Track Title:               The Girl I Love  (aka The Man I Love)

Album Title:               MTV Unplugged
Prime Artist:              Tony Bennett
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)

Producer:                  David Kahne
Lyrics:
{SPOKEN}
{Here's a, some brand new lyrics by Ira Gershwin
to the great music of his brother, George Gershwin}

Someday she'll come along, the girl I love
Her smile will be a song, the girl I love
And when she comes my way
I'll do my best to make her stay

I'll look at her and smile,
She'll understand
And in a little while I'll take her hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won't say a word

Maybe I will meet her Sunday
Maybe Monday, maybe not
But I'm sure I'll meet her one day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

I'll build a little home, just meant for two
From which we'll never roam; Who would, would you?
And so all else above I'm waiting for the girl I love

{applause, scat interlude}
{following is 'double time'}

Someday she'll come along, the girl I love
Her smile will be a song, the girl I love
When she comes my way
I'll do my best to make her stay

{piano solo}
Douglas?
{bass solo}
Clayton!
{drum solo}

{return to 'normal time'}

I'll build a little home, just meant for two
From which we'll never roam; Who would, would you?
So all else above I'm waiting for the girl,
The girl I love!
"The Man I Love" had the odd distinction of becoming a recognized standard despite its having been (1)
 thrown out of the musical for which it had been written
("Lady, Be Good!" in 1924); (2) sung in a show that flopped on the road (the 1927 "Strike Up the
Band"); (3) added to and then cut from a third musical
("Rosalie"); (4) rejected when "Strike Up the Band" was successfully revised in 1929. The reason for
the last situation was ironic: the song had become too well
known!

Contributed by Wayne Garvin {wgarvin@kw.igs.net}
Curator of Wayne Garvin's Lyrics Library

Transcription of Tony's version by Todd Peach {todd@thepeaches.com}


http://www.thepeaches.com/music/