Sam’s Song (Dean Martin and Sammy Davis)

Writer(s): Jack Elliott, Lew Quadling
Duet between Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin

This version is from the radio, and is clearer than the Las Vegas version in which Dean was drunk. It’s a riot!!! (Sammy Davis, Jr)

Oh here’s a happy tune (a happy tune) you love to croon (you love to croon)
They call it Dean’s Song. (You don’t seem to understand)
Catchy as can be (I must agree) the melody (the melody)
They call it Dean’s Song. (Looks like I’ll have to explain this thing).
(You don’t dig this scene I’m saying, Dean, the song is Sam’s Song.)
Sam, you’re just a ham
(But Dean here’s the scam, the song was named after Sam)
Sam who? (Sam Houston)
Oh… may I say with pride where I reside, they call it Dean’s Song.
(That’s quite a group going for you too, pal)
There’s no bigger choir that you could hire for singing Dean’s Song.
(They make the Mormon Tabernacle sound like a trio)
Sam, it’s plain to see, you’re put out with me.
(No, I’m just not singing along)
Tell you what I’ll do, since you’re a Jew, we’ll call it Clyde’s Song.
(Clyde’s Song!)
Here’s a happy tune
(It’s a sweet melody, and I’m happy to say it was named after me,)
(but he’s calling it) Clyde’s Song.
Happy as can be
(No, I don’t like the beat and I’m sorry to say that the man is a thief for calling it ) Clyde’s Song.
Nothing on your mind
(It’s a lot on my mind and I’m laying here saying it you’re being a cad calling it) Clyde’s Song.
(My Aye-talian friend, we have reached the end, and we just can’t seem to plan)
Sam, let’s compromise, dadadada,
We’ll call it Sam’s Song. ( Did he say Sam’s Song?)
Ah let’s give the ending a ride
(So long as nobody tells Clyde)
It’s Sam’s Song (it’s not Billy’s theme song)
Sam’s Song (It’s not Mona’s Song)
Sam’s Song
(The only thing I know is that when this record comes out, it better be called Sam’s Song or you’re gonna get a nasty letter from my solicitor, Calhoun)
That’s Sam’s Song (Sam’s Song, oh yeah!)

Las Vegas performance from the Album Summit
(Dean is a bit drunk) SD) Can you try to stand up enough to sing Sam Song?;
DM) Okay, I’ll try. (They have a little difficulty starting) DM) Here’s a happy tune;
SD) A happy tune; DM)You’ll love to croon; SD) You love to croon;
DM) They call it Dean’s song; SD) Hey, you don’t seem to understand;
DM) Catchy as can be; SD) I must agree; DM) The melody; SD) The melody;
DM) They call it Dean’s song; SD) Looks like I’m gonna have to explain this thing;
DM) You don’t dig this scene; SD) I’m saying, Dean, the song is Sam’s song;
DM) Sam, you’re just a ham; SD) Yeah, but Dean here’s the scam. The song was named after Sam; DM) Sam who? SD) Sam Houston; DM) Oh, may I say with pride where I reside, they call it Dean’s song SD) And that’s quite a group you have going for you, daddy; DM) There’s no bigger choir that you could hire for singing Dean’s song;
SD) They make the Mormon Tabernacle sound like a trio;
DM) Sam it’s plain to see that you’re put out with me; SD) I’m not just singing along;
DM) Tell you what I’ll do since I’m with you, we’ll call it Clyde’s song; SD) Clyde’s song?; DM) Here’s a happy tune; SD) It’s a sweet melody and I’m happy to say it was named after me but he’s calling it Clyde’s song; DM) Catchy as can be; SD) No I don’t like to beef and I’m sorry to say the man is a thief ’cause he’s calling it Clyde’s song;
DM) Nothing on your mind; SD) There’s a lot on my mind and I’m standing here saying you’re being unkind ’cause you’re calling it; DM) Clyde’s song ; SD) My Italian friend we have reached the end; DM) We don’t seem to blend. Sam, let’s compromise; SD) Oh, I hear what you say but by that do you mean that you’ll do it your way and call it, you dirty bas…: DM) Sam’s song ; SD) Did you say Sam’s song?; Both) Let’s give the ending a rhyme; SD) But don’t nobody tell Clyde; Both) that the name of this song; DM) is Sam’s song; SD) It’s not Irving’s song; DM) Sam’s song; SD) It’s not even Pappy’s song; DM) Sam’s song; SD) Only thing I know is when this record comes out it better have Sam’s Song on it or else you’ll get a nasty letter from my lawyer Calhoun and a telephone call too; DM) It’s Sam Song!

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