I Get Along Without You Very Well (except sometimes)

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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 said I would
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 gal
What a fool am I
To think my aching 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


from Modern Love Songs, released May 19, 2015
Music: Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics: based on a poem written by Jane Brown Thompson

Vocals, Guitar- Dida
Soprano Saxophone- Yuval Cohen
Piano- Yonatan Riklis
Upright Bass- Tal Ronen
Drums- Yonatan Rosen



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New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida has a particular talent for storytelling. Whether it be a jazz standard, a scorching blues number, an old country ballad, or a heartfelt original “Dida sings in a voice sometimes playful, warm, resonant, no frills. She sings the words, giving them their meaning, their weight, with perfect diction and charm." (Jazz Hot, France) ... more

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