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Lyr ADD: Comes Love (nothing can be done)

michaelr 30 Aug 05 - 03:23 PM
rich-joy 31 Aug 05 - 02:28 AM
michaelr 31 Aug 05 - 03:21 PM
michaelr 02 Sep 05 - 07:26 PM
Mudlark 03 Sep 05 - 12:26 AM
Artful Codger 03 Sep 05 - 01:52 AM
Jim Dixon 04 Sep 05 - 03:44 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Comes Love (nothing can be done)
From: michaelr
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 03:23 PM

All I know about the song is that it's on John Hammond's latest album. Any info, lyrics and chords welcome.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: Lyr Add: COMES LOVE (Brown/Stept/Tobias)
From: rich-joy
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 02:28 AM

oooh ... I used to sing this! : one of me faves! ... R-J


COMES LOVE
(composed by Sam H. Stept, with lyrics by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias)

Comes a rainstorm - put your (rubbers / wellies) on your feet
Comes a snowstorm - you can get a little heat
Comes Love - Nothing Can Be Done !

Comes a fire - then you know just what to do
Blow a tyre - you can buy another (shoe / tube)
Comes Love - Nothing Can Be Done !

        Don't try hidin' - coz there isn't any use
        You'll start slidin' - when your heart turns on the juice !

Comes a headache - you can lose it in a day
Comes a toothache - see your Dentist right away
Comes Love - Nothing Can Be Done !

Comes a heatwave - you can hurry to the shore
Comes a summons - you can hide behind the door
Comes Love - Nothing Can Be Done !

Comes the measles - you can quarantine the room
Comes a mousey - you can chase it with a broom
Comes Love - Nothing Can Be Done !

        That's all, Brother - if you've ever been in love
        That's all, Brother - you know what I'm speakin' of !

Comes a nightmare - you can always stay awake
Comes depression - you may get another break
Comes Love - Nothing Can Be Done !

Comes Love - Nothing Can Be Done !
Comes Lo-o-o-o-o-o-ove - Nothing Can Be Done !
Comes Love !


Lew Brown / Sam H. Stept / Charlie Tobias; 1939 :
from the singing of Ella Fitzgerald ...



Billie Holiday recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBopl5t4QCY

Joni Mitchell recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxYT5BOkuaE

Ella Fitzgerald recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtLerPwneMw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comes Love (nothing can be done)
From: michaelr
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 03:21 PM

Thank you, Rich-joy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comes Love (nothing can be done)
From: michaelr
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 07:26 PM

Could you please post chords, as well, r-j?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comes Love (nothing can be done)
From: Mudlark
Date: 03 Sep 05 - 12:26 AM

How I wish I had a video of a long ago PBS special in which Joni Mitchell sang this. Very special. It's a great tune, with lots of space to move around in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comes Love (nothing can be done)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 03 Sep 05 - 01:52 AM

Joni Mitchell recorded "Comes Love" on the album, "Both Sides Now", a collaborative project with the orchestrator Nelson Riddle. It's a pastiche album, unlike any other she's done. Her now smoky voice perfectly complements Riddle's sophisticated soft jazz arrangements. Not a bad track on it.
--Robert


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comes Love (nothing can be done)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Sep 05 - 03:44 PM

Allmusic.com lists 163 recordings of COMES LOVE. Notable ones are by Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Forrest, Billie Holiday, Harry James & His Orchestra, Carmen McRae, Helen O'Connell, and Artie Shaw & His Orchestra.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comes Love (nothing can be done)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 10 - 09:20 AM

Nelson riddle was long gone by the time this album was made. The arranger was vince Mendoza


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Comes Love (nothing can be done)
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 07 Sep 21 - 10:44 AM

I thought this song might have its own thread already,
and I was right.


It also has a Wikipedia article, which specifies that
the songwriters cited in an earlier post on this thread -
Composer Stept and lyricists Brown and Tobias --

put this song in a 1939 Broadway piece that nobody ever heard of.
But you have heard of the performers who were cast in the show:
Judy Canova, Buddy Ebsen, Phil Silvers.   


I know that I have heard the Rosemary Clooney recording somewhere,
probably over the speakers
in an Italian-American pizzeria.


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: Comes Love (nothing can be done)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 21 - 08:26 AM

This is a quirky, clever sort of lyric I'd expect from the likes of Lorenz Hart or Cole Porter, but 'tweren't neither one of them. Sure is a great song, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: Comes Love (nothing can be done)
From: keberoxu
Date: 09 Sep 21 - 10:49 AM

So, I just tried looking up Lew Brown, and, my goodness.

His family was Jewish-Ukrainian and he was born in Odessa.
He was a five-year-old when the family fled to the United States in 1898.
His given name was more like Lewis Brownstein.

Besides the musical that contained "Comes Love,"
he has lyric credits for:

"The Birth of the Blues"
"It All Depends on You"
"The Best Things in Life are Free"
"Button Up Your Overcoat"
"You're the Cream in my Coffee"
"Sonny Boy"
"Sunny Side Up"
"Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"
"That Old Feeling"
"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree"


. . . and, for what it's worth,
one of his daughters married Gerry Mulligan.


Yes, in the Comes Love lyric,
I especially fancy:

Comes a headache,
you can lose it in a day;
Comes a toothache,
See your dentist right away;
Comes LOVE      ... etc.


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