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Someone to Watch Over Me
1926 George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
A song from the musical "Oh, Kay", which opened November 8, 1926 at the Imperial Theatre, New York. Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, libretto by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. Director: John Harwood. With Gertrude Lawrence in the character of Kay.
This song was recorded by several singers among which Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra (1954), Elton John. During the credits of the movie with the same name (Ridley Scott, 1987) Sting give a great rendering of the tune.

Recording sessions
1987 July 10: Montreux (CH) 21st Jazz Festival
1987 August 26: Barcelona (ES) Àngel Casas Show, TV3
1990 May 10: Brighton (UK) Dome
1990 July 13: Montreux (CH) 24th Jazz Festival
1990 [4:57] CD 5 Madame Nina Simone TS RRC 019 (NL)
1990 July 22: Köln (DE) One World Music Festival