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Lyr Req: Breathless (Eddie Cherkose, Jacques Press

jle@tennecom.com 06 May 99 - 05:08 PM
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Subject: Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: jle@tennecom.com
Date: 06 May 99 - 05:08 PM

A song my dad sang in the fifties when I was a kid goes:

If I had a dictionary,
I would use the customary,
Compliments and phrases
When I want to sing your praises,
Oh, but now I am in the soup,
My heart is doing loop-the-loops,
And on top of all of that; I'M BREATHLESS.

It goes on and on from there with a short bridge and a catchy melodic tune (probably from an old classic). As one would guess the lyric is sung in one breath. Please email my corporate address if you know of this song. Thanks-Jack.


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Subject: RE: Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: annamill
Date: 06 May 99 - 05:11 PM

I'm not positive, but I believe you're referring to Jerry Lee Lewis' song "Breathless".


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Subject: RE: Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From:
Date: 06 May 99 - 05:52 PM

CHECK LYRICS WORLD under [Lewis]

http://www.summer.com.br/~pfilho/html/main_index/index.html


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Subject: RE: Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 07 May 99 - 08:40 PM

Seems to me Jack is looking for a different song than old Jerry Lee's hit. Any ideas anyone?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathle
From: GUEST,roconi
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 10:29 PM

I am looking for the last verse myself. I know most all of the other parts, so if you knoow the last verse, send it to me please.

The parts I know are as follow--

                   BREATHLESS

(Verse 1)

If I had a dictionary, I could sing the customary,
Compliments and phrases, when I want to sing you praises,
But I'm up to here in trouble, my adversity is double,
And on top of all of that-- I'm breathless.
(
Verse 2)

I take you for a little walk, and I'm the guy who likes to talk.
You leave me on the porch and then I wind up with the torch,
For everytime I find that I'm inclined to tell you what is on my mind
Then I'll be darned if I'm not breathless.

(Bridge)

You take my breath away.
My castles are all in a heap.
You got me right where you want me.
Baby you walk in my sleeep.

(Verse 3) ????????????

So If--(Here is where I go blank)

If you know the third verse, send it to roconi@adelphia.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathle
From: Peace
Date: 19 Nov 04 - 11:44 PM

From allpoetry.com

If I had a dictionary,
I would use the customary,
compliments and phrases
when I wanna sing your praises,
but I'm up to here in trouble,
my adversity is double,
and to make matters worse ,
I'm breathless.

(chorus)
You take my breath away.
My castles are all in a heap.
You've got me right where I want you,
'cause, baby, you walk in my sleep.


I take you for a little walk,
'cause I'm the kind that likes to talk,
We wind up on your porch,
and then I wind up with a torch,
for every single time,
I'm inclined to say
what's on my mind,
darned if I don't find,
I'm breathless.

(Chorus)

The above is all they had.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: GUEST,Brit
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 07:52 AM

What is the title? I have been trying to search it on allpoetry.com and cant seem to find it. PLEASE email results to
Woodwinds8524@yahoo.com


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS (Freed, Hollander
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 10:49 AM

There's also a song Ella Fitzgerald sang:

YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS

You leave me breathless
You heavenly thing
You look so wonderful
You're like a breath of spring
You leave me speechless
I'm just like the birds
I'm filled with melody
But at a loss for words
That little grin of yours
That funny chin of yours
There's so much to my heart
Or give your lips to me
For darling that would be
The final touch to my heart
You leave me breathless
That's all I can say
I can't say more because
You take my breath away

Source: http://www.hotlyrics.net/lyrics/E/Ella_Fitzgerald/You_Leave_Me_Breathless.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Apr 07 - 05:22 AM

I think Johnny Kidd and the Pirates did yet another one....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Apr 07 - 10:20 AM

Allmusic.com lists 259 recordings of songs called BREATHLESS.

ASCAP lists 97 different songs called BREATHLESS and a further 31 songs that contain the word BREATHLESS in the title (e.g. YOU LEAVE ME BREATHLESS, I'M BREATHLESS, BREATHLESS LOVE, etc.)

The Corrs wrote and recorded a song called BREATHLESS. Natalie Browne also recorded it.

Chas & Dave wrote and recorded one.

Otis Blackwell wrote and recorded one. It was also recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Tom Jones, Jimmy Page, and several others.

Louis Armstrong wrote one.

Leann Rimes co-wrote and recorded one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: GUEST,Suzlet
Date: 11 Jul 07 - 05:40 PM

My dad used to sing the song, and I, too, am trying to find the lyrics.

I'm wondering if the 1st post with "heart is doing loop-de-loops" lyric is actually the final verse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 11 Jul 07 - 05:45 PM

Then there's the French New Wave film, "Breathless." I seem to remember there being some connection between the movie and Jerry Lee's song, but I'm not sure...

