Bahamian Elevator Music

3 May 2003

At the end of an old movie the other night, I heard a piece of music during the closing credits. The soundtrack didn’t contain the song. Digging around in the comments on Amazon, I found the artist mentioned as well as the song title. It turns out this song was written in 1940 and was recorded by the Mills Brothers in 1949, as well as by famed country singer Vaughn Monroe.

Who knows why one piece of music, one artist or one set of lyrics wows one while others aren’t the least bit interested? This piece of music was done by a Bahamian artist to a native Bahamian rhythm for this movie. It’s a great piece of music.

Someday

Original music and lyrics by Jimmie Hodges

I know that someday you will want me to hold you,
When I’m in love with somebody new.
You expect me to be true, and go on loving you;
Although I’m feeling blue, you think I can’t forget you.

Until someday you will want me to hold you,
When I am gone with somebody new.
Although you don’t want me now, I’ll get along somehow,
And then I won’t want you.

I know that someday you will want me to hold you,
When I am gone with somebody new.
What am I supposed to do with this love I have for you?
To my heart I must be true, although I can’t forget you.

Until someday you will want me to hold you,
When I am strong for somebody new.
Although you don’t want me now, I’ll get along somehow,
And then I won’t want you.

I know that someday you will want me to hold you,
When I am gone with somebody new.
Although you don’t want me now, I’ll get along somehow,
And then I won’t want you.

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  1. Dave Gravee    13 October 2003, 06:14    #

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