
Olden days
Golden days
Days of mad romance and love
Then gay youth was mine
Then truth was mine
Free and flaming life
Sooth was mine
Sad am I
Glad am I
For today I’m dreamin’ of
Yesterdays

Yesterdays

 

4th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1952 MT 237 Complete on Verve v.2 12 2’48”

Yesterdays
Yesterdays
Days I knew as happy sweet
Sequestered days
Olden days
Golden days
Days of mad romance and love

Then gay youth was mine
Then truth was mine
Joyous free and flaming life
Then sooth was mine
Sad am I
Glad am I
For today I’m dreaming of
Yesterdays

2nd section, double-time

Yesterdays
Yesterdays
Days I knew as happy sweet
Sequestered days
Olden days
Golden days
Days of mad romance and love
Then gay youth was mine
Then truth was mine
Free and flaming life
Sooth was mine
Sad am I
Glad am I
For today I’m dreaming of
Yesterdays

 

5th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1956 LR 168 Complete on Verve v.8 10 1’16”

Shorter version, double-time

Yesterdays,
Yesterdays
Days I knew as happy sweet
Sequestered days
Olden days
Golden days
Days of mad romance and love
Then gay youth was mine
Truth was mine
Free and flaming life
Than sooth was mine
Sad am I
Glad am I
For today I’m dreaming of
Yesterdays

(applauses)

 

Notes

From the musical Roberta with Irene Dunne. Youtube Logo

Roberta Irene Dunne

Special thanks to Jerry Meyer (NY) who contributed in this transcription.

 


285. You Better Go Now

Irvin Graham & S. Bickley Reichner

follows 4 versions of this song

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1945 MT 182 Complete on Decca v.1 9 2’34”

You better go now
Because I like you much too much
You have a way with you
You ought to know now
Just why I like you very much
The night was gay with you

There’s the moon above
And it gives my heart a lot of swing
In your eyes there’s love
And the way I feel it must be spring
I want you so now
You have lips I love to touch
You better go now
You better go because I like you much too much

There’s the moon above
And it gives my heart a lot of swing
In your eyes there’s love
And the way I feel it must be spring
I want you so now
You have lips I love to touch
You better go now
You better go because I like you much too much
You better go because I like you much too much

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1947 LR 43 Complete on Verve v.1 13 2’56”

You better go now
Because I like you much too much
You have a way with you
You’d better go now
Because I like you very much
The night was gay with you

There’s the moon above
And it gives my heart a lot of swing
In your eyes there’s love
And the way I feel it must be spring
I want you so now
You have lips I love to touch
You better go now
You better go because I like you much too much

There’s the moon above
And it gives my heart a lot of swing
In your eyes there’s love
And the way I feel it must be spring
I want you so now
You have lips I love to touch
You better go now
You better go because I like you much too much
You better go because I like you much too much

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1956 LR 176 Perfect Complete Collection v.11 1 3’50”

(intro)

You better go now
Because I like you much too much
You have a way with you
You’d better go now
Because I like you very much
The night was gay with you

There’s the moon above
And it gives my heart a lot of swing
In your eyes there’s love
And the way I feel it must be spring
I want you so now
You have lips I love to touch
You better go now
You better go because I like you much too much

There’s the moon above
And it gives my heart a lot of swing
In your eyes there’s love
And the way I feel it must be spring
I want you so now
You have lips I love to touch
You better go now
You better go because I like you much too much
You better go because I like you much too much

 

4th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1957 LR 179 Lady Day Live 15 3’12”

(band introduction)

You better go now
Because I like you much too much
You have a way with you
You’d better go now
Because I like you very much
The night was gay with you

There’s the moon above
And it gives my heart a lot of swing
In your eyes there’s love
And the way I feel it must be spring
I want you so now
You have lips I love to touch
You’d better go now
You’d better go because I like you much too much

