Mean To Me
Fred E. Ahlert and Roy Turk
1929

 

古いもの好きの人が時々歌います。AhlertとTurkコンビでは”I Don't Know Why”、”Walking My Baby Back Home"が有名です。


Roy Turk(1892-1934)     Fred E. Ahlert(1892-1953)

典型的なTin Pan Alley時代の作曲家の一人です。Ahlertは”I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter”とか”The Moon Was Yellow”などを書いています。

このアレンジはFJS女声ジャズ合唱団と私のソロとの掛け合いになっています。古い話になりましたが、2004年10月の六本木ジャズクルージングの前夜祭のアンコールで歌いました。そのためのお手本コーラスです。女声がバックですから音域が男声には低いです。女声が歌うと軽く聞こえます。

今月の練習でやってみようか。(2015/8/8)


Lyrics

Mean to me, mean to me baby
Should you be, mean to me baby
Seems to me, baby loves to see me cryin'
Don't know why I'm alone sittin' by the telephone
Sit, wait, like a little fool sit wait, knowing that you're gonna hesitate
This is what happen baby when you say you'll phone
Then you don't and I'm left a lone singin' the blues and carrying on.

You treat me coldly each day in the year
You always scold me
When ever some body's near.

Gee! dear, how could it be great fun to be mean to me
Tell me ba by tell me tell me baby
You shouldn't for get to see what you really mean to me mean mean,
Can't you see the things you really mean to me baby?

You're mean to me
Why must you be so mean to me
Gee! honey it seems to me
You love to see me cryin'
I don't know why
I stay home each night when you say you'll phone
You don't and I'm left alone singin' the blues and sighin'

You treat me coldly each day in the year
You always scold me
When ever some body's near.
It must be great fun to be mean to me
You shouldn't forget to see
What you mean to me

Mean (Mean to me baby)
Mean (Mean to me ba
by)
Mean (Mean to me ba
by)
Mean to me baby
Why? (Why should my baby)
Why? (Why should my baby)
Why should my baby be so mean to me.