(I couldn't tell you a single line of lyric from the JLL song, but I know it's not the lyric being asked about here.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Jul 07 - 05:55 PM

"You leave me Breathleeeeess"
There you go Poppa.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Jul 07 - 05:57 PM

"Breathless" ...is that the one right after "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 11 Jul 07 - 06:00 PM

If you like songs entitled Breathless, try Tim Moon's. It's a favourite of mine anyway!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 11 Jul 07 - 06:31 PM

So, SINSULL, you're saying that Jerry Lee is on that French soundtrack from 1960?

I kinda thought so, but memory often fails me these days. I do remember seeing Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seburg on the screen, and director Jean-Luc Godard's name in the credits.

As I recall, Jerry Lee's singing of the title line would be better represented phonetically as "breath-lessssss-uh."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Jul 07 - 11:34 AM

Jerry Lee Lewis appeared on a TV program recently and singing this left him breathless. He can still put on a show.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathless'?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 12 Jul 07 - 12:07 PM

Sorry for adding to thread drift, but I have to respond:

I saw Jerry Lee live at the New Orleans Jazz Festival just a few months ago. Despite looking pretty pale and frail, he managed to sound about as wild and crazy as ever.

He couldn't perform any full-scale acrobatics, of course, so for his grand final gesture he arose from his piano stool, turned around, and sort of ginergerly lowered his butt onto the keyboard a couple of times before shuffling off stage.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathle
From: Artful Codger
Date: 12 Jul 07 - 06:09 PM

Todd Rundgren recorded a great instrumental called "Breathless" on one of his early albums ("Something/Anything", I believe.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Anyone hear of a song called 'Breathle
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jul 07 - 01:29 AM

Lyrics copied from "Shoeless" Valerie's blog.

I'M BREATHLESS

1. If I had a dictionary,
I would read the customary
Complimentary phrases
When I want to sing your praises,
But I'm up to here in trouble,
My adversity is double,
And, to make the matter worse, I'm breathless.

2. When I try to be poetic,
You are never sympathetic.
As it is, I do my best
And hope and pray I pass the test,
But up to now, I'm in the soup.
My heart is doing the loop-the-loop.
On top of all of that, I'm breathless.

BRIDGE: You take my breath away.
My castles are all in a heap.
You've got me right where you want me.
Baby, you walk in my sleep.

3. So I take you for a little walk,
'Cause I'm a guy who likes to talk.
You leave me on the porch
And then I wind up with a torch
For every single time that I'm inclined
To tell you what is on my mind
I'm darned if I don't find I'm breathless!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: GUEST,Nick Hearn
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 10:49 AM

My dad has been talking of this song and remembers it from around 1937 or early 40s. thanks to above, i now have the words for him, but still would love to find out who did it. Without any referance to more modern versions of songs with same name please.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: GUEST,cameyers
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 12:12 PM

There is a version done by Ozzie Nelson. Don't have the date but it includes solos by both Ozzie and Harriet Hiliard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breath
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 05:17 PM

This song (the "if I had a dictionary" one) is definitely from the 40s, as I recall it from my misspent youth. 1937 would be way too early, or I wouldn't recall it, because I was too young then. Other than "from the 40s", I can't pin it down.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: Nick E
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 10:54 PM

The band X had a tue by this name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 07 - 06:20 PM

If the version by Ozzie Nelson is no the one you are familiar with there is also a version by Skinnay Ennis and his orchestra. I'm not sure which of the two is the original...Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Dec 07 - 12:53 PM

I found a sound sample of I'M BREATHLESS performed by Skinnay Ennis and his Orchestra, and it is definitely the same song that begins "If I had a dictionary…." On his album, the songwriter credited is "Holtzer."

I also found a sound sample by Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra. It is definitely the same song, but there, the title is given as BREATHLESS and the songwriters are credited as "Dorothy Dick, Helmy Kresa, and Al Lewis." Go figure.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: GUEST,Nick Hearn
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 09:47 AM

thanks to all those who helped me in tracking this down, am now going to seek both versions out and,hopefully suprise my dad with a copy. many thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 07:09 PM

anitakroenke@yahoo.com yea!! i have been looking for these lyrics for years. my mom used to sing it to me and i had started to believe that she had just made the song up.. she was very talented that way. thanks!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breath
From: GUEST,a friend
Date: 25 Feb 08 - 02:18 PM

Check this out:
http://elderjournals.com/index.php?s=%22you+walk+in+my+sleep%22


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Subject: Lyr Add: BREATHLESS (Eddie Cherkose, Jacques Press
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Feb 08 - 11:15 PM

Copied from http://elderjournals.com/index.php?s=%22you+walk+in+my+sleep%22.
There is also an mp3 file on that page. I have listened to it and made a few corrections. I have also marked with "(?)" some phrases that I find highly doubtful.

BREATHLESS
Frankie Masters and His Orchestra
Vocalist: Frankie Masters

I'm the picture of perfect health,
Normal as can be.
Though I'm short on material wealth,
It never bothers me.
I've always flurried with the term(?)
Behind I find it there(?)
But baby mine, where you're concerned,
I'd like to know what's left.

If I had a dictionary,
I would use the customary
Complements and phrases
When I want to sing you praises,
But I'm up to here in trouble,
My adversity is double,
And to make the matter worse,
I'm breathless.

