Nobody does it like me

Nobody Does It Like Me 
Music written by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields.

Released in 1974 on the album Nobody Does It Like Me. Live on The Birthday Concert in 1997 and from the same concert on The Diamond Collection. The studio version is available on CD on the collection Diamonds Are Forever. A live video recording has been released on Live In Concert – You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet and on the TV Show DVD A Special Lady.

This song is from the Broadway musical “Seesaw”. The premiere was on March 18th, 1973 in the Uris Theatre in New York, and the musical had 296 performances though the show never recouped its investment. “Seesaw” was a two-handed play about a kooky, loveable single girl and her relationship with a strait-laced lawyer. If You’re interested in the disastrous background of the production read Seesaw on the Dorothy Fields Website.

Another song performed by Shirley Bassey composed by the same duo is Big Spender.

If you like to download the sheet music CLICK HERE please.

For a live version of ‘Nobody does it like me’ click left please (From the 1985 concert at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff)

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Lyrics

If there’s a wrong way to do it
A wrong way to play it
 
Nobody does it like me

If there’s a wrong way to do it
A right way to screw it up
 
Nobody does it like me

I’ve got a big loud mouth
I’m always talking much to free
 
If you go for tact and manners
Better stay away from me
 
If there’s a wrong way to keep it cool
A right way to be a fool
 
Nobody does it like me

I hear a love song or ballad
I toss like a salad
 
Nobody tosses like me

And when my evenings get tougher
I just take two bufferin’
And drink a hot cup of tea
 
Last night I met an old acquaintance
At a fancy corner pub
 
He said: Come on, let’s have some supper
So he used my credit-club
 
If there’s a wrong way to take a guy
The worst way to make a guy
 
Nobody does it like me

If there’s a wrong bell, I ring it
A wrong note, I sing it
 
Nobody does it like me

If there’s a problem, I duck it
I don’t solve it, I just muck it up
 
Nobody does it like me

As though I try to be a lady
I’m no lady, I’m a frog
 
And when I talk like I’m a lady
What I sound like is a frog
 
If there’s a wrong way to get a guy
The right way to lose a guy
 
Nobody does it like me

Nobody does it No, nobody does it 
Nobody does it like me
Nobody does it like me

(Transcribed by David and Roman)

2 thoughts on “Nobody does it like me”

  1. I still have a copy of the “Nobody Does It Like Me” album. Still sensational. Thank You, Dame Shirley for the concert memories.

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  2. WHAT A WONDERFUL EVENING THAT WAS. QUEUED ALL NIGHT FOR TICKETS IN THE COLD IN CARDIFF WITH – MANAGED FRONT ROW SEATS WITH THE “OLD BASSEY FAITHFULS” – THE BOUQUET OF FLOWERS, ON THAT STOOL, WE HAD BROUGHT ALL THE WAY FROM BIRMINGHAM. SUCH WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF A TRULY GRACIOUS LADY.

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