There’s the moon above
And it gives my heart a lot of swing
In your eyes there’s love
And the way I feel it must be spring
I want you so now
You have lips I love to touch
You’d better go now
You’d better go because I like you much too much
You’d better go because I like you much too much

Notes

NC

 


286. You Can’t Be Mine (and someone else’s too)
J.C. Johnson & C. Webb
rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 MT 95 Complete on Columbia v.4 24 2’20”

You can’t be mine
And someone else’s too
Someday you’ll find
I’ve been a friend to you
I don’t believe that life’s worth living
I gave you all there was worth giving
You never cared how I fared or what I do

I called you mine but I was not to blame
For all the time you played a two handed game
Second hand love I can’t see
It’s good for some but not for me
You can’t be mine
And someone else’s too

(bridge)

I called you mine but I was not to blame
For all the time you played a two handed game
Second hand love I can’t see
It’s good for some but not for me
You can’t be mine
And someone else’s too

 

You Can’t Be Mine – 2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 AT 95a Private Recording 2’20”

You can’t be mine
And someone else’s too
Someday you’ll find
I’ve been a friend to you
I don’t believe that life’s worth living
I gave you all there was worth giving
You never cared how I fared or what I do

I called you mine but I was not to blame
For all the time you played a two handed game
Second hand love I can’t see
It’s good for some but not for me
You can’t be mine
And someone else’s too

(bridge)

I called you mine but I was not to blame
For all the time you played a two handed game
Second hand love I can’t see
It’s good for some but not for me
You can’t be mine
And someone else’s too

Notes

Diarmuid O’Hanlon from Dublin was kind enough to share his expertise in revising this lyrics. Many Thanks. (May 2014)

 


287. You Can’t Lose A Broken Heart

James P. Johnson & Flournoy E. Miller

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1949 MT 206 Complete on Decca v.2 16 3’13”

(Billie Holiday)

Don’t lose your head
Then lose your guy
You can’t lose a broken heart

If you ever break up
Then try to make up
It’s tough to make a brand new start

Take a walk
Think it over
While strolling ‘neath the moon
Don’t say things in December
You’ll regret in June

Ware your remark
Before you speak
Or you may be sorry soon
Don’t be erratic
Be diplomatic
To keep your heart’s in tune

Cruel harsh words
Often spoken
Will upset your applecart
So don’t lose your head
Then lose your guy
‘Cause you can’t lose a broken heart

(Louis Armstrong)

Look, don’t lose your head
Then lose your gal
You can’t lose a broken heart, baby

If you ever break up
Then try to make up
It’s tough to make a brand new start

Take a walk
Think it over
While strolling beneath the moon
Don’t say things in December
Hmm, baby, you’ll regret too soon

Ware your remark
Before you speak
Or you may be sorry soon, baby
Don’t be erratic
Be diplomatic
To keep your heart’s in tune, baby

Cruel harsh words
Often spoken
Will upset your applecart, baby
So don’t lose your head
Then lose your girl
‘Cause you can’t lose a broken heart

(Billie and Armstrong together)

No, you can’t lose a broken heart!

Notes

NC

 


288. You Don’t Know What Love Is (1942)

lyrics by Don Raye

music by Gene De Paul

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 MT 307 Lady In Satin 3 3’48”

You don’t know what love is
Until you’ve learned the meaning of the blues
Until you’ve loved a love you’ve had to lose
You don’t know what love is

You don’t know how lips hurt
Until you’ve kissed and had to pay the cost
Until you’ve flipped your heart and you have lost
You don’t know what love is

Do you know how lost a heart feels
The thought of reminiscing
And how lips that taste of tears
Lose their taste for kissing

You don’t know how hearts burn
For love that cannot live yet never dies
Until you’ve faced each dawn with sleepless eyes
You don’t know what love is

(bridge)

You don’t know how hearts burn
For love that cannot live yet never dies
Until you’ve faced each dawn with sleepless eyes
You don’t know what love is

What love is

Notes

It was written for the Abbott and Costello picture Keep ‘Em Flying (1941), in which it was sung by Carol Bruce. The number was deleted prior to release.

