I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You

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The original 1932 recording featuring Bing Crosby and the ARC Brunswick Studio Orchestra

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1932 78 release on Brunswick Records as 6454.
1932 sheet music cover, Lawrence Music, New York.

"I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You" is a 1932 song recorded by Bing Crosby. The music was composed by Victor Young, with lyrics written by Ned Washington and Bing Crosby. The song is a jazz and pop standard recorded by many different artists.[1][2]

The song was recorded on October 14, 1932 by Bing Crosby in New York. Bing Crosby was accompanied by the ARC Brunswick Studio Orchestra led by Lennie Hayton, who also played the piano. Two master versions were recorded: B12474-A at 3:12 and B12474-B at 3:18. The recording was released as a 78 single as Brunswick 6454, b/w "Just an Echo in the Valley", and Columbia DB-2030, b/w "Cabin in the Cotton", and as a 45, Columbia 39524, b/w "Temptation". The Brunswick recording charted on January 21, 1933, reaching no. 5 on the US chart.[3]

Crosby performed the song in the 1933 film short Please directed by Arvid E. Gillstrom.[4]

Notable recordings[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Second Hand Songs: I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You.". Secondhandsongs.com. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "(I Don't Stand A) Ghost of a Chance (With You) (1932) : Jazz Standards". Jazzstandards.com. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Song artist 1 - Bing Crosby". Tsort.info. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Please (1933)". IMDb.com. 15 December 1933. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 


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