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Taking a Chance on Love

Lyrics:John La Touche ,Ted Fetter
Music:Vernon Duke

The song was publishe 1940.

It was introduced in the 1940 show Cabin in the Sky,
a ground-breaking Broadway musical with an all black cast,
where it was performed by Ethel Waters and Dooley Wilson.
A feature film version Cabin in the Sky, starring Waters
and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, was released in 1943 and featured the song.
A Benny Goodman cover featuring Helen Forrest reached #1 in 1943.

Cabin in the Sky

Here I go again, I hear those trumpets blow again.
All aglow again , takin' a chance on love.
Here I slide again, about to take that ride again.
Starry-eyed again, takin' a chance on love.

I thought that cards were a frame-up, I never would try.
Now I'm taking that game up and the ace of hearts is high.
Things are mending now, I see a rainbow blending now.
We'll have a happy ending now, takin' a chance on love.

Here I slip again, about to take that trip again.
I got that grip again, takin' a chance on love.
Now I prove again that I can make life move again.
Um - I'm in the groove again, takin' a chance on love.

I walk around with a horse shoe, in clover I lie.
And brother rabbit of course you better kiss your ... foot good-bye.
On that ball again I'm ridin' for a fall again.
I'm gonna give my all again takin' a chance on love.

Ethel Waters(Taking a Chance on Love)
Ethel Waters

Ella Fitzgerald(Taking a Chance on Love)
Ella Fitzgerald

Jane Monheit(Taking a Chance on Love)
Jane Monheit

June Christy(Taking a Chance on Love)
June Christy

Frank Sinatra(Taking a Chance on Love)
Frank Sinatra

Ethel Waters

Ella Fitzgerald

Jane Monheit

June Christy

Frank Sinatra

Anita O'Day

Reys with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

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

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