It Amazes Me

Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh

Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh



PROFILE
Composer Cy Coleman
Lyricist Carolyn Leigh
Year Written 1958
About It Amazes Me
“It Amazes Me” is one of the non-theatrical popular songs written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. Liza Minnelli recorded this song when she was only eighteen years old on her first album. It has also been recorded by Bill Evans, George Shearing and Cleo Laine.

Lyrics

My height, just average
My weight, just average
My IQ is like you’d estimate, just average
But evidently she does not agree.
Consequently if I seem at sea…

It amazes me
It simply amazes me
What she sees in me dazzles me,
Dazes me
That I’ve learned to clip my wings
And soften my ways.
These are ordinary things unworthy of praise
Yet she praises my just knowing I try for
When so many would, if they could, die for her.
I’m the one who’s worthy, wise
And nothing much fazes me
But to see me in her eyes…..

It just amazes me.

Session / Album Information

1958

“It Amazes Me” was recorded on April 9, 1958 and released in 1958 on the album Long Ago and Far Away. It was arranged by Frank DeVol.

This recording released on:

  • 1958: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1186 — Long Ago And Far Away
  • 2011: Disc #12 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK2) Long Ago and Far Away

1962

“It Amazes Me” 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

1994

“It Amazes Me” was recorded and televised live on April 12, 1994 on MTV. The MTV Unplugged album was released in June of that year. The songs from the televised concert were arranged by Tony Bennett and the Ralph Sharon Trio.

This recording released on:

  • 1993: Columbia CD: CK 66214 — MTV Unplugged
  • 2011: Discs #60/61 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK59) MTV Unplugged

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