For the first video showcase of this new year we go back to Christmas 50 years ago when Dame Shirley Bassey had a hit with the song ‘I’ll get by (as long as I have you)’. Below a newspaper article where Shirley shares her memories of Christmas 1961. (From the George Webb collection)
‘I’ll get by (as long as I have you)’ is a popular song with music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Roy Turk. It was published in 1928 and originally sung by Aileen Stanley. The song was revived to even greater success in 1944, when the 1940 recording by Harry James (Dick Haymes vocal) was re-released (Billboard #1). The Ink Spots version was also popular in 1944, reaching the retail top ten. Later covers include: Connie Francis, whose 1958 recording made #19 on the UK charts, and was covered by Embassy Records singer Maureen Evans; Shirley Bassey’s 1961 recording hit #10 on the UK charts.
Below you can find the sheet music of the song and for those who want to download it CLICK HERE
I’ll Get By
I’ll get by as long as I have you Though there’ll be rain and darkness too
I’ll not complain, I’ll see it through
Though you maybe far away, it’s true
Say what care I dear I”ll get by as long as I have you