... Sings the Great American Songbook


... Sings the Great American Songbook

Compilation of BBC performances of the Great American Songbook tracks, featuring Shirley Bassey, Jamie Cullum, Bryan Ferry, Captain Sensible, Kirsty MacColl and Florence Welch.


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# My baby don't care for shows

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# My baby don't care for clothes

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# He cares for me

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# I wonder what's wro-o-ong with baby

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# My baby just cares for me. #

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APPLAUSE

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# I've wined and dined on mulligan stew

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# And never wished for turkey

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# I've hitched and hiked and drifted to

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# From Maine to Alberquque

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# Alas, I missed the Beaux Arts ball

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# And what is twice as sad

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# I was never at my own party

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# When I honoured Bernard Ball

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# His social circles moved too fast for me

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# My hobohemia is the place to be

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# I get too hungry for dinner at eight

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# I love the theatre, but never come late

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# I never bother with people I hate

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# That's why this lady is a tramp

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# I don't like crap games with barons and earls

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# Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls

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# Won't dish the dirt with the rest of those girls

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# That's why this lady is a tramp

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# I like the free, fresh

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# Wind in my hair

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# Life without care

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# I'm broke, that's oke

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# Hate California, it's cold and it's damp

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# That's why this lady is a tramp

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# And I love it

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# Yes, I'm a tramp

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# And I love it

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# And I wish that you were coming my way

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# Yeah

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# I wish that you were coming my way

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# Yeah

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# I wish that you were coming my way

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# Yes, I'm a lady-y-y-y

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# But a tra-a-a-a-amp. #

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APPLAUSE

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# You're my

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# Funny Valentine

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# Sweet, comic

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# Valentine

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# You make me smile

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# With my heart

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# Your looks are laughable

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# Unphotographable

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# Yet you're my favourite work of art

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# Is your figure less than Greek

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# Is your mouth a little weak

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# When you open it

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# To speak

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# Are you smart

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# Well

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# Don't change a hair for me

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# Not if you care for me

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# Stay, little Valentine

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# Sta-a-a-ay

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# Each day

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# Is Valentine's day. #

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# Every time APPLAUSE

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# We say goodbye

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# I die a little

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# Every time we say goodbye

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# I wonder why a little

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# Why the gods above me

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# Who must be in the know

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# Think so little of me

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# They allow you to go

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# When you're near

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# There's such an air of spring about it

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# I can hear a lark somewhere

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# Begin to sing about it

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# There's no love song finer

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# But how strange the change

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# From major to minor

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# Every time we say

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# Goodbye

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# Goodbye. #

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APPLAUSE Thank you.

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# Another bride

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# Another June

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# Another sunny

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# Honeymoon

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# Another season

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# Another reason

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# For makin' whoopee

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# A lot of shoes

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# A lot of rice

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# The groom is nervous

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# He answers twice

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# It's really killing

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# That he's so willing

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# To make whoopee

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# Picture a little love nest

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# Down where the roses cling

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# Picture that same sweet love nest

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# Think what a year can bring

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# He's washing dishes

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# And baby clothes

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# He's so ambitious

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# He even sews

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# But don't forget, folks

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# That's what you get, folks

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# For makin' whoopee

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# Another year

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# Or maybe less

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# What's this I hear

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# Well, can't you guess

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# She feels neglected

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# And he's suspected

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# Of makin' whoopee

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# She sits alone

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# Most every night

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# He doesn't phone her

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# He doesn't write

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# He says he's busy

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# But she says, "Is he?"

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# He's makin' whoopee

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# He doesn't make much money

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# Only five thousand per

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# Some judge who thinks he's funny

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# Says, "You'll pay six to her"

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# Now he says, "Judge

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# "Suppose I fail"

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# The judge says, "Budge

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# "Right into jail

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# "You'd better keep her

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# "I think it's cheaper

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# "Than makin' whoopee"

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# Than makin' whoopee

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# Than makin' whoopee. #

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# When an irresistible force such as you

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# Meets an old immoveable object like me

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# You can bet as sure as you live

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# Something's gotta give, something's gotta give, something's gotta give

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# When an irrepressible smile such as yours

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# Warms an old implacable heart such as mine

