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Exactly Like You
1930 Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
From the Broadway Musical International Revue, recorded by a variety of artists among which Frank Sinatra; Tony Bennett; Sam Cooke; Vic Damone; Ella Fitzgerald; Frankie Laine; Willie Nelson; Oscar Peterson; Tommy Dorsey; Aretha Franklin; Django Reinhardt; Earl Hines; Dizzy Gillespie; Coleman Hawkins. See Wikipedia article.

Recording sessions
1959 September 12: New York Town Hall
 
 
1959 October: New York
I know why I waited
Know why I've been blue
I've been waiting each day
For someone
Exactly like you

Why should I spend some money
On a show or two
When nobody sings
Those love songs
Exactly like you

You make me feel so grand
I wanna give this world to you
You make me understand
These foolish little dreams I'm dreaming
And schemes I'm scheming

Now I know why my mama
She taught me to be true
She knew just around the corner
Was somebody
Like you

You make me feel so grand
I wanna give this world to you
Baby you make me understand
These foolish little dreams I'm dreaming
Schemes I'm scheming

Now I know why my mama
She taught me to be true
She knew just around the corner
Yes she knew just around the corner
There was somebody exactly like you

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1977 December 4: London (UK) Theatre Royal Drury Lane
 
1980 July 18: Montreal (CA) Place Des Arts Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
2006 [6:51] CD 1 Hidden Treasures Not On Label (NL)
 
 
1997 December 18: Warsaw (PL) Kongresowa Hall
 
Unknown recording session
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