 


289. You Go To My Head (1936)

lyrics by Haven Gillespie

music by J. Fred Coots

follows 4 versions of this song

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 MT 83 Complete on Columbia v.4 13 2’52”

You go to my head
And you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning ’round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne

You go to my head
Like a sip of sparkling Burgundy brew
And I find the very mention of you
Like the kicker in a julep or two

The thrill of the thought
That you might give a thought
To my plea

Casts a spell over me
Still I say to myself
Get ahold of yourself
Can’t you see that it never can be

You go to my head with a smile
That makes my temperature rise
Like a summer with a thousand Julys
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes

Though I’m certain that this heart of mine
Hasn’t a ghost of a chance
In this crazy romance
You go to my head, you go to my head

(bridge)

Though I’m certain that this heart of mine
Hasn’t a ghost of a chance
In this crazy romance
You go to my head, you go to my head

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 AT 83a Complete on Columbia v.8 13 2’51”

You go to my head
And you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne

You go to my head
Like a sip of sparkling Burgundy brew
And I find the very mention of you
Like the kicker in a julep or two

The thrill of the thought
That you might give a thought
To my plea casts a spell over me
Still I say to myself
Get ahold of yourself
Can’t you see that it never can be

You go to my head with a smile
That makes my temperature rise
Like a summer with a thousand Julys
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes

Though I’m certain that this heart of mine
Hasn’t a ghost of a chance
In this crazy romance
You go to my head, you go to my head

(bridge)

Though I’m certain that this heart of mine
Hasn’t a ghost of a chance
In this crazy romance
You go to my head, you go to my head

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1952 MT 221 Complete on Verve v.1 20 2’54”

You go to my head
And you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne

You go to my head
Like a sip of sparkling Burgundy brew
And I find the very mention of you
Like the kicker in a julep or two

The thrill of the thought
That you might give a thought
To my plea
Casts a spell over me
But I say to myself
Get ahold of yourself
Can’t you see that it never can be

You go to my head with a smile
That makes my temperature rise
Like a summer with a thousand Julys
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes

And I’m certain that this heart of mine
Hasn’t a ghost of a chance
In this crazy romance
You go to my head
You go to my head

 

4th version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1953 LR 105 Perfect Complete Collection v.5 15 3’28”

You go to my head
And you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne

You go to my head
Like a sip of sparkling Burgundy brew
Then I find the very mention of you
Like the kicker in a julep or two

The thrill of the thought
That you might give a thought
To my plea
Casts a spell over me
But I say to myself
Get ahold of yourself
Can’t you see that it never can be

You go to my head
With a smile that makes my temperature rise
Like a summer with a thousand Julys
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes

And I’m certain that this heart of mine
Hasn’t a ghost of a chance
In this crazy romance
You go to my head
You go to my head

Notes

A “mint julep” was a popular cocktail (collaboration of Jerry Meyer from NY; I also thank his accurate text revision).

The song was recorded in 1938 by Teddy Wilson with a vocal by Nan Wynn. The same year it was recorded by Billie Holiday.

 


290. You Gotta Show Me

Billie Holiday

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1950 LR 71 Billie Holiday at Stratford ’57  18 2’49”

You gotta show me
Just how much you care
You gotta show me
Your love’s really there

You can’t seem to see
That longing look in my eyes
I just know it looks good to you
I feel it to the sky

Please get to know me
Then you’ll understand
Just how to show me
That you care

Please stop teasing baby
Say that you can too
You gotta show me
Like I’m showing you

You gotta show me
Just how much you care
You gotta show me
Your love’s really there

You can’t seem to see
That longing look in my eyes
I just know it looks good to you
I feel it to the sky

