Nobody Else But Me

Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern

Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern


PROFILE
Composer Jerome Kern
Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein
Year Written 1946
About Nobody Else But Me
“Nobody Else But Me” was written for the 1946 Broadway revival of Show Boat, replacing a reprise of “Why Do I Love You?” near the end of Act Two. It was the last song that Jerome Kern wrote; he died shortly before the 1946 production opened. This song has been used in other revivals as well.

Lyrics

I want to be no one but me
I am in love with a lady who likes me the way I am
I have my faults, she likes my faults
I’m not very bright, she’s not very bright

She thinks I’m grand, that’s grand for me
She may be wrong, but if we get along
What do we care? Say we

Walking on the shore, swimming in the sea
When I am with her, I’m glad the boy who’s with her
Is nobody else but me

Session / Album Information

1964

“Nobody Else But Me” was recorded on March 26, 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]
  • 1990: Columbia House Music Collection CD: C22 7973 — The Great American Composers: Jerome Kern
  • 1991: Columbia CD: C4K 46843 — Forty Years – The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1993: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6641 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty 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

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