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Thursday, January 22, 2009

You're Driving Me Crazy

By Walter Donaldson
1930

A huge hit for Donaldson, this infectious tune was composed for the production Smiles, and first recorded by Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, who had a big hit with it. But modern audiences probably know it best from Betty Boop's flirty rendition in the 1931 Fleischer cartoon Silly Scandals.

Lyrics:

You left me sad and lonely;

Why did you leave me lonely?

For here's a heart that's only

For nobody but you!

I'm burning like a flame, dear;
Oh, I'll never be the same, dear;

I'll always place the blame, dear,

On nobody but you.

Yes, you,

You're driving me crazy!
What did I do? What did I do?

My tears for you
Make everything hazy,
Clouding the skies of blue.

How true,
Were the friends who were near me to cheer me,
Believe me, they knew!
But you,
Were the kind who would hurt me, desert me,
When I needed you!

Yes, you!
You're driving me crazy!
What did I do to you?

Recorded By:

Billie Holiday
Buddy Greco
Frank Sinatra
Rudy Vallee
The Squirrel Nut Zippers

2 comments:

Steve in Greensboro said...

Thanks, Brian. I spread the word about your wonderful weblog to all the music fans I know. I found the Squirrel Nut Zippers version of "Crazy" on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pS9Ux-E6gY&NR=1

Keep doing what you are doing. I learn something every time I visit.

B-Sol said...

Thanks for spreading the word, Steve! I greatly appreciate it, I'm trying my best to get the word out about Standard of the Day. And thanks for the link, too!

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