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# Don't say no because I insist

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# Somewhere, somehow, someone's gonna get kissed

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# So, en garde, who knows what the fates have in store

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# From their vast, mysterious sky

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# I'll try hard

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# Ignoring those lips I adore

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# But how long can anyone try

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# Fight, fight, fight, fight, fight it with all of our might

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# Chances are some heavenly star-spangled night

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# We'll find out as sure as we live

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# Something's gotta give, something's gotta give, something's gotta give

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# Fight, fight, fight, fight, fight it with all of our might

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# Chances are some heavenly star-spangled night

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# We'll find out as sure as we live

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# Something's gotta give, something's gotta give, something's gotta give

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# Something's gotta give, something's gotta give, something's gotta give. #

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# They ask me how I knew

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# My true love was true

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# Oh-oh-oh

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# I, of course, replied

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# Something here inside

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# Cannot be denied

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# They said someday you'll find

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# All who love are blind

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# Oh-oh-oh

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# When your heart's on fire

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# You must realise

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# Smoke gets in your eyes

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# So I chaffed them and I gaily laughed

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# To think they could doubt

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# My love

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# Yet today

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# My love has flown away

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# I am without my love

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# Now laughing friends deride

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# Tears I cannot hide

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# Boo-oo-hoo

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# So I smile and say

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# When a lovely flame dies

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# Smoke gets in your eyes. #

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APPLAUSE

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# Call me irresponsible

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# Call me unreliable

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# Throw in

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# Undependable too

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# Do my foolish alibis bore you

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# Well, I'm not too clever

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# I just adore you

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# Call me unpredictable

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# Tell me I'm impractical

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# Rainbows

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# I'm inclined to pursue

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# Call me irresponsible

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# Yes, I'm unreliable

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# But it's undeniably true

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# I'm irresponsibly mad

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# For you. #

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# Keep talking happy talk

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# Talk about things you'd like to do

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# You've got to have a dream

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# If you don't have a dream

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# How you gonna have a dream come true

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# Talk about the moon

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# Floating in the sky

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# Looking like a lily on a lake

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# Talk about the bird

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# Learning how to fly

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# Making all the music he can make

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# Happy talk

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# Keep talking happy talk

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# Talk about things you'd like to do

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# You've got to have a dream

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# If you don't have a dream

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# How you gonna have a dream come true

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# Let's talk about the star

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# Looking like a toy

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# Peeking through the branches of a tree

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# Talk about the girl

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# Talk about the boy

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# Counting all the ripples on the sea

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# Happy talk

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# Keep talking happy talk

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# Talk about things you'd like to do

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# You've got to have a dream

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# If you don't have a dream

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# How you gonna make a dream come true? #

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All right!

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# Talk about the boy

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# Saying to the girl

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# "Golly, baby, I'm a lucky cus"

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# Talk about the girl

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# Saying to the boy

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# "You and me are lucky to be us"

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# Happy talk

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# Keep talking happy talk

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# Talk about things you'd like to do

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# You've got to have a dream

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# If you don't have a dream

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# How you gonna make a dream come true

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# And if you don't talk happy

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# And you never have a dream

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# Then you'll never have

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# A dream come true. #

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# It's that ole devil called love again

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# Gets behind me

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# And keeps giving me that shove again

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# Putting rain in my eyes

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# Tears in my dreams

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# And rocks in my heart

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# It's that sly old son of a gun again

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# He keeps telling me

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# That I'm the lucky one again

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# But I still have that rain

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# Still have those tears

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# And those rocks in my heart

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# S'pose I didn't stay

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# Ran away

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# Wouldn't play

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# The devil, what a potion he would brew

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# He'd follow me round

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# Build me up

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# Tear me down

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# Till I'd be so bewildered

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# I wouldn't know what to do

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# Might as well

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# Give up that fight again

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# I know darn well he'll convince me

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# That he's right again

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# When he sings that sorry song

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# I've just gotta tag along

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# With that ole devil called love

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# He'd follow me round

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# Build me up

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# Tear me down

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# Till I'd be so bewildered

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# I wouldn't know what to do

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# Might as well

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# Give up that fight again

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# I know darn well he'll convince me

