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The Man I Love

この George & Ira  Gershwin の曲は男性と女性を交換して歌うのは難しそうである。なんか当時の粋な女性歌手はほとんどすべてこの曲を唄ったんではないかという気がする。YouTube にはみつからなかったけど、Mildred Bailey も Red Norvo のバンドをバックに歌ったものがあるはずである。Verse が省略されることが多く、Chorus からだと He って誰のことと思うのだが、Prince Charming だってことを始めて知った。日本だと青江三奈が歌ったものがある。

 

(Verse)
When the mellow moon begins to beam
Every night I dream a little dream
And, of course, Prince Charming is the theme,
The he for me
Although I realize as well as you
It is seldom that a dream comes true
To me it's clear
That he'll appear

(Chorus)
Some day he'll come along,
The man I love
And he'll be big and strong,
The man I love
And when he comes my way
I'll do my best to make him stay

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

 

Maybe I shall meet him Sunday
Maybe Monday, maybe not
Still I'm sure to meet him one day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

He'll build a little home
Just meant for two
From which I'll never roam
Who would—would you?
And so all else above
I'm dreaming of the man I love


 

 

1927:

Marrion Harris:

1928:

Sophie Tucker:

1936:

Elsabeth Weltch:

1939:

Dorthy Lamour:

Artie Shaw:

Frances Langford:

Billie Holiday:

1940:

Helen Forrest w/ Benny Goodman and his Orchestra :

1941:

Lena Horne:

1944:

Lee Wiley w/ Eddie Condon:

1945:

Hazel Scott:

1946:

Billie Holiday:

1948:

Sarah Vaughan:

1955:

Anita O’Day:

1957:

Sarah Vaughan:

Peggy Lee:

1958:

Sarah Vaughan:

Patti Page:

1957

Eydie Gormé:

1959:

Ella Fitzgerald:

Keely Smith:

1960:

Dinah Shore: