They Say


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : They Say

A jazz standard which was one of the best selling pieces of sheet music in 1939.

Album:  They Say
Side A: They Say
Side B: A Room with a View

Style:  Fox Trot / Jazz / Big Band

Date Recorded

Composer: Stephan Weiss and Paul Mann

Lyricist: Edward Heyman


Charted: ‘They Say’ charted on Billboard in 1938 for 8 weeks reaching #1

Wikipedia: They Say

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra / Artie Shaw and his Gramercy 5


They say you have no lips for a fool such as I
They say you just believe in hello and goodbye.
And they say that the one I admire isn’t even remotely concerned
And that I’ll go on playing with fire
Until I learn, my heart has been burned.
They say I shouldn’t dream of your face in the gloom.
They say that all my dreams will be nightmares too soon.
Let them talk. Let them say what they want to
If it makes them feel happy that way
I know I’ll always love you, no matter what they say.

Label: Bluebird B-10075-A


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