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HOW AM I TO KNOW? (Jack King (m) / Dorothy Parker (l) 1929) As sung by Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood and his Orchestra 1944 Also sung by: Gene Austin 1929 Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey Rosemary Clooney Ava Gardner Bing Crosby Sarah Vaughan Shirley Horn Oh, how am I to know? If it's really love That's found it's way here. Oh, how am I to know? Will it linger on And leave me then? I dare not guess At this strange happiness. But oh, how am I to know? Can it be that love Has come to stay here? NOTES: Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer/songwriter and was known for her unique manner of manipulating phrasing and tempo in her work. She was nicknamed ‘Lady Day’ by her friends and musical associates. She worked with the some of the big band jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw and was competition for Ella Fitzgerald. (Transcribed by David Story - January 2014)


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