He Lives In A World Of His Own/ Who The Hell

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In 1966 Shirley Bassey recorded two songs that were released on an extremely rare demo acetate.

The A-side “He Lives In A World Of His Own” is from the musical “Oliver” – a slow and moving song it is thought was intended for the album “I’ve Got A Song For You” but did not appear on the final release (the album was re-released on CD by BGO alongside “And We Were Lovers”)

On the B-side is the rather more up tempo “Who The Hell.”

For many years finding a good quality recording has eluded us. The Bassey Blog is delighted that thanks to to the kind actions of fan and collector Mark Harrison, the acetate has been lovingly digitised for our enjoyment.

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Who The Hell audio
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Lyrics He lives in a world of his own:

trkl016gHow can I tell him I love him?

When he lives in a world his own.

How do you make a man listen?

When the man you love stands alone.

I can’t demand his attention,

Like a child who is not fully grown,

How can I show him I love him?

When he lives I a world of his own?

trkl016fLord knows I do the best I can,

To give the best in me.

But when he needs me most of all,

I stand by helplessly.

trkl016eHow can I tell him I love him?

When he is never alone?

How can I show him,?

When I hardly know him,

He lives in a world of his own. 

3 thoughts on “He Lives In A World Of His Own/ Who The Hell”

  1. Thank you Pieter. I always enjoy this lovely family video with DSB, Sergio and the children. Where is the song “Who the Hell” from? Now, that’s an interesting and entertaining song, and DSB and her collaborators sing it wonderfully. Thank you Mr. Harrison also.

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    1. Who the Hell is likely from the stage musical ” Oliver ” Shirley was up for the film but producers thought her colour may have been a problem !
      That was silly because we had African people in London during the reign of Elizabeth 1 in 1558-1603

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  2. “Who the hell” thought that these songs were not good enough for the album “I’ve Got A Song For You” ??? They are great!!!
    Many thanks to Mr. Harrison and Pieter!!

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