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# That he's right again

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# When he sings that sorry song

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# I've just gotta tag along

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# With that ole devil called love

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# With that ole devil called love. #

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# It had to be you

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# It had to be you

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# I wandered around

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# And I finally found

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# The somebody who

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# Could make me be true

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# Could make me be blue

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# Or even be glad

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# Just to be sad

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# Thinking of you

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# Some others I've seen

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# Might never be mean

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# They might never be cross

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# Or try to be boss

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# But they wouldn't do

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# For nobody else gave me a thrill

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# With all your faults

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# I love you still

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# It had to be you

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# Wonderful you

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# It had to be you

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# Some others I've seen

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# They might not be mean

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# They might never be cross

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# Try to be boss

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# They wouldn't do

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# For nobody else gave me a thrill

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# With all your faults

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# I love you still

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# It had to be you

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# Wonderful you

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# It had to be you. #

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# It's quarter to three

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# There's no one in the place except you and me

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# Set 'em up, Joe

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# I've got a little story that you ought to know

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# We're drinking, my friends

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# To the end of a brief episode

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# Make it one for my baby

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# And one more for the road

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# I've got the routine

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# Drop another nickel in the machine... #

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Nickel!

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# I'm feeling so bad

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# I wish you'd make the music dreamy and sad

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# I could tell you a lot

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# But you gotta to be true to your code

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# Make it one for my baby

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# One more for the road

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# Now, you'd never know it

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# Buddy, I'm a kind of poet

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# And I got a lot of things to say

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# When I'm gloomy

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# You gotta listen to me

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# Before they're all talked away

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# Well, that's how it goes

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# That's how it goes. #

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Take it, Ralph. Thank you.

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# This torch that I found

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# Must be drowned

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# Or it soon might explode

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# Make it one for my baby

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# And one more for the road

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# That long, long

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# That long, long

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# Road

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# Ba-do-ba da-da-da-do-day. #

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A-ha. One more time.

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That's the right beat.

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Well... Huh?

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# Make it one for my baby

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# And one more for the road

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# That long, long

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# That long, long, long

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# Road

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# Ba-do-ba da-da-da-do-day. #

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# Miss Otis regrets

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# She's unable to lunch today

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# Madam

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# Miss Otis regrets

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# She's unable to lunch today

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# She is sorry to be delayed

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# But last evening down on Lovers' Lane, she strayed

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# Madam

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# Miss Otis regrets

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# She's unable to lunch today

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# When she woke up and found

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# That her dream of love was gone

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# Madam

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# She ran to the man

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# Who had led her so far astray

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# And from under her velvet gown

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# She drew a gun and shot her lover down

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# Madam

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# Miss Otis regrets

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# She's unable to lunch today

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# When the mob came and got her

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# And dragged her from the jail

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# Madam

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# They strung her upon

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# The old willow across the way

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# And the moment before she died

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# She lifted up her lovely head and cried

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# Madam

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# Miss Otis regrets

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# She's unable to lunch today

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# Miss Otis regrets

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# She's unable to lunch today. #

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# All of me

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# Why not

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# Take all of me

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# Can't you see

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# I'm no good without you

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# Take my lips

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# I'll never use them

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# Take my arms

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# I'll not refuse them

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# Your goodbye

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# Left me with eyes that cry

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# How can I go on, dear, without you?

