Great Lyrics

Let’s listen to the words. Pate’s Pace is offering a special edition where we will concentrate on the lyrics. And to learn more about the songwriters, click on their pictures.

Here’s To Life, written by Artie Butler & Phyllis Molinary (both pictured below), is the first song on Shirley Horn’s Here’s To Life CD.

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When I Was A Child, written by Floyd Huddleston (pictured) and Mark McIntyre, and

Oh Love Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
composed by William Bowers

both sung by Peggy Lee
on her If You Go recording.

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Children Will Listen

composed by Steven Sondheim

sung by Barbra Streisand

on her Back to Broadway CD.

An Older Man Is Like an Elegant Wine, composed by Lee Wing, and A Woman’s Intuition, written by Victor Young and Ned Washington (all pictured below), both on Carol Sloane’s Sweet and Slow CD.

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Don’t Touch Me

composed by Teddy Edwards
sung by Ernestine Anderson

on Blues, Dues & Love News

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I Told You So

composed by Duncan Lamont,

sung by Natalie Cole

on Ask A Woman Who Knows

Where Do You Start (music by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman – all three pictured below) on Shirley Horn’s Here’s To Life, and Someone You’ve Loved composed by Johnny Pate and first recorded by Shirley Horn in 1965 on Travelin Light.

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You Don’t Have to Say You’re Sorry

written by Patti Austin

sung by Vanessa Williams

on The Sweetest Days

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Every time we say goodbye

composed by Cole Porter

sung by Diane Schuur

on In Tribute

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One Response to “Great Lyrics”

  1. Bobbie Fromberg Says:

    Thanks for the recommendation of Carol Sloan’s version of “A Woman’s Intuition”. I’ve been looking for it for a long time not knowing her name.

    I am the niece of the late Victor Young, collecting memorabilia for my children and grandchildren so they will know their unique heritage. I grew up in his home feeling closer to him than my own father. He had no children of his own so I was the daughter he never had.

    Ned Washington, who I knew very well also, wrote dynamite lyrics. It certainly isn’t easy to take a song with that title and rhyme with ‘intuition’ and make sense.

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