Please get to know me
Then you’ll understand
Just how to show me
That you care

Please stop teasing baby
Say that you can too
You gotta chill me
Chill me
Know me
Show me,
Baby, like I’m showing you

Notes

In my original transcription, I wrote “Please stop cheesing me baby”. However, alerted by my reader Nigel Jackson, I did a second listening and it became clear she says “Please stop teasing me baby” instead. It is possible compare to “chill” in the next line “You gotta chill me baby”. Thank you, Nigel. (May 2016)

 


291. You Let Me Down (1935)

lyrics by Al Dubin

music by Harry Warren

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1935 MT 15 Complete on Columbia v.1 15 2’53”

You told me that I was like an angel
Told me I was fit to wear a crown
So that you could get a thrill
You put me on a pedestal

And then you let me down, let me down

You told me that I’d be wearing diamonds
I would have the smartest car in town
Made me think that I’m the top
And then you let the ladder drop

You know you let me down, let me down

I walked upon a rainbow
I clung unto a star
You had me up in heaven
That’s why I had to fall so far

I was even looking for a cottage
I was measured for a wedding gown
That’s how I got cynical
You put me on a pinnacle
And then you let me down, let me down
How you let me down

Notes

NC

 


292. You Showed Me The Way (1937)
music and lyrics by: Bud Green & Teddy McRae & Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald
rec date type # discography tk rec time
1937 MT 46 Complete on Columbia v.2 21 2’58”

You showed me the way
When I was someone in distress
A heart in search of happiness
You showed me the way

My sky was so gray
I never knew I’d feel a thrill
I couldn’t dream a dream until
You showed me the way

The moment you found me
The shadows around me
Just disappeared from view
The world became rosy
Each corner so cozy
Darling, all because of you

You showed me the way
And if I’ve learned that love can be
A paradise for you and me
Here’s all I can say
You showed me the way

Notes

NC

 


293. You Took Advantage Of Me (1928)

Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1959 MT 326 Complete on Verve v.10 21 3’08”

I’m a sentimental sap that’s all
What’s the use of trying not to fall
I have no will
You’ve made your kill
‘Cause you took advantage of me

I’m just like an apple on a bough
And you’re gonna shake me down somehow
So what’s the use
You’ve cooked my goose
‘Cause you took advantage of me

I’m so hot and bothered that I don’t know
My elbow from my ear
I suffer something awful each time you go
Much worse when you’re near
Here I am with all my bridges burned
Just a babe in arms where you are concerned
So lock the doors and call me yours
‘Cause you took advantage of me

(bridge)

I’m just like an apple on a bough
And you’re gonna shake me down somehow
So what’s the use
You’ve cooked my goose
‘Cause you took advantage of me

I’m so hot and bothered that I don’t know
My elbow from my ear
I suffer something awful each time you go
Much worse when you are near
Here I am with all my bridges burned
Just a babe in arms where you’re concerned
So lock the doors and call me yours
‘Cause you took advantage of me

 

Notes

From the musical Present Arms with Joyce Barbour and Busby Berkeley

Present Arms

 


294. You Turned The tables On Me (1935)

Louis Alter & Sidney Mitchell

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1952 MT 222 Complete on Verve v.1 21 3’26”

You turned the tables on me
And now I’m falling for you
You turned the tables on me
I can’t believe that it’s true

I always thought when you brought
The lovely present you bought
Why hadn’t you brought me more
But now if you’d come
I’d welcome anything
From the five and ten cent store

You used to call me the top
You put me up on a throne
You let me fall with a drop
And now I’m out on my own
But after thinking it over and over
I got what was coming to me
Just like the sting of a bee
You turned the tables on me

(bridge)

You used to call me the top
You put me up on a throne
You let me fall with a drop
And now I’m out on my own
But after thinking it over and over
I got what was coming to me
Just like the sting of a bee
You turned the tables on me

Notes

The song was introduced by Alice Faye in the musical film Sing, Baby, Sing. The most popular recording was by Helen Ward with the Benny Goodman orchestra (Wikipedia).

