Me And My Shadow

Writer(s): Dave Dreyer/ Al Jolson/ Billy Rose
(This is the duet with Sammy Davis, Jr.)

Like the wallpaper sticks to the wall, like the seashore clings to the sea
Like you’ll never get rid of your shadow, Frank, you’ll never get rid of me
Let all the others fight and fuss, whatever happens, we’ve got us.
Me and my shadow
We’re closer than pages that stick in a book,
We’re closer than ripples that play in a brook, strolling down the avenue
Wherever you find him, you’ll find me, just look,
Closer than a miser or the bloodhound’s ?????
Me and my shadow
We’re closer than smog when it clings to L.A., we’re closer than Bobby is to J.F.K.
Not a soul can bust this team in two, we stick together like glue
And when it’s sleeping time, that’s when we rise
We start to swing, swing to the skies
Our clocks don’t chime, what a surprise
They ring-a-ding-ding! Happy New Year!
Me and my shadow
And now to repeat what I said at the start,
They’ll need a large crowbar to break us apart, we’re alone but far from blue
Before we get finished, we’ll make the town roar
We’ll make all the late spots, and then a few more
We’ll wind up at Jilly’s right after Toot’s Shore
Life is gonna be we-wow-whee! (Here comes the party!)
For my shadow and me!
Say Frank? What is it, Sam? Do me a favor? What do you want, now?
Would you mind taking it, just one more time? From the top? No! From the ending!
And while we are swinging, to mention a few
We’ll drop in at Danny’s, The Little Club too
But wind up at Jilly’s, whatever we do
Life is gonna be we-wow-whee! (Wow!)
For my shadow and me!
Frank? Oh, forget it Sam.

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