On the Street Where You Live

Music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, 1956
 
Chappell & Co. ASCAP
Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Introduced by Michael King in the Broadway Musical "My Fair Lady"
Best selling record by Vic Damone with Percy Faith's Orchestra for Columbia
Records charting at No. 4 on Billboard. It also charted at No. 18 for Eddie Fisher 
and Lawrence Welk at No. 96. It was also sung by Jeremy Brett in the 1964 
in the movie version of "My Fair Lady" and recorded by Andy Williams for Columbia
Records charting at No. 28 on Billboard that same year.

While this song may have been performed by Perry on television, he never
recorded it for RCA Victor. In the 1999 Movie "Blast from the Past", where a number of Perry's
songs were featured, it was implied by Adam, a main character within the film,
that Perry had recorded this song giving rise to many requests by Como fans 
to hear Perry's version.
 
Blast from the Past ~ The Movie 1999
 

On the Street Where You Live

I have often walked down this street before
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before
All at once am I several stories high
Knowing I'm on the street where you live

Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
Does enchantment pour out of every door?
No, it's just on the street where you live

And oh, the towering feeling 

just to know somehow you are near
The overpowering feeling 

that any second you may suddenly appear

People stop and stare, they don't bother me
For there's nowhere else on earth that I would rather be
Let the time go by, I won't care if I
Can be here on the street where you live

Music by Frederick Loewe 
with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, 1956

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First Edition Summer 1992
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Revision Easter 2015
 
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Saturday, April 04, 2015