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Lyr/Chord Req: Someone To Watch Over Me (Gershwin)

02 Mar 00 - 08:06 PM (#188473)
Subject: someone to watch over me
From: Jeep man

Someone out there should have the words and guitar chords to this oldie. Thanks Jim


02 Mar 00 - 08:29 PM (#188487)
Subject: ADDPOP: someone to watch over me
From: Metchosin

Someone to Watch Over Me
(George and Ira Gershwin)

There's a saying old says that love is blind
Still we're often told "seek and ye shall find"
So I'm going to seek a certain girl I've had in mind
Looking everywhere, haven't found her yet
She's the big affair I cannot forget
Only girl I ever think of will regret

I'd like to add her initial to my monogram
Tell me where's the shepherd for this lost lamb

There's a somebody I'm longing to see
I hope that she turns out to be
Someone who'll watch over me

I'm a little lamb who's lost in a wood
I know I could always be good
To one who'll watch over me

Although she may not the girl some men think of
As handsome to my heart
She carries the key

Won't you tell her please to put on some speed
Follow my lead, oh how I need
Someone to watch over me
Someone to watch over me


02 Mar 00 - 09:59 PM (#188539)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: someone to watch over me
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

In that third verse, the last line doesnt make sense. Could it be "With regret"?


02 Mar 00 - 10:04 PM (#188543)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: someone to watch over me
From: popiyt

looking for the gershwin song, or the big bopper one?
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21 Jun 03 - 08:26 AM (#970139)
Subject: Chord Req: Someone to watch over me
From: JohnnyBeezer

Can anyone help with the chords for this song please?

Thanks in advance
Johnny N


21 Jun 03 - 09:03 AM (#970144)
Subject: Chord Add: Someone to watch over me
From: Sorcha

If you (or someone who speaks guitar) will go here(CLICK) the piano sheet music with guitar chords is posted. I don't know how to match the chords/lyrics to post here.


24 Jul 04 - 02:41 PM (#1232895)
Subject: Chord Req: Someone to watch over me
From: GUEST,JohnnyN

Can anyone help with the chords to this gorgeous song please?


24 Jul 04 - 04:01 PM (#1232950)
Subject: Chords Add: SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (Gershwin)
From: Leadfingers

Eb             Eb7   Ab       Bdim
There's somebody I'm longing to see
Eb    AdimBb7          Edim Fm            Cm6       Eb7G7AbBb7
I hope he turns out to be   Someone who'll watch over me
Eb            Eb7       Ab         Bdim
I'm a little lamb who's lost in the wood
Eb             Adim Bb7      Edim   Fm            Cm6    EbBb7eB   
I know that I could Always be good   To one who'll watch over me
Eb          Ab                                        Eb
Although he may not be the man Some girls think of as Handsome
   D7          G7          C7
To my heart he carries the key
Eb                Bb7       Ab          Bdim
Wont you tell him please to put on some speed
Eb         Adim Bb7      Edim Fm          Cm6   Bb7 Eb
Follow my lead Oh How I need Someone to watch over me

George Gershwin 1926 is the info I have ! From the show 'Oh Kay'

Those are the chords as given in 1000 Standard Tunes =West Coast Edition


24 Jul 04 - 04:44 PM (#1232984)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Someone to watch over me
From: GUEST,MCP

For chords for this and many other standards a useful first stop is always The Guitar Guy, where in this case you can find Someone To Watch Over Me. I don't always agree with his choice of chords, but it's always a useful place to start.

Mick


24 Jul 04 - 05:30 PM (#1233024)
Subject: ADDPOP: Someone to Watch Over Me
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

What? Not in the DT?

Someone to Watch Over Me
George and Ira Gershwin, 1926

There's a saying old that love is blind;
Still we're often told: "seek and ye shall find."
So I'm going to seek a certain lad (girl) I've had in mind.

Looking everywhere, haven't found him (her) yet.
He's (She's) the big affair I cannot forget.
Only man (girl) I ever think of with regret.

I'd like to add his (her) initial to my monogram;
Tell me, where's the shepherd for this lost lamb.

There's a somebody I'm longing to see,
I hope that he (she) turns out to be-
Someone who'll watch over me.
I'm a little lamb who's lost in the wood,
I know I could, always be good,
To one who watched over me.

Although he (she) may not be the man
some girls (girl some men) think of,
As handsome, to my heart-
he (she) carries the key.

Won't you tell him (her) please,
To put on some speed,
Follow my lead, oh how I need
Someone to watch over me.

Won't you tell him (her) please,
To put on some speed,
Follow my lead, oh how I need-
Someone to watch over me.
Someone to watch over me.

