I’ve Got Just About Everything

Bob Dorough

Bob Dorough


PROFILE
Composer and Lyricist Bob Dorough
Year Written unknown
About I’ve Got Just About Everything
Written by the marvelous jazz pianist and composer Bob Dorough, this song is a true joy to listen to. In his liner notes for Forty/Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Bennett says that “this one explains how a singer feels when he sings a song everyone likes.”

Lyrics

I’ve got just about everything that I need
To make this life that I lead an enjoyable thing
I’ve got bluebirds and posies and robins and rosies
All kinds of flowers that bloom
All kinds of birds that sing

I’ve got just about everything that I want
To make this Earth that I walk a miraculous place
I’ve got fresh air and sunshine and mountains and may wine
And what is really a boon: I love the human race

When I say just about, just about, just about everything
I mean I must admit: one thing is really missing
Well, I’m not complaining
With or without it I still got what I got
But you could better my life with some of your huggin’ and kissin’
That’s what I’m missin’

Just say those words that I long to hear you say
And then my life will be complete and full to the top
And I’ll share all my treasures, my riches and pleasures
Makin the two of us one
That’s all that need be done

Say you’ll be my own, my one and only one
Then I can say I’ve got everything I need

I’ve got just about everything that it takes
To set the scene and make it a marvelous bit
I’ve got barrels of laughter and hope ever after
And though I don’t like to boast, shucks baby I’ve got “it”

I’ve got just about everything that there is
To make this her’s and his a terrific affair
I’ve got dewdrops and oceans and all kinds of notions
And since I dig you the most I’ve got the urge to share

Thought I’ve got just about, just about, just about everything
I know for sure by now I really need what’s lacking
No doubt about it, living without it I might turn out a slob
At best remain just a blob
So darling won’t you supply it? Come on, let’s try it

I could go on just as I am year after year
Yet with that one thing more I know I’ll reach the divine
That’s to have you and hold you and now that I’ve told you
Please make a positive sign
Saying that you’ll be mine
And we’ll have everything
Oh, how my heart will sing
Then I can say I’ve got everything I need

Session / Album Information

1964

“I’ve Got Just About Everything” was recorded on March 27, 1964 and released in 1964 on the album When Lights Are Low. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8975 — When Lights Are Low
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 2175 — When Lights Are Low
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5242 — When Lights Are Low [Japan]
  • 1991: Columbia CD: CSK 4083 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett (Promo) 
  • 1993: Columbia CD: C4K 46843 — Forty Years – The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 2004:CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6641 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett 
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 69699 85807 2 — When Lights Are Low
  • 2011: Disc #29 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK28) When Lights Are Low
  • 2013: Columbia/Legacy – Sixty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett

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