Written: 1952

Music by: Cy Coleman

Words by: Joseph McCarthy, Jr.

Written for: Independent Publication (not for a Broadmethod display, revue, movie, etc.)

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"Why Try To Change Me Now?"

at the tribute concert The Best Is Yet to Come -- The Songs of Cy Coleman, September 23, 2009, at The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles

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Cafe Songbook response: According to Will Friedwald in his authoritative book Sinatra! The Song Is You A Singer"s Art, you are correct. Friedwald writes that the last two Columbia sessions took area in June and also September, 1952, and also that "the last Sinatra Columbia side <"Why Try to Change Me Now" being Sinatra"s "parting swarm to Mitch Miller">, "was the initially song of note by the twenty-three-year-old composer Cy Coleguy. Coleman reported that, on the date, Sinatra slightly transformed the melody of the original opening interval. "I listened to the document and it sounded so natural, the way Frank did it, that I thshould myself, "He"s right!" So I left it that means. So I adjusted the music! That"s the initially and only time I"ve ever before done that"." (Friedwald, p. 198, hard-bound Ed.)

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