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I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)
Composer
Hoagy Carmichael
Lyricist
Jane Brown Thompson
Published
September, 1958
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1955
Recording
February 8, 1955
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"I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours.

History[]

Though Hoagy Carmichael wrote the initial music for "I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)," the lyrics of the song originated from a poem written by Jane Brown Thompson who died only one night after the song's initial radio release by Dick Powell.[1]

Releases[]

Studio recordings
Reissues

Lyrics[]

I get along without you very well,
Of course I do,
Except when soft rains fall
And drip from leaves, then I recall
The thrill of being sheltered in your arms.
Of course, I do,
But I get along without you very well.

I've forgotten you just like I should,
Of course I have,
Except to hear your name,
Or someone's laugh that is the same,
But I've forgotten you just like I should.

What a guy, what a fool am I,
To think my breaking heart could kid the moon.
What's in store? Should I phone once more?
No, it's best that I stick to my tune.

I get along without you very well,
Of course I do,
Except perhaps in Spring,
But I should never think of Spring,
For that would surely break my heart in two.

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  1. http://www.openwriting.com/archives/2006/06/i_get_along_wit.php The Melody Lingers On: I Get Along Without You Very Well, by Tony Thornton.
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