I’m Just a Lucky So and So

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington


PROFILE
Composer Duke Ellington
Lyricist Mack David
Year Written 1945
About I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So
A favorite song of Tony Bennett, “I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So” has also been recorded by Billy Eckstine, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.

Lyrics

As I walk down the street
seems everyone I meet
gives me a friendly hello.
I guess I’m just a lucky so and so

The birds in every tree
are all so neighborly.
They sing wherever I go.
I guess I’m just a lucky so and so

If you should ask me the amount
in my bank account
I’d have to confess that I’m slippin’
but that don’t worry me, confidentially
I’ve got a dream that’s a pippin

And when the day is through
Each night I hurry to
a home where love waits, I know.
I guess I’m just a lucky so and so

If you should ask me the amount
in my bank account
I’d have to confess that I’m slippin’
but that don’t worry me, confidentially
I’ve got a dream that’s a pippin

And when the day is through
Each night I hurry to
a home where love waits, I know.
I guess I’m just a lucky so and so

I’m just a lucky, lucky so and so

Session / Album Information

1956

“I’m Just a Lucky So and So” was recorded on September 11, 1956 and released in 1957 on the album Tony.


This recording also released on:

  • 2007:  Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2008:  Not Now Music CD: NOT3CD010 — Three Original Hit Albums [UK
  • 2011: Disc #10 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK10) Tony

1962

“I’m Just a Lucky So and So” was recorded live at Tony Bennett’s concert at Carnegie Hall on June 9, 1962 and was initially released in 1962 on the album Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall. Ralph Sharon arranged the song.

This recording released on:

  • 1962: CBS LP 12″: BPG62116 — At Carnegie Hall – Part 1 (UK)
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8705 — At Carnegie Hall – vol.1
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: C2L 23 — Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: C2S 823 — Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall
  • 1993: Sony Music Special Products CD: 15056 — Tony Bennett Sings for You
  • 1995: Sony Music CD: WK 75012 — Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall
  • 1997: Columbia CD: C2K 64609 — At Carnegie Hall June 9, 1962: Complete Concert
  • 2011: Disc #25 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK24) Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall

1999

“I’m Just A Lucky So And So” was recorded in May 1999 and released that same year on the album Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool. It was arranged by Ralph Burns.

This recording released on:

  • 1998: Columbia CD: CK 63668 — Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool
  • 2011: Disc #65 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK63) Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool

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