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Shirley Bassey Sheet Music

Duets # 42

2007-edna

For this blog we I have the duet Dame Shirley did with Dame Edna on the 2007 ‘Dame Edna Show’. 

Special thanks to Andre for the sheet music

FROM THE ARCHIVE 518 -1964-

The year 1964 is of course the Goldfinger year! But another great song was recorded that year as a single: Gone. Here we have the sheet music for this great song.

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.

A live version of Nobody Does It Like Me  (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)

And I Love You So

And I Love You So
Written by Don McLean.

Today a review of ‘And I love you so’. Along with a video from the French 1988 TV-program ‘Le Grand Echiquier’ where Shirley featured this song live. She sounds a bit nasal because of a cold she had and another great live version from 1990 Carnegie Hall. I also found the sheet music of this song that you can see below. 

Released 1972 on a single and on the album And I Love You So. Also recorded together with the London Symphony Orchestra 1984 on the album I Am What I Am. A live recording is available on the album Live at Carnegie Hall.

1970 a record with some songs of Don McLean was issued under the title “Tapestry” containing among other songs “And I Love Her So”. 1970 Perry Como covered this song as “And I Love You So” on his album “It’s Impossible”. 1973 he re-released the song and reached No. 29 in the US Billboard.

Don McLean had not reached the charts with the song, but 1971 with the famous “American Pie”. For that song McLean even became the subject of the hit Killing Me Softly With His Song. But the singer refused to let the success of “American Pie” straitjacket his career. In subsequent records he avoided any attempts to recreate the “American Pie” flavor; his sales plummeted, and his later releases even failed to chart. Though this does not mean that he has not a big number of fans around the world, and he’s regularly giving concerts. For much more info on Don McLean look at The Official Don McLean Web SiteDon McLean Online or Don McLean: The Legendary American Singer/Songwriter.

Lyrics

And I love you so
The people ask me how
How I’ve lived till now
I tell them I don’t know
I guess they understand
How lonely life has been
But life began again
The day you took my hand

And yes, I know
How lonely life can be
The shadows follow me
And the night won’t set me free
But I don’t let the evening get me down
Now that you’re around me

And you loved me too
Your thoughts are just for me
You set my spirit free
I’m happy that you do
The book of life is brief
And once a page is read
All but love is there
That is my belief

And yes, I know
How loveless life can be
The shadows follow me
And the night won’t set me free
But I don’t let the evening get me down
Now that you’re around me

And I love you so
The people ask me how
How I’ve lived till now
I tell them I don’t know

(Transcribed by Roman)

Picture from the cover of the single And I Love You So