Someone to Watch Over Me (song)

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"Someone to Watch Over Me"
Songwriter(s)Ira Gershwin
Composer(s)George Gershwin

"Someone to Watch Over Me" is a song composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was written for singer Gertrude Lawrence in the musical Oh, Kay! (1926).[1] Originally, "Someone to Watch Over Me" was an up-tempo swing, but upon experimenting one day George Gershwin played the song as a ballad, and it stuck ever since.[2]

Notable recordings[edit]

  • George Gershwin (November 8, 1926)[3]
  • Linda Ronstadt – 'Round Midnight with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1986)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ""Someone To Watch Over Me": Song History, Commentary, Discography, Performances on Video". Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  2. ^ "Jazz Standards Songs and Instrumentals (Someone to Watch Over Me)". Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  3. ^ "Someone to Watch Over Me, song… | Details". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  4. ^ "Gertrude Lawrence - Do-Do-Do / Someone To Watch Over Me". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  5. ^ "Someone to Watch Over Me - Frank Sinatra | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  6. ^ "Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Gershwin". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  7. ^ "Frank [The Super Deluxe Edition UK] - Amy Winehouse | Release Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-12-18.