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Friday, December 26, 2008

Just in Time

By Jule Styne, Betty Comden & Adolph Green
1956

One of Styne's (pictured) most well-known compositions, it was introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical Bells Are Ringing. Tony Bennett had a major hit with it the same year, and that version remains the breezy, upbeat song's definitive recording.

Lyrics:

Just in time,
You've found me just in time.
Before you came my time
Was running low.

I was lost.
The losing dice were tossed.
My bridges all were crossed,
Nowhere to go.

Now you're here,
And now I know just where I'm going.
No more doubt or fear--
I've found my way.

For love came just in time.
You found me just in time,
And changed my lonely life that lovely day.

Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra
Nina Simone
Barbra Streisand
Dean Martin
Rosemary Clooney

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