Who Cares (So Long As You Care For Me)

George and Ira Gershwin

George and Ira Gershwin


PROFILE
Composer George Gershwin
Lyricist Ira Gershwin
Year Written 1931
About Who Cares
George and Ira Gershwin wrote this song in 1931 for the Broadway musical Of Thee I Sing. It’s one of their very popular songs with many fine recordings, including those by Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland. Tony Bennett sings this song regularly in concerts to this day.

Lyrics

Who cares if the sun cares to fall in the sea?
Who cares what banks failed in Yonkers?
As long as you’ve got a kiss that conquers

Why should I care?
Life is one long jubilee
As long as I care for you, and you care for me

Who cares if the sun cares to fall in the sea?
Who cares about a bank that failed in Yonkers?
As long as you have got a kiss that conquers

Why should I care?
Life is one long jubilee
As long as I care for you, and you care for me

Session / Album Information

1967

“Who Cares” was recorded on July 18, 1967 and was released in 2011 on the album For Once In My Life, part of the Tony Bennett Complete Collection. It was arranged by John Bunch.

This recording released on:

  • 1989: Columbia House Music Collection CD: C21 7925 — The Great American Composers: George and Ira Gershwin
  • 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
  • 2011: Disc #35 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK34) Tony Makes It Happen!
  • 2013: Columbia/Legacy – Sixty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett

1993

“Who Cares” was recorded in July 1993 and was released that year on Steppin’ Out. It was arranged by Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1993: Columbia CD: CK 57424 — Steppin’ Out
  • 2011: Disc #59 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK58) Steppin’ Out

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