Two By Two

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim


PROFILE
Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Stephen Sondheim
Year Written 1965
About Two By Two
“Two By Two” was written for the musical Do I Hear a Waltz? but was cut before the production opened.

Lyrics

Two by two by two
Everybody is two by two by two
Everybody is him and her
Everybody is on and on
Two by two and cookie makes three

One has none to lose
By myself I can say and do what I choose
But it’s funny when all is said and done
One and one make one
Have you heard the news
The world goes on by twos

One has none to lose
By myself I can say and do what I choose
But it’s funny when all is said and done
One and one make one
Have you heard the news
The world goes on, and on, and on, and on,
The world goes on by twos
The world goes on, and on, and on,
The world goes on by twos

Session / Album Information

1965

“Two By Two” was recorded on February 19, 1965 and released in 1965 on the album If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set. It was arranged by Don Costa.

This recording released on:

  • 1965: CL 2343 — If I Ruled The World (Songs For The Jet Set)
  • 1965: CS 9143 — If I Ruled The World (Songs For The Jet Set)
  • 1974: Embassy LP 12″: EMB 31058 — If I Ruled the World [UK]
  • 1997: CK 65317 — If I Ruled The World (Songs For The Jet Set)
  • 2011: Disc #31 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK30) If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set

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