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WHY DON’T YOU PRACTISE WHAT YOU PREACH (Goodhart / Hoffman / Sigler) The Boswell Sisters 1943* Other recordings: Jan Garber & His Orch. (vocal: Lee Bennett) - 1934 Adrian's Ramblers (vocal: Chick Bullock) - 1934 Speckled Red - 1934 Blossom Seeley & Benny Fields - 1935 You’re always tellin’ me What I ought to do Tellin' me it’s wrong to look at somebody new You’re tellin’ me and I’m tellin’ you Why don’t you practice what you preach. You’re always tellin’ me To wait until you call I wait and wait and wait And then you don’t call at all You’re callin’ me, well I’m callin’ you Why don’t you practice what you preach. You tell me I’m your sugar pie You swear you’ll never tell a lie You even say you hope to die Well how come you say it with your fingers crossed. You’re always askin’ me To name that certain day Then you change the subject And you think it’s OK You’re askin’ me, well I’m askin’ you Why don’t you practice what you preach. (bridge) I’ve had a lot of time to do some thinkin’ Stayin' home alone every night And now I’m takin’ time to view some talkin’ Separatin’ wrong from right. Now, you’re always tellin’ me What I ought to do Tellin’ me it’s wrong to look at somebody new You’re tellin’ me, well I’m tellin’ you Why don’t you practice what you preach. Always tellin’ me to wait until you call I wait and wait and wait And you don’t call at all You’re callin’ me, well I’m callin’ you Why, why don’t you practice what you preach. You tell me I’m your sugar pie You swear you’ll never tell a lie You even say that you hope to die How come you say it with your fingers crossed. You’re always askin’ me To name that certain day Then you change the subject And you think it’s OK You’re tellin’ me, I’m tellin’ you Why don’t you practice what you preach. Why don’t you tell me Why don’t you practise what you preach. Why don’t you tell me Why don’t you practise what you preach. Why don’t you practise what you preach. NOTES: The 3 sisters, Martha, Connee & Helvetia (Vet), were known for their very intricate harmonies in vocal jazz. Some refer to this as 'swing' jazz. They were affectionately known as 'The Bozzies' by their enthusiastic fans - Website http://www.bozzies.org/ *The Boswell Sisters with Studio orchestra, Victor Young (dir) Manny Klein, Bunny Berigan (tpt) Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Chuck Campbell (tbn) Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as) Larry Binyon (ts, fl, cl) Martha Boswell (p) Dick McDonough (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Stan King (d) June 21st 1934 New York

    


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