I Don't Care (Eva Tanguay song)

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"I Don't Care"
I Dont Care (cover).jpg
Single by Eva Tanguay
Released1905
Recorded1922
GenreVaudeville
LabelNordskog Records
Songwriter(s)Jean Lenox (words)
Harry O. Sutton (music)
Producer(s)Jerome H. Remick & Company
Eva Tanguay sings I Don't Care 1922
Lyricist Jean Lenox 1909

"I Don't Care" is a 1905 song, words by Jean Lenox, music by Harry O. Sutton, originally performed by Eva Tanguay, becoming her most famous song. It was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York, performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1909 and recorded by Eva Tanguay in 1922. It was also recorded by Judy Garland, Mitzi Gaynor and Eydie Gorme among others, sometimes with additional lyrics.[1]

"I DON’T CARE" (1905) Words by Jean Lenox

Lyrics[edit]

VERSE:
They say I’m crazy, got no sense,
But I don’t care,
They may or may not mean offense,
But I don’t care,
You see I’m sort of independent,
Of a clever race descendent,
My star is on the ascendant,
That’s why I don’t care.

CHORUS:
I don’t care, I don’t care,
What they may think of me,
I’m happy go lucky,
Men say I am plucky,
So jolly and care free,
I don’t care, I don’t care,
If I do get the mean and stony stare,
If I’m never successful,
It won’t be distressful,
‘Cos I don’t care.

VERSE:
Some people say I think I’m it,
But I don’t care,
They say they don’t like me a bit,
But I don’t care,
You see I’m sort of independent,
Of a clever race descendant,
My star is on the ascendant,
That’s why I don’t care.

CHORUS:
I don’t care, I don’t care,
If people don’t like me,
I’ll try to outlive it,
I know I’ll forgive it,
And live contentedly,
I don’t care, I don’t care,
If people do not try to treat me fair,
There is naught can amaze me,
Dislike can not daze me,
‘Cos I don’t care.

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