Lyrics:BG De Sylva ,Ballard MacDonald Music:George Gershwin ,Emilia Renaud
The song was publishe 1924.
George White’s Scandals of 1924 opened at New York’s Apollo Theater on June 30, 1924, and closed on December 13 after 196 performances. It was the fourth and last Scandals for which Gershwin wrote the music and the second for lyricist B. G. “Buddy” DeSylva.
Winnie Lightner (1899-1971) was known as Broadway’s “Song a Minute Girl” because she could sing a song in less than 60 seconds. She went on to work in motion pictures, first in Brooklyn with Vitaphone Studios (which produced short subjects on a number of early jazz groups) and then in Hollywood. Her film career took off in the late-1920s, but by the mid-1930s it petered out and she retired from show business.
“Somebody Loves Me” was a popular hit in the first few years after its appearance on Broadway, and then it was mainly performed by jazz artists who found it an appealing vehicle. In the late 1940s crossover artists Nat “King” Cole and Peggy Lee did popular versions, but in 1952 the Canadian vocal group the Four Lads recorded a version that hit the charts. A reorganized version of the group continues to perform today.
Somebody loves me, I wonder who I wonder who he can be Somebody loves me, I wish I knew Who can he be worries me
For every boy who passes me, I shout "Hey, maybe" You were meant to be my loving baby, baby, oh Somebody loves me, I wonder who Maybe it's you
For every boy who passes me, I shout "Hey, maybe" You were meant to be my loving baby, baby
Somebody loves me, I wonder who Maybe, it's Baby, it's Maybe, baby, that somebody is you