Cover image for Steve Allen's songs : 100 lyrics with commentary
Title:
Steve Allen's songs : 100 lyrics with commentary
Author:
Allen, Steve, 1921-2000.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 148 pages ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786407361
Format :
Book

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Central Library ML54.6.A43 S84 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Summary

Summary

To most Americans, Steve Allen is a comedian whose ground-breaking work on The Tonight Show and The Steve Allen Show still inspires comics and writers. But Steve Allen is also a tremendously prolific and passionate composer and lyricist who has written some 8,000 songs. Here are collected the lyrics to 100 of his favorites, including This Could Be the Start of Something Big, Gravy Waltz, The South Rampart Street Parade, and the themes to Picnic, On the Beach, and Bell, Book, and Candle. From Dixieland to jazz to blues, Allen's lyrics resonate with romance and insight, often punctuated by humor. Allen provides a commentary for each song. The foreword is contributed by noted author, critic, and jazz historian Gene Lees.


Table of Contents

Gene Lees
Song Creditsp. vii
Forewordp. 1
Prefacep. 3
A Song Writer Takes the Stand (from "Steve Allen's Almanac," Cosmopolitan magazine)p. 5
1. Collagep. 8
2. Spring Is Where You Arep. 10
3. This Could Be the Start of Something Bigp. 11
4. You're Somethingp. 14
5. Gravy Waltzp. 15
6. How Dare You, Sir?p. 16
7. I Called Todayp. 18
8. I Think We've Kinda Lost Our Wayp. 19
9. An Old Piano Plays the Bluesp. 21
10. Convince Mep. 22
11. Impossiblep. 23
12. Kiss Me with a Smilep. 25
13. Lifep. 26
14. Picnicp. 27
15. Solitairep. 28
16. The South Rampart Street Paradep. 30
17. Oh, How Slowp. 34
18. Theme from "Bell, Book and Candle"p. 35
19. Coldp. 36
20. Emotionsp. 37
21. The Final Curtainp. 39
22. Laughp. 40
23. When Stella's in the Roomp. 41
24. I Depend on Mep. 42
25. Hello, Goodbye (That's Life)p. 44
26. Your Wife Is the Love of My Lifep. 46
27. After Youp. 48
28. The Time of My Lifep. 49
29. Nice Little Girlsp. 50
30. The Things My Heart Tells Mep. 51
31. I Love You Todayp. 52
32. Beautiful Womenp. 53
33. One Little Thingp. 55
34. After Awhilep. 57
35. I Hate New Yorkp. 58
36. You May Have Been Loved Beforep. 60
37. Strawberry Winep. 61
38. The Things We Never Got to Dop. 62
39. Where's My Dream?p. 64
40. There's No Way Homep. 65
41. Keep It from Mep. 66
42. The Loveliest Garden That I've Ever Seenp. 68
43. Oh, That Facep. 69
44. If You Were My Baby All the Timep. 70
45. Pretend You Don't See Her, My Heartp. 71
46. Houseboatp. 72
47. Cool Yulep. 73
48. Oh, What a Night for Lovep. 74
49. Everybody Seems to Know I Love Youp. 75
50. Nicotine and Caffeine and Cathleenp. 76
51. You Might as Well Give Upp. 77
52. Saturday Evening Postp. 78
53. Ain't No Bad Timep. 79
54. Millions and Millions of Peoplep. 80
55. Never Againp. 81
56. What Ever Happened to Romance?p. 82
57. Happy Birthday, My Lovep. 84
58. We Might Have Been Wonderfulp. 85
59. There's a Girl in My Dreamsp. 86
60. Golden Gatep. 88
61. The Girl Can't Help Itp. 90
62. Don't Cry, Little Girlp. 91
63. Let's Do It Againp. 92
64. Something Mysteriousp. 93
65. The House at Malibup. 94
66. That-a-Girlp. 95
67. Could You Be the One?p. 96
68. Sunday in Townp. 97
69. My Wild Imaginationp. 99
70. Francescap. 101
71. I Don't Know If You're the Love of My Lifep. 102
72. I Do Not Think of Youp. 103
73. I Can See It All Nowp. 105
74. If I Only Had the Chancep. 106
75. Goodbye, Mr. Evansp. 108
76. Barbecued Ribsp. 110
77. A Clown Standing in the Rainp. 111
78. I Talk to You Every Dayp. 112
79. Tell Me Your Dreamsp. 113
80. We're Missing Mr. Porterp. 114
81. There She (He) Goesp. 115
82. Mr. New Yorkp. 116
83. I Dream Againp. 118
84. Funny Ladyp. 119
85. What Will I Do When We Meet Again?p. 120
86. Junior Promp. 121
87. On the Beachp. 123
88. Wheelchairs, Crutches and Canesp. 125
89. Stop Me Before I Shop Againp. 127
90. You're Just a White Man Singin' Like a Black Manp. 130
91. Cutie Pantsp. 132
92. What Kind of Fool?p. 134
93. And Even Thenp. 135
94. It's Gehockta Leber Dayp. 136
95. I'm Too Depressed to Sing the Bluesp. 138
96. In a Little Dumb Cafep. 140
97. When I'm in Lovep. 141
98. If I Should Get to Heavenp. 142
99. That Old Time Jazzp. 144
100. There'll Come a Happy Dayp. 146
Index of Song Titlesp. 147

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