My Name Is Barbra Album

Artist(s): Barbra Streisand

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Tracklist

My Name Is Barbara

length: 0:55
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz

A Kid Again / I'm Five

length: 2:08
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz
I wish I were a kid again
Doing what I did again
Here I make my bit again
To be a kid again
Once more through the door
Once more as before
Into a land where I leave cares behind
Please take me back
There are things I must find
Oh, I wish I were a kid again
Doing what I did again
A kid again...
I'm five, I'm five
I am a big girl now, I'm five
I can dress myself, I don't need Mum
To help me anymore
And when I sit in my father's chair
My feet can reach the floor
I'm five, I'm five
I am a big girl now, I'm five
My mother doesn't spank me just
For going without a hat
She knows darn well I'd run away
'Cause I'm too old for that
What does she think I'm three?
Not me
What does she think I'm four?
I'm more than four
I'm even more than four and a half...
I'm five!
On April 24!

Jenny Rebecca

length: 3:03
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz
Jenny rebecca, four days old
How do you like the world so far?
Jenny rebecca, four days old
What a lucky, lucky, lucky
Lucky girl you are
For you have swings to be swung on
Trees to be climbed up
Days to be young on
Toys you can wind up
Grass to be lying on
Sun up above
Pillows for crying on
When you’re in love
Ponies for riding
Wind in your hair
Slides to be sliding on
Leaves in the air
Dogs to be caring for
Love to be giving
Dreams to be daring for
Long as you’re living
Yes, you have
Dreams to be daring for
Long as you’re living
Jenny rebecca, four days old
What a lucky, lucky, lucky
Lucky girl you are...

My Pa

length: 2:31
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz
composer: Michael Leonard
lyricist: Herbert Martin
My pa can light my room at night
By just his being near
And make a fear for dream all right
By grinning ear to ear
My pa can do most anything
He sets his mind to do
He’d even move a mountain
If he really wanted to
My pa can sweeten up the day
That clouds and rain make gray
And tell me funny stories
That will chase the clouds away
My pa’s the only one on earth
I can tell my troubles to
His arms are house and home to me
His face’s a pretty poem to me
My pa’s the finest friend I ever knew
I only wish that you
Could know him too...

Sweet Zoo

length: 1:38
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz
I dreamed last night that I was a tiger in the jungle
But I was a big bad tiger, for a lion killed me
And then I was an elephant, a great big elephant
There wasn’t anything I couldn’t do
Till they caught and they brought me to the zoo
So I dreamed I was an alligator
-crocodile? -no, alligator!
With a great big mouth
And four very funny little legs
Which are no good for dancing
So, then I was a dancing bear
And I was doing my dancing where the bears dance
But I was sneezing, ¡®cause I was a dancing polar bear
And it was freezing
Then I dreamed I was a giraffe
I looked so ridiculous I wanted to laugh
But giraffes can’t talk, so how can they laugh?
Till I woke up
And I was not a tiger, or and elephant,
I was not an alligator. -crocodile? -no, alligator!
I was not a dancing bear or a tall giraffe
I was only me...and that’s the way I’ll be!
Oh, that’s the way I’ll be
I enjoy being an oyster!

Where Is the Wonder

length: 2:15
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz

Where is the wonder that I once felt?
Watching snowflakes melt as a child
Where is the wonder that I once knew?
When the sky of blue turned wild?
Where is the magic that thrilled me so,
Watching flowers grow in the spring?
Where is the magic that filled the sky?
How did robins fly and sing?
Where are the marvels that I marveled at?
What changed the kitten into a cat?
Where are the mysteries that I couldn’t solve?
What made the world revolve?
Where is the wonder that years conceal,
That a child can feel now and then?
Oh, where is the wonder of long ago
That I'll never know again...


I Can See It

length: 3:08
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz
composer: Harvey Schmidt
lyricist: Tom Jones
Ah, okay!
The hills are alive
And it's pretty frightening
The sun goes down

The moon comes out
The people gather 'round and we all begin to shout
Ech... mud!
You better not cry

You better not shout
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa claus is dead

There's a song I must sing,
It's a well known song,
But the tune is bitter
And it doesn't take long to learn, I can learn!
That pretty little world that beams so bright
That pretty little world that seems delightful cambered
Let me learn...let me learn...

