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Billie Holiday ft Teddy Wilson&his Orchestra - The Way You Look Tonight (Brunswick Records 1936)

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"The Way You Look Tonight" is a song featured in the film Swing Time, originally performed by Fred Astaire. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936. The song was sung to Ginger Rogers as Penelope "Penny" Carroll by Astaire's character of John "Lucky" Garnett while Penny was busy washing her hair in an adjacent room, and feeling anything but beautiful at the time. The song was written by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and has become a standard. Fields later remarked, "The first time Jerry played that melody for me I went out and started to cry. The release absolutely killed me. I couldn't stop, it was so beautiful."Billie's accompanied by Irving Randolph, t / Vido Musso, cl / Ben Webster, ts / Teddy Wilson, p / Allan Reuss, g / Milton Hinton, sb / Gene Krupa, d. Recorded in New York, October 21, 1936. (Brunswick Records)

Someday, when I'm awfully low

When the world is cold

I will feel a glow

Justthinking of you

And the way you look tonight

Oh but you're lovely

With your smile so warm

And your cheeks so soft

There is nothing for me

But to love you

Just the way you look tonight

With each word

Your tenderness grows

Tearing my fear apart

And that laugh

That wrinkles your nose

Touches my foolish heart

Lovely, never never change

Keep that breathless charm

Won't you please arrange it

'Cause I love you

Just the way you look tonight

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