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He's Funny That Way

Lyrics:Richard A. Whiting
Music:Charles N. Daniels

The song was publishe 1928.

Songwriters Whiting and Daniels had rarely worked together,
yet their association went back to when they were both employed
by Remick publishing company’s Detroit office.
A 1925 collaboration of the two, “Moon Deer,”
with words by Whiting’s frequent lyricist Raymond Egan,
was recorded by a few bands but basically faded.

Although Whiting was content in Detroit,
his wife Eleanore knew he needed to be either in
New York or Los Angeles where opportunities for his talents were greater.
Reluctantly he relocated to New York where a chance meeting
brought Daniels and Whiting together.
Although rarely a lyricist, Whiting agreed to write lyrics for
“She’s Funny That Way,” the only time in his career he wrote words
for another songwriter.

I'm not much to look at, nothin' to see
Just glad I'm livin' and lucky to be
I got a man, crazy for me
He's funny that way

I can't save a dollar, ain't worth a cent
He doesn't holler, he'd live in a tent
I got a man, crazy for me
He's funny that way

Though he loves to work and slave for me everyday
He'd be so much better off if I went away

But why should I leave him, why should I go?
He'd be unhappy without me, I know
I've got that man mad about me
He's funny that way

How can see no other way and no better plan
End it all and let him go to some other day

But I'm only human, a coward at best
I'm more than certain he'd follow me West
I've got that man crazy for me
He's funny that way

Billie Holiday(He's Funny That Way)
Billie Holiday

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Etta James

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Rosemary Clooney

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Sarah Vaughan

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Rosemary Clooney

Helen O'connell

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Ella Fitzgerald

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

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