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LOOKING AT YOU From the London & Broadway Show "Wake Up And Dream" (1929) (Cole Porter) Jessie Matthews & Sonnie Hale (London Production) - 1929 Jack Payne & His BBC Dance Orch. (vocal: Jack Payne) - 1929 Jack Hylton & His Orch. (vocal: Sam Browne) - 1929 Jessie Matthews & Dave Fitzgibbon (Broadway Production) - 1930 Lee Wiley (with Paul Weston & His Orch.) - 1940 Mel Tormé - 1957 Lucy Ann Polk (with the Marty Paich Quintet) - 1957 Jeri Southern - 1959 Jimmy Rowles - 1972 Bing Crosby (with Pete Moore & His Orch.) - 1975 Barbara Carroll - 1988 Mark Murphy - 2000 Also recorded by: Liza Minnelli; Johnny Mathis; Mabel Mercer; Terry Blaine; Oscar Peterson; Stéphane Grappelli; Ruby Braff; Bobby Short. I've gone afar, collecting objets d'art I know the whole game by heart Why, Joe Duveen Will tell you what I mean 'Twas I who gave him his start But since I looked, dear, in your direction I've quite forgotten my art collection To be exact You simply prove the fact That nature's greater than art Looking at you While troubles are fleeing I'm admiring the view 'Cause it's you I'm seeing And the sweet honeydew Of wellbeing settles upon me What is this light That shines when you enter Like a star in the night And what's to prevent 'er From destroying my sight If you centre all of it on me Looking at you I'm filled with the essence of The quintessence of joy Looking at you I hear poets tellin' of Lovely Helen of Troy, darling Life seemed so grey I wanted to end it Till that wonderful day You started to mend it And if you'll only stay Then I'll spend it looking at you ++++++++++ As rec by Lee Wiley, April 15th 1940, New York: Lookin' at you While troubles are fleeing, I'm admiring the view 'Cause it's you I'm seeing; The sweet honeydew Of wellbeing settles upon me! What is this light That shines when you enter Like a star in the night? What's to prevent her From destroying my sight If you centre all of it on me? Looking at you, I feel we're the essence of, The quintessence of joy! Looking at you, I hear poets telling of Lovely Helen of Troy! Life seemed so grey, I wanted to end it, Till that wonderful day You started to mend it! And if you'll only stay, Then I'll spend it looking at you! Looking at you, I feel we're the essence of, The quintessence of joy! Looking at you, I hear poets telling of Lovely Helen of Troy! Darlin', life seemed so grey, I wanted to end it, Till that wonderful day You started to mend it! If you'll only stay, Then I'll spend it lookin' at you! Then I'll spend it looking at you! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - July 2011) ++++++++++

    


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