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FROM THE ARCHIVE 486 -1998-

Today a few newspaper articles from 1998. That year also saw the release of the live CD Album The Diamond Collection; UK Concerts from July 1997 celebrating Shirley’s 60th birthday.

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)

FROM THE ARCHIVE 485 -1997-

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

Unofficial Dame Shirley Bassey News and Features

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