Somebody Loves Me

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"Somebody Loves Me"
Song
Published1924
Songwriter(s)Ballard MacDonald
Buddy DeSylva
Composer(s)George Gershwin

"Somebody Loves Me" is a popular song, with music written by George Gershwin, and lyrics by Ballard MacDonald and Buddy DeSylva. This is not to be confused with the Southern gospel song written by W.F. & Marjorie Crumley. The song was published in 1924 and featured in George White's Scandals of 1924.

There were a number of popular versions in 1924 and 1925 by Paul Whiteman, Ray Miller, Marion Harris and Cliff Edwards (aka "Ukulele Ike") with the Whiteman version being top-rated.[1]

One of the later better-known versions was by The Four Lads. This recording was made on August 18, 1952 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39865. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on October 18, 1952. It peaked at #22 on the charts.[2]

Other recorded versions[edit]

The S-dogs of Baton Rouge recorded this on cassette tape and were played on the LSU station WPRG in 1980 or so. 'Somebody loves me - I don't know who' are unforgettable existential lyrics - and the melody and fills are simply beautiful - and they were fully played. But the original song lyrics dip into deep misogyny - downright verbal abuse of the unknown any babe passing by on the street. So - in the S-dog version - the lyrics were Orwell'd, as we'd say. A marching song for never knowing if you are loved - and figuring out (great melody here) that most love coming your way is never recognized.

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References[edit]

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