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Sunday, April 12, 2009

You're My Thrill

By Jay Gorney & Sidney Clare
1933

Gorney (pictured) wrote this tune just one year after his most famous piece, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?", which became an anthem of the Great Depression. A collaboration with "Good Ship Lollipop" lyricist Clare, "You're My Thrill" was introduced by trombonist Ward Silloway. It can most recently by heard on Diana Krall's newest album, Quiet Nights, released earlier this month.

Lyrics:

Youre my thrill,
You do something to me.
You send chills right through me
When I look at you,
'Cause you're my thrill.

Youre my thrill--
How my pulse increases,
I just go to pieces
When I look at you,
'Cause you're my thrill.

Nothing seems to matter--
Here's my heart on a silver platter!

Where's my will?
Why this strange desire
That keeps morning higher?
When I look at you,
I can't keep still.
You're my thrill.

Recorded By:

Billie Holiday
Lena Horne
Peggy Lee
Ella Fitzgerald
Joni Mitchell

1 comment:

Mickey Mud Turtle said...

I thought it went "mounting higher" rather than "morning higher".

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