When I try to be poetic,
You are never sympathetic.
As it is I do my best
And hope and pray I pass the test,
But up to now I'm in the soup.
My heart is doing loop-de-loop.
On top of all of that,
I'm breathless.

You take my breath away.
My castles are all in a heap.
You've got me right where I want you.
Baby, you walk in my sleep.

I take you for a little walk,
And I'm the guy who likes to talk.
You leave me on the porch,
And then I wind up with a torch
For every single time that I'm inclined
To tell you what is on my mind,
I'm darned if I don't find
I'm breathless.

Ah, what a sightful! You're delightful.
How I clamor for your glamour.
It's amazing I keep gazing
At your feet it's all a-futile(?)
Effervescing, keep me guessing
It's confusing. I keep losing
All perspective of respective
Words and phrases for your praises.

You take my breath away.
My castles are all in a heap.
You've got me right where I want you.
Baby, you walk in my sleep.

I take you for a little walk
And I'm the guy who likes to talk.
You leave me on the porch
And then I wind up with a torch,
For every single time that I'm inclined
To tell you what is on my mind,
I'm darned if I don't find
I'm breathless.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 08:20 PM

I work in a nursing home and one of my dementia guys sings this song to us and we thought it was just a song he made up because he couldn't tell us who sings it! He just says it is him!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 08:47 AM

i remember this as part of it but no-one has mentioned it-


im breathless..

if the words sound queer
and funny to your ear
a little bit dips and divey...

i take u for a little walk etc...

if not, does anyone know where its from? my mum used to sing it to me inbetween the other two verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 09:21 AM

Guest, it's definitely not 'Breathless'.
Try here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breath
From: GUEST,BobD in Arvada
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 02:02 AM

From a small book of "2nd 100 Top Pop Songs" by Hanson Press. Words, lead line, and chords.

BREATHLESS by Eddie Cherkose and Jacques Press (presumably no relation to Hanson Press)

The words are, as printed above: first verse: If I had a dictionary... 2nd verse: When I try to be poetic... bridge: You take my breath away... 3rd verse: I take you for a little walk...

At the bottom of the page is says Copyright 1942 by Porgie Music Corp.

It's a delightful little ditty, and I can see why people would add to it, expand it, or interpolate it into other pieces.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Breathless / You Leave Me Breathless
From: GUEST,Another Guest
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 10:40 PM

GUEST, those lines you quote, "if the words sound queer and funny to your ear..." are from "Mairzy Doats", not Breathless. Mairzy Doats = Mares eat oats; the whole song is purposely sung fast in a way to make beginning and ends of words blur together. Google it; you'll find lyrics and probably youtube videos. Totally different song. My mom sung it to me, too. You can find multiple versions to hear at
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Mairzy+Doats&search_type=&aq=f
I am having less luck finding audible versions of Breathless online thus far because of more modern songs by the same title...I can't remember the melody of the break....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breathless (Eddie Cherkose, Jacques Press
From: GUEST,Bob Marks
Date: 22 May 10 - 08:29 AM

If I had a dic-tion-ar-y I would use the cus-tom-a-ry com-pli-ments n' phras-es when I want to sing your prais-es, But I'm up to here in trou-ble, my ad-ver-si-ty is dou-ble, and to make the mat-ter worse, I'm breath-less!
When I try to be po-et-ic, you are nev-er sym-path-et-ic; As it is I do my best 'n hope 'n pray I pass the test; But up to now I'm in the soup, my heart is do-ing loop the loop; On top of all of that, I'm breath-less!
You take my breath a-way My cas-tles are all in a heap. You've got me right where I want you, ba-by you walk in my sleep.
I take you for a lit-tle walk, an' I'm a girl who likes to talk, You leave me on the porch 'n then I wind up with a torch, For ev-'ry sin-gle time that I'm in-clined to tell you what is on my mind... I'm darned if I don't find I'm breath-less!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breathless (Eddie Cherkose, Jacques Press
From: GUEST,THANK YOU!!!
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 04:40 PM

My Dad was in the Navy at the beginning of WW2. From what I have read it is common that these guys picked up this song then. Anyway, my Dad would sing this to me and amaze me with the speed at which he could sing it all clearly. When When he was sick with lung cancer and was having a very bad day I remember him standing at the side of the bed and he started singing this song. We both laughed until we cried. Thank you for putting the pieces of this memory together for me in these lyrics.
KA Mount Vernon, WA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breathless (Eddie Cherkose, Jacques Press
From: GUEST,Music Lover!
Date: 15 Oct 11 - 10:39 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaarGmEi3jc

Here is the song Breathless that the lyrics keep talking about... if there are other versions out there, I'd be happy to learn of them!

I just saw the song performed in the musical, "The Andrews Brothers". Such a great performance with music of the great big band era!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Breathless (Eddie Cherkose, Jacques Press
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 18 - 07:48 PM

yeah I remember most of it even now..at this moment I remember mamasingin


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