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IF I COULD BE WITH YOU (ONE HOUR TONIGHT) (Lyrics: Henry Creamer / Music: James P. Johnson) McKinney's Cotton Pickers (vocal: George Thomas) - 1930 Louis Armstrong - 1930 Mound City Blue Blowers - 1930 Gene Austin - 1930 Seger Ellis - 1930 Tom Gerun & His Orch. (vocal: Pinky Tomlin) - 1930 Jack Teagarden & His Orch. - 1930 Hal Swain & His Band (vocal: Tom barratt) - 1930 Jack Albin Hotel Penn. Music (vocal: Bill Coty) - 1930 Wingy Manone & His Orch. (vocal: Kay Starr) - 1944 Eddy Duchin & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1945 Peggy Lee - 1947 Helen Humes - 1949 Billy Daniels - 1951 Woody Herman & Erroll Garner - 1954 Bing Crosby - 1954 The Fontane Sisters - 1955 Sunny Gale - 1955 Big Maybelle - 1956 Frank Sinatra (feat. in the film "The Joker Is Wild") - 1957 Julie London - 1957 Jimmy Rushing with Humphrey Lyttleton & His Band - 1957 Amos Milburn - 1957 Carmen McRae - 1959 Warren Barker Orch. - 1959 Rose Murphy - 1962 Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - 1962 Nancy Harrow - 1986 Marty Grosz & The Hot Winds - 2010 Also recorded by: Doris Day; Count Basie; Fats Waller; Rusty Draper; Stan Kenton; Tony Bennett; Les Elgart; Ruth Etting; Nancy King; Larry Adler; Benny Goodman; Ruby Braff; Bechet-Spanier Big 4; Earl Hines; Bobby Hackett; Terry Blaine; Eddie Condon; Blue Room Boys; Ella Fitzgerald; Buffalo Bills; Nat King Cole; Bill Henderson; ....... and many others. As recorded by McKINNEY'S COTTON PICKERS, 31st January 1930: I'm so blue, I don't know what to do All night long I seem to say to you I did wrong when I let you go away Now I dream about you night and day I'd be happy if I had you by my side I'd be happy if I knew you were my bride If I could be with you one hour tonight And free to do the things I might I want you to know that you couldn't go Until I showed you that I loved you so If I could be with you, I'd love you strong If I could be with you, I'd love you all night long I'm telling you true, you'd be anything but blue If I could be with you, for just one hour If I could be with you Be with you one hour tonight And free to do the things I might I want you to know that you couldn't go Bah-bee-dee-bah-dee-dee-dit If I could be with you, I'd love you strong If I could be with you, I'd love you all night long I'm telling you true, you'd be anything but blue If I could be with you, just for one hour If I could be with you (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - May 2012) ******************** As recorded by JACK TEAGARDEN: I'm so blue, I don't know what to do All day through, I seem to say to you I did wrong when I let you go away 'Cause now I dream about you night and day I'm so unhappy and dissatisfied I'll be happy if I had you by my side If I could be with you one li'l hour tonight And free to do all those little things I might I want you to know you wouldn't go Until I told you that I loved you so If I could be with you I'd love you long If I could be with you I'd love you strong And I'm telling you for true, you'd be anything but blue If I could be with you (Contributed by Bill Huntley - February 2005) ******************** As performed by RUTH ETTING and JAY VELIE in the 1930 short film "One Good Turn": RUTH: I'm so blue, I don't know what to do All day through, I'm pining jut for you I did wrong when I let you go away And now I dream about you night and day I'm unhappy and dissatisfied But I'd be happy if I had you by my side If I could be with you I'd love you strong If I could be with you I'd love you long I want you to know that I wouldn't go Until I told you, honey, that I love you so JAY: If I was free to do the things with you If I could do the things I know I'd do I'm telling you true, I'd be anything but blue If I could be with you RUTH: If I could be with you I'd love you strong If I could be with you I'd love you long I want you to know that I wouldn't go Until I told you, honey, that I love you so If I could be with you one hour tonight If I was free to do the things I might I'm telling you, I'd be anything but blue If I could be with you, for just one hour If I could be with you (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - August 2017)

    


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