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# You took the part

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# That once was my heart

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# Why not take all of me

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# All of me

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# Why not take all of me

0:38:000:38:03

# Can't you see

0:38:040:38:06

# I'm no good without you

0:38:060:38:10

# Take my lips

0:38:110:38:14

# I'll never use them

0:38:140:38:18

# Take my arms

0:38:180:38:20

# I'll not refuse them

0:38:200:38:24

# Your goodbye

0:38:250:38:27

# Left me with eyes that cry

0:38:270:38:31

# How can I go on, dear, without you

0:38:310:38:37

# You took the part

0:38:380:38:41

# That once was my heart

0:38:420:38:46

# Why not

0:38:470:38:50

# Take all

0:38:500:38:53

# Why not take all

0:38:550:38:59

# Of me? #

0:38:590:39:03

# Come fly with me

0:39:130:39:15

# Let's fly, let's fly away

0:39:150:39:17

# If you can use some exotic booze

0:39:200:39:23

# There's a bar in far Bombay

0:39:230:39:25

# Come fly with me

0:39:260:39:28

# Let's fly, let's fly away

0:39:280:39:30

# Come fly with me

0:39:320:39:34

# Let's float down to Peru

0:39:340:39:37

# In llama land there's a one-man band

0:39:390:39:42

# And he'll toot his flute for you

0:39:420:39:45

# Come fly with me

0:39:450:39:47

# Let's take off in the blue

0:39:470:39:49

# Once I get you up there

0:39:500:39:53

# Where the air is rarefied

0:39:530:39:57

# We'll just glide

0:39:590:40:01

# Starry-eyed

0:40:010:40:02

# Once I get you up there

0:40:020:40:06

# I'll be holding you so near

0:40:060:40:09

# You may hear

0:40:110:40:14

# Angels cheers cos we're together

0:40:140:40:17

# Weather-wise, such a lovely day

0:40:170:40:20

# Just say the words and we'll beat those birds

0:40:220:40:25

# Down to Acapulco Bay

0:40:250:40:28

# It's perfect for a flying honeymoon, they say

0:40:280:40:35

# So come fly with me

0:40:350:40:36

# Let's fly, let's fly... # Come on, boys!

0:40:360:40:39

Pack up! Fly away with me now!

