You’ll Never Get Away From Me

Gypsy-lp

PROFILE
Composer Jule Styne
Lyricist Stephen Sondheim
Year Written 1959
About You’ll Never Get Away From Me
“You’ll Never Get Away From Me” is from the 1959 Broadway musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman as Mama Rose. Gypsy is certainly one of the greatest musicals in history and Merman’s performance is legendary. “You’ll Never Get Away From Me” is sung to Mama Rose by her lover Herbie, played by Jack Klugman in the original production.

Lyrics

You’ll never get away from me
You can climb the tallest tree I’ll be there somehow
True, you could say, “Hey, here’s your hat”
But a little thing like that couldn’t stop me now

I couldn’t get away from you
Even if you told me to, so go on and try
Just try and you’re gonna see
How you’re gonna not at all get away from me

I couldn’t get away from you
Even if you told to, well go on and try
Just try and you’re gonna see
How you’re gonna not at all get away from me

Session / Album Information

1959

You’ll Never Get Away From Me was recorded on March 23, 1959 and released first as a single in that year. The first release of this song on an album was in 1962 on the album Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1959: Columbia 45: 4-41381
  • 1960: CBS 45: AAG 126
  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8335 — More Tony’s Greatest Hits
  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1535 — More Tony’s Greatest Hits
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8563 — Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits
  • 1962:  Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1763 — Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits
  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: DP 66010 — A String Of Tony’s Hits (UK)
  • 1973:  Columbia LP 12″: C 32239 — Sunrise, Sunset
  • 1990: Columbia CD: SOY21552 — The Good Life
  • 2005: Collectables CD: CCL8053 — The Good Life
  • 2007: Sony Music CD: 715320 — Sings the Ultimate American Songbook, Vol. 1
  • 2011: Disc #21 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK21) Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits
  • 2011: Disc #48 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK47) Sunrise, Sunset

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