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)
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)
The year 1997 what a year it was . The year of her sixtieth birthday with lots of concerts, tv. performances and the recording of a live CD plus a big hit with the Propellerheads. Below a few newspaper articles from that year.
CD Single/Vinyl Single: History Repeating Includes various mixes of History Repeating (with The Propellerheads)
Various Artists CD Album Decksandrumsandrockandroll The Propellerheads Album, includes History Repeating (with The Propellerheads)
Live CD Album The Birthday Concert
UK Concerts from July 1997 celebrating Shirley’s 60th birthday