Listen to Helen Ward Youtube Logo

 


295. Your Mother’s Son-In-Law

Music by Alberta Nichols

Lyrics by Mann Holiner

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1933 MT 1 Complete on Columbia v.1 1 2’43”

You don’t have to have a hanker
To be a broker or a banker
No siree just simply be
My mother’s son-in-law
Needn’t even think of tryin’
To be a mighty social lion
Sipping tea if you’ll be
My mother’s son-in-law
Ain’t got the least desire
To set the world on fire
Just wish you’d make it proper
To call my old man papa
You don’t have to sing like Bledsoe
You can tell the world I said so
Can’t you see you’ve got to be
My mother’s son-in-law

(bridge)

You don’t have to sing like Jessel
You can tell the world I said so
Can’t you see you’ve got to be
My mother’s son-in-law

Notes

Comments on lyrics:
(Jules) Bledsoe (1897-1943) was a famous American opera singer. He was in the cast of Jerome Kern’s play Showboat where he sang Ol’ Man River. The show premiered in December 27, 1927.
(George) Jessel (1898–1981) was a popular U.S. actor and singer by the time the song was composed.

This is Billie’s first recording in 1933 for Columbia with Benny Goodman Orchestra.

 


296. You’re A Lucky Guy

Lyrics by Sammy Cahn

Music by Saul Chaplin

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 MT 128 Complete in Columbia v.6 8 2’44”

You’re a lucky guy

When you consider the highest bidder

Can’t buy the gleam in your eyes
You’re a lucky guy
Thank you lucky star
You’ve got a honey who wants no money
She’ll take you just as you are
Thank you lucky star

Hey fellow say fellow
Don’t you realize

It’s fated you rated
Open up your eyes

You’re lucky guy
You’re just beginning so have your inning
And let your troubles boom by
No one can deny you’re a lucky guy

(bridge)

You’re a lucky guy when you consider
The highest bidder

Can’t buy the gleam in your eyes
You’re a lucky guy
Thank you lucky star
You’ve got a honey she wants no money
She’ll take you just as you are
Thank you lucky star

Hey fellow say fellow
Look at Mr. Dore
He’s ailin’ and he’s fallin’
Even he must know you’re a lucky guy

So why not treasure your highest pleasure
And live right up till you die
No one can deny boy
You’re a lucky guy

 

Notes

Diarmuid O’Hanlon from Dublin was kind enough to share his expertise in revising this lyrics. Many Thanks. He also point out that Mr. Dore is a reference to Dore Schary. According to Wikipedia:  “Isadore ‘Dore’ Schary (August 31, 1905 – July 7, 1980) was an American motion picture director, writer, and producer, and playwright who became head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and eventually president of the studio.  In 1938 he won the Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Story as co-writer of the screenplay for Boys Town”. (May 2014)

 


297. You’re Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)(1930)

lyrics and music by Walter Donaldson

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1947 LR 44 Complete on Verve v.1 14 1’30”

You,
You’re driving me crazy!
What did I do?
What did I do
To you?
My tears for you
Make everything hazy
Clouding the skies
Of blue

How true
Were the friends who were near me
To cheer me
When I needed you
But you
Were the kind who would hurt me
Desert me
When I’m feeling blue

Yes, you
You’re driving me crazy!
What did I do?
What did I do
To you?

How true
Were the friends who were near me
To cheer me
When I needed you
But you
Of the kind who would hurt me
Desert me
When I’m feeling blue

Hey, you
You’re driving me crazy!
What did I do?
What did I do
To you?

You’re driving me crazy!

