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Lyr Req: Laura (Tell Me What's He Got That I Ain't

tfvillas@aol.com 16 Sep 98 - 11:32 PM
Joe Offer 17 Sep 98 - 12:40 AM
Gene 17 Sep 98 - 01:27 AM
tfvillas@aol.com 17 Sep 98 - 07:48 PM
Gene 17 Sep 98 - 08:59 PM
Joe Offer 17 Sep 98 - 09:24 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Mar 10 - 07:34 AM
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Subject: What does she got that I ain't got
From: tfvillas@aol.com
Date: 16 Sep 98 - 11:32 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to a song from the sixties. I think it might have been a country cross-over song. Any info will be helpful. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: What does she got that I ain't got
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Sep 98 - 12:40 AM

Hi - On her "My Romance" CD, Carly Simon has a song called "What Has She Got?" I always assumed it was a Broadway standard like most of the others on the CD, but now I see that the CD booklet says it was written by Carly Simon, Michael Kosarin, and Jacob Brackman. The main part of the song starts out something like this:
What has she got that I haven't got
Why am I not the girl who makes your heart go dancing?
Who stars in all your dreams?
She's everything you want and I'm just me.

...and ends up:
What has she got that I haven't got
What has she got that I haven't got
What has she got? She's got you.
If that's the song, let me know, and I'll transcribe it for you. I doubt that you'll find the sheeet music. Too bad - it's a great song. I swear this CD, along with her "Torch" CD, is the sexiest music I own.
-Joe offer-


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Subject: RE: What does she got that I ain't got
From: Gene
Date: 17 Sep 98 - 01:27 AM

A country cross-over from that era was:

Laura, If there's time before I pull the trigger
Tell me what he's got that I ain't got.
Recorded by Leon Ashley and also Claude Gray.


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Subject: RE: What does she got that I ain't got
From: tfvillas@aol.com
Date: 17 Sep 98 - 07:48 PM

Joe Offer: That's not the song, but it sounds like a really good tune. I would like the lyrics and I'll try to get the music on the web. Thanks.

I believe it is the Laura song, so if anyone has the lyrics, I'd appreciate it.

Theresa


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Subject: Lyr Add: LAURA (TELL ME WHAT'S HE GOT THAT I AIN'T
From: Gene
Date: 17 Sep 98 - 08:59 PM


LAURA (Tell Me What's He Got That I Ain't Got)
As recorded by Claude King
Writers: Leon Ashley & Marge Singleton

Laura, hold these hands, count my fingers
Laura, touch these lips, you once desired
Lay your head upon my chest, hear my heartbeat
Gently run your fingers thru my hair.

Touch these ears that listened to your wishes
Most of them fulfilled and that's a lot
Let your soft and gentle hands caress my body
Then tell me what he's got - I ain't got.

Tell me what he's got - I can't give you
Must something I was born without
You took an awful chance to be another man
So tell me what he's got - I ain't got.

Laura, see the walls I built for you
Laura, see the carpet that I laid
See those fancy curtains on the window
Touch those satin pillows on your bed.

Laura, count the dresses in your closet
Note the name upon the checkbook in your bank
And if there's time before I pull this trigger
Tell me what he's got - I ain't got.

Tell me what he's got - I can't give you
Must something I was born without
If there's time before I pull this trigger
Then tell me what he's got - I ain't got.

Laura, tell me what he's got - I ain't got.
Oh, Laura, tell me what he's got - I ain't got.

SOURCE: Country's Greatest Hits/20 Stars-20 Hits
Columbia Records/CBS Inc. GP 9


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Subject: RE: What does she got that I ain't got
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Sep 98 - 09:24 PM

there's another song that keeps running through my head, but I can't figure out what it is. I think snatches of it go:
What has she got that I ain't got
What have I got a great big lack of
Wouldn't it be the late, great me
Ta-da, ta-da.
It's a Broadway-sounding song, one you'd expect Judy Garland or Liza Minnelli to sing. It's gonna bug me until I figure it out. Not that it's folk or anything, but can anybody identify my song?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Laura (Tell Me What's He Got That I Ain't
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 07:34 AM

Joe:

WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON'T HAVE?
Words, Alan Jay Lerner; music, Burton Lane.
From "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"
Sung by Barbara Harris in the 1965 Broadway play.
Sung by Barbra Streisand in the 1970 film.
Also recorded by Eydie Gorme, Liza Minelli, and several others.


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