Miss Marmelstein

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"Miss Marmelstein"
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Single by Barbra Streisand
from the album I Can Get It For You Wholesale
B-side"Who Knows?" (performed by Marilyn Cooper)
ReleasedApril 1962
FormatVinyl single
Songwriter(s)Harold Rome
Producer(s)Goddard Lieberson
Barbra Streisand singles chronology
"Miss Marmelstein"
"Happy Days Are Here Again"

"Miss Marmelstein" is a song composed by Harold Rome, first introduced in the musical I Can Get It for You Wholesale by Barbra Streisand in the minor role of secretary Miss Marmelstein. In the number Miss Marmelstein laments that no one calls her by her first or second name. The song became the most popular part of the musical.[1]

The song was released as a promotional only single to radio in April 1962 with "Who Knows?" (performed by Marilyn Cooper) on the b-side. This marked Streisand's first appearance on a Columbia Records single.

Streisand's first name was misspelled on the vinyl as Barbara.

Live performances[edit]

In 2000, Barbra performed the song on her "Timeless Tour" and a live recording was included on the live album "Timeless: Live in Concert", and the accompanying DVD release.


  1. ^ BJSMusic Archived 2009-01-15 at the Wayback Machine