They Didn't Believe Me

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And when I told them how beautiful you are
They didn't believe me, they didn't believe me
Your lips, your eyes, your cheeks, your hair
Are in a class beyond compare
The most beautiful girl one could see
And when I tell them, and I'm certainly going to tell them
That I'm the man whose girl one day you'll be
They'll never believe me, they'll never believe me
That from this great big world you've chosen me

And when I tell them, and I'm certainly going to tell them
That I'm the man whose girl one day you'll be
They'll never believe me, they'll never believe me
That from this great big world you've chosen me

They Didn't Believe Me (Live 1993)
Words byHerbert Reynolds
Music byJerome Kern
Performed byElvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
Arranged byJacqueline Thomas
MusiciansElvis Costello - voice
Michael Thomas - violin
Ian Belton - violin
Paul Cassidy - viola
Jacqueline Thomas - violoncello
RecordedMarch 18, 1993, New York, NY
ReleasedSeptember 1993
AlbumsThe Juliet Letters (Rhino reissue), 2006
PromosLive At New York Town Hall, 1993
18 Original Hits 18 Unoriginal Artists, 1995
Length3:59

First known performance:
February 22, 1993, Glasgow, Scotland
Last known performance:
January 20, 2006, Sydney, Australia
     (18 known performances)


Alternate versions

They Didn't Believe Me (Piano Jazz version)
Performed byElvis Costello & Marian McPartland
Produced byShari Hutchinson
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Marian McPartland - piano
RecordedMay 3, 2003, Manhattan Studio, New York
ReleasedJuly 12, 2005
AlbumsPiano Jazz: Costello/McPartland
Length3:54
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