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The Other Woman
1956 Jessie Mae Robinson
This song, written by the prolific Los Angeles blues composer Jessie Mae Robinson (1919-1966), was first recorded in 1956 by Kitty White (1923-2009) on LP EmArcy.

Recording sessions
1959 September 12: New York Town Hall
 
1959 October: New York
The other woman finds time to manicure her nails
The other woman is perfect where her rival fails
And she's never seen with pin curls in her hair
 
 
1964 March 21: New York Carnegie Hall
The other woman finds time to manicure her nails
The other woman is perfect where her rival fails
And she's never seen with pin curls in her hair
 
 
1969 April: München (DE) TV show
 
 
1969 April: Paris (FR) Olympia
 
1977 December: London (UK) Theatre Royal Drury Lane (?)
 
 
1984 August 25: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
Our next number will be called The Other Woman
For those of you who know it

 
 
1984 November 17: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
The other woman
Finds time to manicure her nails

The other woman
Is perfect where her rival fails
And she's never seen with pin curls in her hair

The other woman
Enchants her clothes with French perfume

The other woman
Keeps fresh cut flowers in each room
There are never toys that’s scattered everywhere
And when her ol' man comes to call on her
He'll find her waiting like a lonesome queen
Cos when she's by his side
It's such a change from old routine

But the other woman
Will always cry herself to sleep

The other woman
Will never have his love to keep
And as the years go by
The other woman
Will find that she spends
The rest of her life
Alone

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1985: USA Theatre tour
The other woman
Finds time to manicure her nails
The other woman
 
 
1990 April 10: Paris (FR) Olympia