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What play has a tune with the wordage I wunder whats wrong wit ma baby and shes so sensible?

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    1 decade ago
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    That is probably "My Baby Just Cares for Me" from the play and movie "Whoopee!" (music composed by Walter Donaldson, lyrics by Gus Kahn). In the film, starring Eddie Cantor (who also starred in the play), Eddie did the singing with The Goldwyn Girls, and Ethel Shutta performed both the dancing and accompanying vocals.

    My Baby Just Cares for Me was one of three hit songs from the 1928 musical Whoopee, starring Eddie Cantor and Ruth Etting. It is best known as the signature tune of singer and pianist Nina Simone. Nat King Cole also made a hit recording.

    Simone recorded the song in 1958 for her debut album, Little Girl Blue. The track remained relatively obscure until 1987, when it was used in a UK television commercial for Chanel No. 5 perfume. To follow up this exposure, the track was released as a single by Charly Records, entering the UK Singles Chart on October 31, 1987 (1987-10-31) and becoming, at Number 5, one of Simone's biggest hits almost nineteen years after her previous chart entry. A claymation music video was produced by Aardman Animations and directed by Peter Lord.

    George Michael arranged and recorded a version of “My Baby Just Cares for Me” for his 1999 album Songs from the Last Century. Cyndi Lauper made her own arrangement of the classic tune and released it on her 2003 album "At Last." It has also been recorded by Nat King Cole, Amanda Lear, Mel Tormé, Mary Wells and Alex Chilton. Frank Sinatra recorded an up-tempo version of this song for his 1965 Reprise album, Strangers in the Night.

    In the Woody Allen movie "Everyone Says I Love You," there is an extended musical dance scene of the song performed by Edward Norton and Natasha Lyonne in Harry Winston, the jewelry store. Holden (Edward Norton) brings his soon-to-be sister-in-law Djuna a.k.a. D.J. (Natasha Lyonne) to pick out an engagement ring for his fiancee, Skylar (Drew Barrymore), and the song breaks out.

    Also recorded by:

    Lorez Alexandria; Ann-Margret; Louis Armstrong; Count Basie; Tony Bennett; Steve Blackwood; Pat Boone; Les Brown; Julie Budd; John Bunch; Cornell Campbell; Eddie Cantor; Cap Pela; Mindy Carson; Kate Ceberano & Her Septet; Clockwork; Holly Cole; Natalie Cole; Bing Crosby; Bob Crosby Orch.; Vic Damone; Del Rubio Triplets; Marlene Dietrich; Tommy Dorsey; Bob Dukoff; Ted Fio Rito; Jackie Gleason; Buddy Greco; Woody Herman; The Hi-Lo's; Al Hirt; Charles Holden; Tab Hunter; June Hutton; Indigo Swing; Harry James; The Jive Aces; Jive at Five; John Labelle; Sheila Landis; Janelle Lauer; Cyndi Lauper; Ranee Lee; Mary Lofstrom; Julie London; Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers; James McBride; Metropolitan Roof Orch.; ..... and others.

    The Nina Simone lyrics are:

    My baby dont care for shows

    My baby dont care for clothes

    My baby just cares for me

    My baby dont care for cars and races

    My baby dont care for high-tone places

    Liz taylor is not his style

    And even lana turners smile

    Is somethin he cant see

    My baby dont care who knows

    My baby just cares for me

    Baby, my baby dont care for shows

    And he dont even care for clothes

    He cares for me

    My baby dont care

    For cars and races

    My baby dont care for

    He dont care for high-tone places

    Liz taylor is not his style

    And even liberaces smile

    Is something he cant see

    Is something he cant see

    I wonder whats wrong with baby

    My baby just cares for

    My baby just cares for

    My baby just cares for me

    Refrain

    My baby dont care for shows

    My baby dont care for clothes

    My baby just cares for me

    My baby dont care for cars and races

    My baby dont care for high-tone places

    Liz taylor is not his style

    And even lana turners smile

    Is somethin he cant see

    My baby dont care who knows it

    My baby just cares for me

    My baby dont care for shows

    And he dont even care for clothes

    My baby just cares for me

    My baby dont care for cars and races

    My baby dont care for

    He dont care for high-tone places

    I wonder whats wrong with baby

    My baby just cares for

    Just says his prayers for

    My baby just cares for me.

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