For I can see it, shining somewhere
Bright lights somewhere invite me to compare and learn
And I'm ready, I can hear it silent singing
Inside my ear, I hear them all singing of love!

Who knows maybe all the visions that I see
May be waiting just for me to say
Take me there and make me see it, make me feel it
I know it so, I know that it really may be...
Let me learn!

Someone to Watch Over Me

length: 2:44
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz
Looking everywhere haven't found him yet
He's the big affair, I cannot forget
Only man I ever think of with regret

There's a somebody I'm longing to see,
I hope that he turns out to be
Someone to watch over me
I'm a little lamb who's lost in the world
I know I could always be good
To one who'll watch over me
Although he may not be the man
Some girls think of as handsome
To my heart he carries the key, humm

Won't you tell him, please, to put on some speed
Follow my lead, oh, how I need
Someone to watch over me

I've Got No Strings

length: 2:51
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz
Why does the gay little dicky bird sing?
What put the "zing" in a butterfly's wing?
What's the reason for the smile of a troubadour?
Why does a breeze have a barrel of fun?
Even the bee who's a son-of-a-gun,
It's all because they're free
And stringless, the same as me

I've got no strings to hold me down
To make me fret
Or make me frown

I had strings but now I'm free
There are no strings on me

Hi-o the merri-o
I'm as happy as can be
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me

I've got no strings so I have fun
I'm not tied up to anyone
How I love my liberty
There are no strings on me

I've got no strings so I have fun
I'm not tied up to anyone
How I love my liberty
There are no strings on me

If You Were the Only Boy in the World

length: 3:29
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz
If I were the only girl in the world
And you were the only boy
Nothing else would matter in the world today
We could go on loving in the same old way
A garden of eden, mmm, just made for two
With nothing to harm our joy
I would say such wonderful things to you
There would be such wonderful things to do
If were the only girl in the world
And you were the only boy
...if I were the only girl...
Nothing else would matter in the world today
We could go on loving in the same sweet way
A garden of eden, mmm, just made for two
With nothing to change our joy
I would say such wonderful things to you
There would be such beautiful things to do
If were the only girl in the world
And you were the only boy.

Why Did I Choose You

length: 3:48
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz
lyricist: Herbert Martin
composer: Michael Leonard

Why did I choose you?
What did I see in you?
I saw the heart you hide so well
I saw a quiet man who had a gentle way
A way that caught me in its glowing spell
Why did I want you?
What could you offer me?
A love to last a life time through
And when I lost my heart so many years ago,
I lost it lovingly and willingly to you...
If I had to choose again,
I would still choose you...



My Man

producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Peter Matz
vocal: Barbra Streisand
arranger: Peter Matz
lyricist: Albert Willemetz, Jacques Charles
composer: Maurice Yvain
translator: Channing Pollock
It's cost me a lot
But there's one thing that I've got
It's my man
Cold and wet, tired you bet
But all that I soon forget
With my man
He's not much for looks
And no hero out of books
Is my man
Two or three girls has he
That he likes as well as me
But I love him!
I don't know why I should
He isn't good, he isn't true
He beats me too
What can I do?

Oh, my man I love him so
He'll never know
All my life is just despair
But I don't care
When he takes me in his arms
The world is bright, all right
What's the difference if I say
I'll go away, When I know
I'll come back on my knees some day?
For whatever my man is
I am his forever more
Oh, my man I love him

Sometimes I say
If I could just get away
With my man
He'd go straight sure as fate
For it never is too late
For a man
I just like to dream
Of a cottage by a stream
With my man
Where a few flowers grew
And perhaps a kid or two
Like my man
And then my eyes get wet
I most forget till he gets hot
And tells me not to talk such rot

Oh, my man I love him so
He'll never know
All my life is just despair
But I don't care
When he takes me in his arms
The world is bright, all right
What's the difference if I say
I'll go away, When I know
I'll come back on my knees some day?
For what ever my man is
I am his forever more