Have You Met Miss Jones?

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PROFILE
Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Lorenz Hart
Year Written 1937
About Have You Met Miss Jones?
Rodgers and Hart wrote “Have You Met Miss Jones?” for the musical revue I’d Rather Be Right. It’s one of their sweetest and most charming love songs, as the young man who is introduced to Miss Jones and falls in love immediately. In addition to Bennett’s recording, other significant recordings include those by Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

Lyrics

It happened
I felt it happened
I was awake
I wasn’t blind
I didn’t think
I felt it happened
now I believe in matter over mind.

And now you see we mustn’t wait
the nearest moment that we marry is too late!

Have you met Miss Jones
someone said as we shook hands
She was just Miss Jones to me

Then I said, “Miss Jones
you’re a girl who understands
I’m a man who must be free.”

And all at once I lost my breath
and all at once was scared to death
and all at once I oned the earth and sky!

Now I met Miss Jones
and well keep on meeting till we die
Miss Jones and I

Session / Album Information

1964

“Have You Met Miss Jones?” was recorded on October 15, 1964. It features Herbie Hancock (piano), Stan Getz (tenor sax), Ron Carter (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums).

This recording released on:

  • CBS LP 12″: 32276 — Tony Bennett, Stan Getz & Friends
  • 1987: Columbia CD: CK 65049 — This Is Jazz #33
  • 1987: CBS LP 12″: 4504651 — Jazz (UK)
  • 1987: Columbia LP 12″: C2 40424 — Jazz
  • 1987: Columbia CD: CGK 40424 — Jazz
  • 1990: Columbia House Music Collection CD: C21/22 7971 — The Great American Composers: Rodgers & Hart
  • 2011: Disc #1 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK1) Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 1

1973

“Have You Met Miss Jones?” was recorded in July, 1973 and released in 1976 on Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs.

This recording released on:

  • 1976: Improv LP 12″: 7113 — Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs
  • 1991: Improv LP 12″: DARC2-2102 — The Rodgers And Hart Songbook
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2005: Concord CD: 2243 — Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
  • 2006: Universal CD: 3122432 — Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook (UK)
  • 2011: Disc #50 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK49) Tony Bennett’s Sings 10 Rodgers & Hart Songs

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