For this Video Show Case the second duet of Dame Shirley with Mike Douglas. Mike Douglas sings the Frank Sinatra song called ‘Around the world’ and our Dame sings the Patsy Cline song called ‘Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey’. originally called; ‘Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home’. The song was written in 1902!
Around the world; Written by Norreen, Claus / Rasted, Soren.
Around the world I’ve searched for you I traveled on till hope was gone to keep a rendezvous I knew somewhere, sometime, somehow You’d look at me and I would see the smile you’re smiling now It might have been in County Down in ol’ New York, in gay Paris , or even London town No more will I go all around the world I found my world in you.
Won’t you come home, Bill Bailey won’t you come home I moan the whole night long I’ll do the cookin’, honey, I’ll pay the rent I know I’ve done you wrong Remember that rainy evening I put you out nothin’ but a fine tooth comb Well ain’t that a shame, I know I’m to blame, Bill Bailey, won’t you please come home.
I FOUND MY WORLD IN YOU.
The year 1969 was also the year Shirley Bassey recorded the album: ‘Does anybody miss me’. The title being very appropriate as she moved that year from the UK to Switzerland.
On the cover of the album Shirley’s wears the dress that she was not allowed to wear on this Mike Douglas Show because it was to revealing.
The ‘Does anybody miss me’ album was re-issued on CD in 2009 by BGO along with the 1968 album ‘This is my life’.
For this blog the first of two duets Shirley Bassey did with Mike Douglas from the April 8th. 1969 Mike Douglas show. Song: You’re Just In Love -I Wonder Why-. From the Broadway Show “Call Me Madam” (1950) (Irving Berlin). Shirley Bassey was co-host on the Mike Douglas Show for the whole week and dressed very conservative as she wasn’t allowed to wear any of her revealing gowns for the American TV. Below also a newspapaper article from 1969. (From the George Webb collection)
Mike Douglas: I hear singing and there’s no one there I smell blossoms and the trees are bare All day long I seem to walk on air I wonder why, I wonder why and I keep talking in my sleep at night And what’s more I’ve lost my appetite Stars that used to twinkle in the skie Are twinkling in my eye, I wonder why Shirley Bassey: You don’t need analyzing It is not so surprising That you feel very strange but nice Your heart goes pitter patter I know just what’s the matter Because I’ve been there once or twice Put your head on my shoulder I need someone who’s older A rub down with a velvet glove There is nothing you can take To relieve that pleasant ache You’re not sick, you’re just in love
MALE & FEMALE VOICES INTERWOVEN: Mike: I hear singing and there’s no one there Shirley: You don’t need analyzing, it is not so surprising Mike: I smell blossoms and the trees are bare Shirley: That you feel very strange but nice Mike: All day long I seem to walk on air Shirley: My heart goes pitter patter, I know just what’s the matter Mike: I wonder why, I wonder why Shirley: Because I’ve been there once or twice Mike: I keep tossing in my sleep at night Shirley: Put your head on my shoulder, you need someone who’s older Mike: And what’s more I’ve lost my appetite Shirley: A rub down with a velvet glove Mike: Stars that used to twinkle in the skies Shirley: There is nothing you can take Mike: Are twinkling in my eyes Shirley: To relieve that pleasant ache Mike: I wonder why Shirley: You’re not sick you’re just in love
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