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1949 LR 58 Perfect Complete Collection v.3 11 1’35”

You,
You’re driving me crazy!
What did I do?
What did I do
To you?
My tears for you
Make everything hazy
Clouding my skies
Of blue

How true
Were the friends who were near me
To cheer me
When I needed you
But you
Were the kind who would hurt me
Desert me
When I’m feeling blue

Yes, you
You’re driving me crazy!
What did I do?
What did I do
To you?

How true
Were the friends who were near me
To cheer me
When I needed you
But you
Of the kind who would hurt me
Desert me
When I’m feeling blue

Hey, you
You’re driving me crazy!
What did I do?
What did I do
To you?

You’re driving me crazy!

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1951 LR 77 Perfect Complete Collection v.4 8 1’32”

You,
You driving me crazy!
What did I do?
What did I do
To you?
My tears for you
Make everything hazy
Clouding my skies
Of blue

How true
Were the friends who were near me
To cheer me
When I needed you
But you
Were the kind who would hurt me
Desert me
When I’m feeling blue

Hey, you
You’re driving me crazy!
What did I do?
What did I do
To you?

How true
Were the friends who were near me
To cheer me
When I needed you
But you
Were the kind who would hurt me
Desert me
When I’m feeling blue

Yes, you
You’re driving me crazy!
What did I do?
What did I do
To you?

Notes

You’re Driving Me Crazy” is a U.S. popular song composed (music and lyrics) by Walter Donaldson for the 1930 musical comedy Smiles.

In 1931, cartoon character Betty Boop sang a sexy version of the song in the pre-code cartoon Silly Scandal. As Boop sang the song, her dress slipped down repeatedly, revealing a lacy bra and causing her to squeal. Later in the song, Betty was joined on stage by a line of mechanical dancing penguins who stomped out the beat in accompaniment to her singing. (Wikipedia)

Youtube Logo Silly Scandal

 


298. You’re Gonna See A Lot Of Me

A. Hoffman & A. Goodhard & M. Curtis

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 MT 103 Complete on Columbia v.5 8 2’56”

I’m gonna get you, I’m gonna get you
I’ll make you love me wait and see
Both day and night and night and day
You’re gonna see a lot of me

I’m gonna haunt you, I’m gonna haunt you
Oh what a pest I’m gonna be
Both day and night and night and day
You’re gonna see a lot of me

I’ll be the spoon in your coffee
The knife that butters your bread
If I sound a little bit off it
That’s because, because, because
you’ve gone to my head

If you’re in China, I’ll go to China
I’ll never, never let you free
Both day and night and night and day
You’re gonna see a lot of me

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 AT 103a Complete on Columbia v.9 4 2’56”

I’m gonna get you, I’m gonna get you
I’ll make you love me wait and see
Both day and night and night and day
You’re gonna see a lot of me

I’m gonna haunt you, I’m gonna haunt you
Oh what a pest I’m gonna be
Both day and night and night and day
You’re gonna see a lot of me

I’ll be the spoon in your coffee
The knife that butters your bread
If I sound a little bit off it
That’s because, because, because
you’ve gone to my head

If you’re in China, I’ll go to China
I’ll never, never let you free
Both day and night and night and day
You’re gonna see a lot of me

Notes

NC

 


299. You’re Just A No Account

Lyrics by Sammy Cahn

Music by Saul Chaplin

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 MT 127 Complete in Columbia v.6 7 2’56”

You’re just a no account
You never will amount to nothin’ at all
When there is work to do and someone yells for you
You don’t hear them call
The Good Lord set aside his Sundays
For folks to rest
More that one day’s rest is wrong
You start restin’ Sunday and rest so hard
You’re tired the whole week long
You’re just a no account
You never will amount to nothin’ at all

I just can’t figure how each time you milk the cow
The tit gets so small
We got machines to do your work for you
But you won’t press the button on the wall
You’re just a no account
You never will amount to nothin’ at all

(bridge)

You’re just a no account
You never will amount to nothin’ at all
I just can’t figure how each time you milk the cow
The tit gets so small
We got machines to do your work for you
But you won’t press the button on the wall
You’re just a no account
You never will amount to nothin’ at all

