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My Kind of Town

Lyrics:Sammy Cahn
Music:Jimmy Van Heusen

The song was publishe 1964.

It was originally part of the musical score for Robin and the 7 Hoods,
a 1964 musical film starring several members of the Rat Pack.
It was nominated for the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song
but lost to "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins.
Although the song predated the Grammy Award Best Original Song
for a Motion Picture category, the entire score was nominated
for the 1964 Grammy Award in the category Best Original Score Written
for A Motion Picture, but it lost to the eponymously titled Mary Poppins score.

Frank Sinatra recorded several versions which have appeared
on many of his albums.
Also, many artists have performed the song as a tribute to Sinatra
in posthumous tribute albums.
In addition, the song had been recorded by many other artists
prior to Sinatra's death.
The lyrics, which praise the city of Chicago for its people
and institutions, repeat the phrase My Kind of Town several times,
usually in a line that says "My kind of town, Chicago is".


Robin and the 7 Hoods


Now this could only happen to a guy like me
And only happen in a town like this
So may I say to each of you most gratef'lly
As I throw each one of you a kiss

This is my kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of people, too
People who smile at you

And each time I roam, Chicago is
Calling me home, Chicago is
Why I just grin like a clown.* (It makes me jump up and down)
It's my kind of town
(Every bit of it is)
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of razzmatazz
And it has all that jazz

And each time I leave, Chicago is
Tuggin' my sleeve, Chicago is. (Grabbin' my sleeve, Chicago is)
The Wrigley Building, Chicago is
The Union Stockyard, Chicago is. (The Chicago Cubbies, Chicago is)
One town that won't let you down
It's my kind of town




Frank Sinatra(My Kind of Town)
Frank Sinatra


Julie London(My Kind of Town)
Julie London


Michael Bubble(My Kind of Town)
Michael Bubble


Alan Farrington(My Kind of Town)
Alan Farrington


Janet Planet(My Kind of Town)
Janet Planet








Frank Sinatra





Julie London with the Gerald Wilson Big Band





Jack Jones





Lenny Dee





Barry Manilow




"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "







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