Cute

Neal Hefti

Neal Hefti


PROFILE
Composer Neal Hefti
Lyricist Stanley Styne
Year Written 1958
About Cute
“Cute,” written by Neal Hefti and Stanley Styne (Jule Styne’s son), was first recorded in 1958 by Count Basie on the album Basie Plays Hefti. Hefti, who had played trumpet for Woody Herman in the 1940s, started arranging for Basie in in 1950 and helped define the modern sound of Basie’s orchestra. It was during this time that Hefti began to flourish as a composer. He went on to compose scores for several films (How To Murder Your Wife, Barefoot in the Park, Harlow) and television shows (Batman, The Odd Couple).

Lyrics

Mind if I say you’re cute
In every way you’re cute
Those big blue eyes
That turned up nose
That cool and carefree pose.

I mean I like your style
That sly intriguing smile
Your every mood
Your attitude
Just add up to you’re cute.

I mean I like  your style
That sly intriguing smile
Your every mood
Your attitude
Just add up to you’re cute.

Those big blue eyes
That turned up nose
That cool and carefree pose.

Your every mood
Your attitude
Just add up to you’re cute.

Session / Album Information

1971

“Cute” was recorded on September 11, 1972 and released that year on the album The Good Things In Life. It was arranged by Robert Farnon.

This recording released on:

  • 1972: MGM LP 12″: MV-5088 — The Good Things In Life
  • 1972: Verve LP 12″: V6 5088 — The Good Things In Life
  • 1972: Philips LP 12″: 6641297 — Spotlight On Tony Bennett (UK)
  • 1973: Verve LP 12″: SE 4929 — Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits No. 7
  • 1991: Curb CD: D2-77447 — The Best Of Tony Bennett
  • 2011: Disc #45 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK44) The Good Things In Life
  • 2011: Disc #47 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK46) Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits Volume 7

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