No account
You never will amount to nothin’ at all

 

Notes

NC

 


300. You’re My Thrill (1933)

lyrics by Sidney Clare

music by Jay Gorney

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1949 MT 209 Complete on Decca v.2 19 3’23”

You’re my thrill
You do something to me
You send chills right through me
When I look at you
‘Cause you’re my thrill

You’re my thrill
How my pulse increases
I just go to pieces
When I look at you
‘Cause you’re my thrill

Hmmm, nothing seems to matter
Hmmm, here’s my heart on a silver platter
Where’s my will
Why this strange desire
That keeps mounting higher
When I look at you
I can’t keep still
You’re my thrill

(bridge)

Where’s my will
Why this strange desire
That keeps mounting higher
When I look at you
I can’t keep still
You’re my thrill

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1950 LR 68 Perfect Complete Collection v.4 1 3’32”

You’re my thrill
You do something to me
You send chills right through me
When I look at you
‘Cause you’re my thrill

You’re my thrill
How my pulse increases
I just go to pieces
When I look at you
‘Cause you’re my thrill

Hmmm,
Nothing seems to matter
Hmmm,
Here’s my heart on a silver platter
Where’s my will
Why this strange desire
That keeps mounting higher
When I look at you
I can’t keep still
You’re my thrill

Hmmm, nothing seems to matter
Here’s my heart on a silver platter
I lost my way can we
Why this strange desire
That keeps mounting higher
When I look at you
I can’t keep still
You’re my thrill

Notes

NC


301. You’re So Desirable

Ray Noble

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 MT 102 Complete on Columbia v.5 7 2’49”

You’re so desirable
I just can’t resist you
You’re so desirable
I have to give in
That firm resolve I made
Has vanished away now
I’m happy to say now
You win

You’re so adorable
The moment I saw you
It’s just deplorable
The fool that I’ve been
And yet I’m glad
You got my heart dear
Like a butterfly on a pin
You’re so desirable
I had to give in

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1938 AT 102a Complete on Columbia v.9 3 2’52”

You’re so desirable
I just can’t resist you
You’re so desirable
I have to give in
That firm resolve I made
Has vanished away now
I’m happy to say now
You win

You’re so adorable
The moment I saw you
It’s just deplorable
The fool that I’ve been
And yet I’m glad
You got my heart dear
Like a butterfly on a pin
You’re so desirable
I had to give in

Notes

NC

 


302. You’re Too Lovely To Last

Teddy McRae & C. Beal & E. Fraser

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 MT 112 Complete on Columbia v.5 17 2’47”

Just when you are near
When I hold you fast
Then my dreams will whisper
You’re too lovely to last

Lips are saying love
All worries have passed
Then I get that feeling
You’re too lovely to last

Will I ever know a real love?
So I can forget you
Will I always have to steal love?
What am I to do?

Soon the night is gone
Dreams are fading fast
Then I wake up knowing
You’re too lovely to last

(bridge)

Will I ever know a real love?
So I can forget you
Will I always have to steal love?
What am I to do?

Soon the night is gone
Dreams are fading fast
Then I wake up knowing
You’re too lovely to last

Baby you’re too lovely
You’re much too lovely to last

 

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1939 AT 112a Complete on Columbia v.9 11 2’56”

Just when you are near
When I hold you fast
Then my dreams will whisper
You’re too lovely to last

Lips are saying love
All worries have passed
Then I get that feeling
You’re too lovely to last

Will I ever know a real love?
So I can forget you
Will I always have to steal love?
What am I to do?

Soon the night is gone
Dreams are fading fast
Then I wake up knowing
You’re too lovely to last

(bridge)

Will I ever know a real love?
So I can forget you
Will I always have to steal love?
What am I to do?

