Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Jazz Standards Part 4: I'm Glad There Is You

I'm Glad There is You was first published in 1941 by Jimmy Dorsey and Paul Mertz and was released by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra the following year. It has become a jazz and pop standard. Other artists to record it include Chet Baker, Rosemary Clooney and Sarah Vaughan.

The song was included on Jamie's album Catching Tales, released in 2005.

 Which versions do you love? Comment or tweet me!

Listen to the original from Jimmy Dorsey, featuring Dee Parker, followed by very different versions from BeyoncĂ© and Jamie Cullum:





For more in this series, check out

Part 1: Come Rain or Come Shine
Part 2I've Got You Under My Skin
Part 3: You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You

Lyrics

Said I, many times, love is illusion,
A feeling result of confusion.
With knowing smile, and blasĂ© sigh,
A cynical so-and-so was I

I felt so sure, so positive,
So utterly, unchangingly certain.
But I never was aware of love and you,

And suddenly I realized
There was love and you,
And I, and I

In this world of ordinary people
Extraordinary people
I’m glad there is you

In this world of over-rated pleasures
Of under-rated treasures
I’m so glad there is you

I live to love, I love to live with you beside me
This role so new, I’ll muddle through with you to guide me

In this world where many, many play at love
And hardly any stay in love
I’m glad there is you

In this world where many, many play at love
And hardly any stay in love
I’m glad there is you

More than ever, I’m glad there is you

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