Lucky To Be Me

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PROFILE
Composer Leonard Bernstein
Lyricists Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Year Written 1944
About Lucky To Me
“Lucky To Me” was written for the 1944 musical On The Town, where it was introduced by John Battles. The song (as were most of the songs from the score) was cut from the 1949 film.

Lyrics

I used to think it might be fun to be
Anyone else but me
I thought that it would be a pleasant surprise
To wake up as a couple of other guys

But now that I’ve found you
I’ve changed my point of view
And now I wouldn’t give a dime to be
Anyone else but me

Oh, what a day
Fortune smiled and came my way
Bringing love I never thought I’d see
I’m so lucky to be me

What a night
Suddenly you came in sight
Looking just the way I’d hope you’d be
I’m so lucky to be me

I am simply thunderstruck
At this change in my luck
Knew at once I wanted you
Never dreamed you’d want me too

I’m so proud you chose me from all the crowd
There’s no other guy I’d rather be
Oh, I could laugh out loud
I’m so lucky to be me

Yes, I’m so proud you chose me from all the crowd
There’s no other guy I’d rather be
Oh, I could laugh out loud
I’m so lucky to be me

Session / Album Information

1976

“Lucky To Me” was recorded in September, 1976 and was released the following year on Together Again.

This recording released on:

  • 1977: Improv LP 12″: 7117 — Together Again
  • Disky CD: BX 883552 — As Time Goes By
  • 1991: DRG CD: CDMRS901 — Together Again
  • 1996: Victor CD: VICJ-5177 — Together Again
  • 1999: Rhino CD: R2 75837 — Together Again
  • 2000: Horatio Nelson CD: HNRCD9001 — The Essential Tony Bennett (UK)
  • 2002: Recall CD: RECA 353 — Have You Met Miss Jones? [UK]
  • 2003: Concord CD: CCD-2198 — Together Again
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2009: Concord CD: FAN-31281 — The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings
  • 2011: Disc #53 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK52) Together Again

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