0:40:390:40:42

# Once I get you up there

0:41:000:41:04

# Where the air is so rarefied

0:41:040:41:07

# We are gonna glide

0:41:070:41:11

# Starry-eyed

0:41:110:41:13

# Once I get you up there

0:41:130:41:15

# I'll be holding you so very near

0:41:160:41:20

# That you may even hear

0:41:200:41:23

# All the angels cheer

0:41:230:41:25

# Come...

0:41:250:41:27

# Weather-wise, such a lovely day

0:41:270:41:31

# You just say the words

0:41:320:41:35

# We'll beat those birds

0:41:350:41:36

# Down to Acapulco Bay

0:41:360:41:38

# It's just so perfect for a flying honeymoon, they say

0:41:380:41:45

# So come fly with me

0:41:450:41:47

# Let's fly, let's fly

0:41:470:41:50

# Pack up, let's fly

0:41:510:41:55

# Away. #

0:41:550:41:59

CHEERING

0:42:000:42:03

# My story is much too sad

0:42:120:42:16

# To be told

0:42:170:42:20

# But practically everything

0:42:210:42:25

# Leaves me totally cold

0:42:250:42:28

# The only exception I kno-o-ow

0:42:310:42:35

# Is the ca-a-se

0:42:350:42:42

# When I'm out on a quiet spree

0:42:420:42:45

# Fighting vainly the old ennui

0:42:460:42:51

# And I suddenly turn and see

0:42:520:42:55

# Your fabulous face

0:42:580:43:03

# I get no kick from champagne

0:43:120:43:15

# Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all

0:43:160:43:20

# So tell me why should it be true

0:43:200:43:23

# That I get a kick

0:43:230:43:26

# Out of you

0:43:300:43:32

# Some get their kicks from cocaine... #

0:43:350:43:37

HE SNIFFS # I'm sure that if I took

0:43:370:43:41

# Even one sniff

0:43:410:43:42

# That would bore me terrifically too

0:43:420:43:46

# Yet I get a kick... #

0:43:460:43:48

HE MOUTHS

0:43:540:43:56

# I get a kick

0:43:560:43:58

# Every time I see you

0:43:580:44:01

# Standing there before me

0:44:010:44:04

# I get a kick

0:44:050:44:06

# Though it's clear to me

0:44:060:44:08

# That you obviously

0:44:080:44:11

# Do not adore me

0:44:110:44:13

# I get no kick in a plane

0:44:130:44:16

# Flying too high with some gal in the sky

0:44:180:44:21

# Is my idea of nothing to do

0:44:210:44:25

# But I get a kick

0:44:250:44:27

# Out of you... #

0:44:330:44:35

# Some get their kicks from champagne

0:45:410:45:45

# Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all

0:45:450:45:50

# So tell me why should it be true

0:45:500:45:53

# That I get a kick

0:45:530:45:55

# Out of you

0:45:550:45:57

# Some get their kicks from cocaine

0:45:580:46:01

# I'm sure that if I had even one spliff

0:46:020:46:05

# That would bore me terr-r-r-r-r-rifically too

0:46:050:46:10

# But I get a kick out of you

0:46:100:46:13

# Oh!

0:46:130:46:14

# I get a kick

0:46:140:46:15

# Every time I see you

0:46:150:46:19

# Standing there before me

0:46:190:46:22

# I get a kick

0:46:230:46:24

# Though it's clear to me

0:46:240:46:26

# That you obviously

0:46:260:46:28

# Do not adore me

0:46:280:46:31

# I get no kick in a plane

0:46:310:46:33

# Duh-dum dum deh-dah

0:46:330:46:35

# Flying too high with some gal in the sky

0:46:350:46:39

# Is my idea of nothing to do

0:46:390:46:43

# But I get a kick

0:46:430:46:45

# She gives me a boot

0:46:450:46:47

# I get a kick out of you

0:46:480:46:50

# Out of you

0:46:530:46:55

# You... #

0:46:570:47:00

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:47:230:47:26

# Mmm-mm-mm-mm-mm

0:47:290:47:32

# Mmmm-mm-mm-mm-mm

0:47:350:47:38

# Mmmm-mm-mm-mm-mm

0:47:410:47:45

# Mmm-hmmm-mmm mm-mm-mm

0:47:450:47:50

# My mama told me

0:48:010:48:04

# When I was in knee-pants

0:48:040:48:07

# Mama done told me, son

0:48:070:48:09

# A woman'll sweet talk

0:48:120:48:14

# Give you the eye

0:48:150:48:17

# When that sweet talk is done

0:48:170:48:21

# Woman'll sweet talk

0:48:220:48:24

# A worrisome thing, leave you to sing the blues

0:48:240:48:28

# In the night

0:48:280:48:30

# Now the rain is fallin'

0:48:320:48:35

# Hear that train a-callin'

0:48:350:48:37

# Whoo-ee

0:48:370:48:39

# Hear that lonesome whistle

0:48:420:48:45

# Blowin' across the trestle, whoo-ee

0:48:450:48:48

# Whoo-ee, a-whoo-ee

0:48:530:48:55

# Clickety-clack Echoing back the blues

0:48:550:48:59

# In the night

0:48:590:49:01

# The evenin' breeze

0:49:020:49:04

# Will start the trees

0:49:040:49:07

# To cryin'

0:49:080:49:10

# And the moon will hide its light

0:49:100:49:13

# Oh, when you get the blues

0:49:130:49:17

# In the night, lo'

0:49:170:49:19

# Now take my word

0:49:220:49:25

# The mockingbird

0:49:250:49:27

# Sang the saddest kind of song

0:49:280:49:32

# He knows that things are wrong, now

0:49:340:49:37

# And he's right, lord, yeah

0:49:380:49:42

# From Natchez to Mobile

0:49:440:49:46

# Memphis to St Joe

0:49:460:49:50

# Wherever the four winds blow, now

0:49:500:49:52

# Been in some big towns

0:49:540:49:57

# Heard lots of big talk

0:49:570:50:00

# But there's one thing I know

0:50:000:50:03

# Woman's a two-face

0:50:050:50:07

# Worrisome thing, gon' leave you to sing the blues

0:50:070:50:10