Soon the night is gone
Dreams are fading fast
Then I wake up knowing
You’re too lovely to last

Baby you’re too lovely
You’re much too lovely to last

Notes

NC

 


303. Yours And Mine

Lyrics by Arthur Freed

Music by Nacio Herb Brown

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1937 MT 57 Complete on Columbia v.3 9 3’15”

The stars that shine
Are yours and mine
The rainbows in the sky
Are yours and mine
The song of springtime
The lullaby of Fall
The sunshine of summertime
Belongs to us all

The moon above
Is yours and mine
The right to fall in love
Is yours and mine
The hope of finding the dream
Our hearts desire
All this is
Yours and mine

Notes

NC

 


304. You’ve Changed

Bill Carey & Carl Fischer

 

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 MT 316 Lady in Satin 7 3’16”

You’ve changed
That sparkle in your eyes is gone
Your smile is just a careless yawn
You’re breaking my heart
You’ve changed

You’ve changed
Your kisses now are so blasé
You’re bored with me in every way
I can’t understand
You’ve changed

You’ve forgotten the words I love you
Each memory that we’ve shared
You ignore every star above you
I can’t realize you ever cared
You’ve changed

You’re not the angel I once knew
No need to tell me
That we’re through
It’s all over now
You’ve changed

You’ve forgotten the words I love you
Each memory that we’ve shared
You ignore every star above you
I can’t realize you ever cared
You’ve changed

You’re not the angel I once knew
No need to tell me
That we’re through
It’s all over now
You’ve changed
You’ve changed

2nd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 LR 193A Perfect Complete Collection v.9 19 3’11”

(bad sound quality)

You’ve changed
That sparkle in your eyes has gone
Your smile is just a careless yawn
You’re breaking my heart
You’ve changed

You’ve changed
Your kisses now are so blasé
You’re bored with me in every way
I can’t understand
You’ve changed

You’ve forgotten the words I love you
Each memory that we’ve shared
You ignore every star above you
I can’t realize you’ve ever cared
You’ve changed

You’re not the angel I once knew
No need to tell me
That we’re through
It’s all over now
You’ve changed

You’ve forgotten the words I love you
Each memory that we’ve shared
You ignore every star above you
I can’t realize you’ve ever cared
You’ve changed

You’re not the angel I once knew
No need to tell me
That we’re through
It’s all over now
You’ve changed
You’ve changed

(applauses)

 

3rd version

rec date type # discography tk rec time
1958 LR 194 Perfect Complete Collection v.9 19 3’53”

(Billie’s voice is awful)

You’ve changed
That sparkle in your eyes has gone
Your smile is just a careless yawn
You’re breaking my heart
You’ve changed

You’ve changed
Your kisses now are so blasé
You’re bored with me in every way
I can’t understand
You’ve changed

You’ve forgotten the words I love you
Each memory that we’ve shared
You ignore every star above you
I can’t realize you ever cared

You’ve changed
You’re not the angel I once knew
No need to tell me
That we’re through
It’s all over now
You’ve changed

You’ve forgotten the words I love you
Each memory that we’ve shared
You ignore every star above you
I can’t realize you ever cared

You’ve changed
You’re not the angel I once knew
No need to tell me
That we’re through
It’s all over now
You’ve changed

You’ve changed

(MC comments)

Notes

NC

 

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2 thoughts on “Songs Y-Z

  1. On the song, “You Gotta Show Me” the lyric “Please stop cheesin’, baby” is actually “Please stop teasin’, baby.”

    I remember when I first posted the YouTube video of it, I put those lyrics but listening to it now, she’s clearly saying “teasin’.”

    • Dear Nigel
      I listened to it one more time and you are fully right. I made already the corrections on the lyrics and gave you the proper credits. Thanks!
      P.S. Actually ou gave me also the opportunity to fix a second error that I noticed: I mentioned the track in Complete in Columbia, instead of the correct Billie Holiday at Stratford ’57 CD. Thank again.

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