Sweet Georgie Fame

Blossom Dearie

Blossom Dearie


PROFILE
Songwriters Blossom Dearie, Sandra Harris
Year Written 1967
About Sweet Georgie Fame
Blossom Dearie told The New York Times in 1981 “I was in London in 1966, when a bass player told me I should go hear the skiffle, rock, blues and jazz singer Georgie Fame, He said I’d like him, and I did – very much. Then I was visiting a friend, where Georgie Fame’s records were on, and her kids were dancing to them. I got a melody from that, and my friend’s sister, Sandra Black (Harris) wrote words to it.”

Lyrics

Words and music are all that I need
I will follow wherever they lead
And I’m finding more fun in the game
A groovy boy has brought us joy, sweet Georgie Fame
Oh, I heard him one night quite by chance
Now wherever I’m walking, I dance
And London is not quite the same
’cause when it sings, the city swings, sweet Georgie FameLondon Bridge is falling down
Pop songs I hear with suspicion
But now at last I’m glad to meet a sweet lovin’ real good musician
Oh, from Broadway to Festival Hall
I have listened and I’ve heard them all
And they say there’s a few million dames
That are impressed, their ears are blessed with Georgie FameSo stay a while, you’ll see ’em smile, you won’t complain
His hands and feet make music sweet, you’ll miss your train
Your goose is cooked, you’re gettin’ hooked
On Georgie Fame!!!

Session / Album Information

1968

“Sweet Georgie Fame” was recorded on February 26, 1968 and released that year on the album Yesterday I Heard The Rain. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

This recording released on:

  • 1968: CBS 45: 3573
  • 1968: CBS 45: 3573 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain [UK promo]
  • 1968: Columbia 45: 4-44510
  • 1968: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9678 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain
  • 1968: CBS LP 12″: 63351 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #36 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK35) Yesterday I Heard The Rain

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