# In the night

0:50:100:50:13

# Mama done warned me

0:50:160:50:18

# Man, 'bout the blues in the night

0:50:210:50:24

# Mama done told me

0:50:260:50:28

# Ah, the women won't do you right, lo'

0:50:320:50:35

# Mama, 'bout the blues in the night

0:50:570:51:00

# Two-faced, ooh Women you can't trust

0:51:020:51:06

# This night, you pray

0:51:080:51:10

# Give you the crust

0:51:130:51:15

# Lord, it watches you

0:51:170:51:21

# Turn to dust

0:51:230:51:26

# Then on a quarter

0:51:280:51:30

# Feel in God we trust

0:51:330:51:37

# Talkin' about the blues

0:51:370:51:40

# In the night, yeah. #

0:51:400:51:43

APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

0:51:440:51:48

# Heaven, I'm in heaven

0:52:090:52:12

# And the cares that hung around me through the week

0:52:120:52:15

# Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak

0:52:150:52:19

# When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek

0:52:190:52:21

# Oh, I like to climb a mountain and to reach the highest peak

0:52:210:52:25

# But it doesn't thrill me half as much as dancing cheek to cheek

0:52:250:52:28

# Oh, I like to go out fishing in a river or a creek

0:52:280:52:31

# But it doesn't thrill me...

0:52:310:52:33

# Dance with me I want my arms about you

0:52:350:52:37

# Those charms about you will carry me through

0:52:370:52:41

# To heaven, I'm in heaven

0:52:410:52:42

# And I seem to find the happiness I seek

0:52:460:52:49

# When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek... #

0:52:490:52:52

# Oh, I like to climb a mountain and to reach the highest peak

0:53:440:53:47

# But it doesn't thrill me half as much as dancing cheek to cheek

0:53:470:53:50

# Love to go out fishing, and you really will agree...

0:53:500:53:54

# Dance with me

0:53:570:53:59

# I want my arms about you

0:53:590:54:04

# Those charms about you

0:54:040:54:05

# Will carry me through to heaven

0:54:070:54:10

# I'm in heaven

0:54:100:54:12

# When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek

0:54:210:54:24

# When we're out together dancing... #

0:54:240:54:27

SHE SCATS

0:54:270:54:31

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:55:340:55:35

# My baby don't care for shows

0:55:460:55:49

# My baby don't care for clothes

0:55:500:55:54

# He cares for me

0:55:550:55:59

# My baby don't care for

0:56:030:56:05

# Cars and races

0:56:070:56:10

# My baby don't care for

0:56:100:56:13

# High-tone places

0:56:160:56:18

# Liz Taylor is not his style

0:56:180:56:22

# And even Lana Turner's smile

0:56:230:56:26

# Something he can't see

0:56:270:56:31

# My baby don't care

0:56:340:56:39

# Who knows it

0:56:390:56:42

# My baby just cares for me... #

0:56:420:56:47

# My baby don't care for shows

0:57:540:57:57

# My baby don't care for clothes

0:57:580:58:00

# He cares for me

0:58:030:58:07

# My baby don't care for

0:58:100:58:13

# Cars and races

0:58:150:58:18

# Baby, baby don't care for

0:58:180:58:21

# He don't care for high-tone places

0:58:210:58:25

# Liz Taylor is not his style

0:58:250:58:29

# And even Liberace's smile

0:58:290:58:34

# Is something, something he can't see

0:58:340:58:38

# It's something he can't see

0:58:380:58:41

# I wonder what's wrong with baby

0:58:410:58:48

# My baby just cares for

0:58:490:58:53

# Oh, my baby just cares for

0:58:530:58:55

# My baby just cares for me. #

0:58:570:59:01

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0:59:040:59:07

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0:59:070:59:08

Presenting the best and most eclectic performances on the BBC from the world's best-known artists performing their interpretations of classic tracks from The Great American Songbook.

In chronological order, this programme takes us through a myriad of BBC studio performances, from Dame Shirley Bassey in 1966 performing The Lady is A Tramp, to Bryan Ferry in 1974 on Twiggy's BBC primetime show performing Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, to Captain Sensible on Top of the Pops in 1982 with his number one hit version of Happy Talk, through to Kirsty MacColl singing Miss Otis Regrets in 1994 to Jamie Cullum with his version of I Get a Kick Out Of You on Parkinson in 2004 and bang up to date with Brit winner Florence from Florence and the Machine performing My Baby Just Cares for Me with Jools Holland on his Annual Hootenanny at the end of 2009.

The Great American Songbook can best be described as the music and popular songs of the famous and prolific American composers of the 1920s and onwards. Composers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Hoagy Carmichael to name but a few... songwriters who wrote the tunes of Broadway theatre and Hollywood musicals that earned enduring popularity before the dawning of rock 'n' roll.

These famous songwriters have penned songs which have entered the general consciousness and which are now best described as standards - tunes which every musician and singer aspires to include in their repertoire.


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