From the 1926 musical "Oh, Kay." Book by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse, lyrics, Ira Gershwin, music, George Gershwin. I guess I remember Judy Garland most for this one.


24 Jul 04 - 06:00 PM (#1233038)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Someone to watch over me
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Missed a male version posted by Metchosin in 2000 on my first go-through.
Gertrude Lawrence played Kay in the original 1926 NY production.


24 Jul 04 - 06:06 PM (#1233039)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Someone to watch over me
From: Leadfingers

Thats the problem with my 1000 Tunes book - NO verses - Just the chorus and middle eight !


24 Jul 04 - 08:24 PM (#1233116)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chord Req: Someone To Watch Over Me (Gershwin)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

The Gershwins had a hard time getting the singer into the song. The first eight lines may be considered an introduction, but there were even more lines sung in advance of them.
Can't find any better chords than those at Guitar Guy. It is not in a couple of fake books I have. Sheetmusicplus.com claim their sheet music has voice, piano and guitar chords, but I don't know if it is complete. $3.95.


24 Jul 04 - 11:17 PM (#1233184)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chord Req: Someone To Watch Over Me (Gershwin)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

After I posted, my son recommended this site. They have a tab arrangement "Someone to Watch ..." but I haven't checked it out yet.
Fingerstyle for site, Someone for the .txt and midi.


25 Jul 04 - 02:22 PM (#1233474)
Subject: Lyr/Chord Add: SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (Gershwin)
From: GUEST,MCP

Here's a sheet music version from The Songs of George & Ira Gershwin Vol 1 (Warner). The chords are not dissimilar from those already posted (allowing for transposition), but there is an extra verse.

Mick



SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
(George and Ira Gershwin)

(Eb)There's a saying (Ebmaj7)old that (Eb9)love is blind, (Eb7)
(Abmaj7)Still we're often (Cm7)told, "seek and (F7)ye shall find."
(Fm7)So I'm going to seek a certain (Gm)lad (Bb7)I've (Eb)had (Fm7 Edim)in (Fm7b5)mind.(Bb7)

(Eb)Looking every-(Ebmaj7)where, haven't (Eb9)found him yet; (Eb7)
(Abmaj7)He's the big af-(Cm)fair I can-(F7)not forget.
(Fm7)Only man I ever think of (Gm)with (B7)re-(Eb)gret. (Ab Eb D7b9)
(Gm)I'd like to (C)add his initial to my (Gm)monogram. (C7)
(Bb)Tell (Bb6)me, (Cm7)where is the (F7)shepherd for (Bb)this (Ab)lost (Gm)lamb? (Bb7)

(She)
(Eb)There's a somebod-(Eb7)y I'm (Ab6)longing to (Abdim)see, (Eb)I hope that (Ebdim)he
(Bb7)Turns out to (Bbdim)be (Fm)some-(C7)one (Fm)who'll (Am7b5)watch (Fm7)ov-(Bb7)

er (Eb)me. (G7#5 Ab Bb7)
(Eb)I'm a little (Eb7)lamb who's (Ab6)lost in the (Abdim)wood. (Eb)I know I (Ebdim)could
(Bb7)Always be (Bbdim)good (Fm)to (C7)one (Fm)who'll (Am7b5)watch (Fm7)o-(Bb7)ver (Eb)me. (Eb7 Ab Bb7)

(Eb)Although he (Ab)may not be the man some girls think of as (Eb)handsome.
To (D7)my (D7#5)heart, (D7)he (G7)carries the (C)key. (C7 F7 Bb7)

(Eb)Won't you tell him (Eb7)please, to (Ab6)put on some (Abdim)speed, (Eb)follow my (Ebdim)lead,
(Bb7)Oh how I (Bbdim)need (Fm)some-(C7)one (Fm)to (Am7b5)watch (Fm7)o-(Bb7)ver (Eb)me. (Eb7 Ab G7#5 Fm7 Bb7#5)

(He)
There's a somebody I've wanted to see, I hope that she
Turns out to be someone who'll watch over me.
I'm a little lamb who's lost in the wood. I know I could
Always be good to one who'll watch over me.

She may be far she may nearby; I'm promising hereby
To my heart, she'll carry the key

And this world would be like heaven if she'd follow my lead,
Oh, how I need someone to watch over me.


25 Jul 04 - 03:26 PM (#1233507)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chord Req: Someone To Watch Over Me (Gershwin)
From: Genie

One other verse that Michael Feinstein gleaned from working with Ira Gershwin for many years was:

Won't you tell her all my love I will save?
I'll be her slave. Oh, how I crave
Someone To Watch Over Me!