Steve Barton – Encore: The Private Collection

1 A Piece of the Sky (with Mary Millar, Christina Collier and Warner Brown) 2:41 Michael Reed / Warner Brown
2 Simply Flying 2:18 Michael Reed / Warner Brown
3 London (with Mary Millar and Christina Collier) 2:34 Michael Reed / Warner Brown
4 Tea Room Tango (with Marry Millar) 1:59 Michael Reed / Warner Brown
5 Drawn to You 2:28 Robert Wright / George Forrest
6 You’re the Cream in My Coffee 0:57 Buddy DeSylva / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson
7 I Got Rhythm 1:53 George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
8 Tea for Two (with Angelika Milster) 2:42 Vincent Youmans / Irving Caesar / Otto Harbach
9 Jemand muss da sein (live) 3:04 Stephen Sondheim / Michael Kunze
10 Bewusst am Leben zu sein (live) 5:01 Stephen Sondheim / Michael Kunze
11 Ich war bis Heut’ noch nicht Verliebt (live) 3:21 Frank Loesser / Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz
One-Man Show Rehearsals
12 You’ve Got a Friend 2:49 Carole King
13 Where You Lead 2:34 Carole King / Toni Stern
14 Since I Fell for You 3:19 Buddy Johnson
15 What I Did for Love 2:32 Marvin Hamlisch / Edward Kleban
16 Vincent 3:19 Don McLean
17 A Man and a Woman 4:53 Harvey Schmidt / Tom Jones
18 I’d Rather Be Blue 2:15 Bill Rose / Fred Fisher
19 The Music and the Mirror 2:32 Marvin Hamlisch / Edward Kleban
20 People 3:20 Jule Styne / Bob Merrill
21 Gethsamane 5:28 Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice
Bonus Tracks
22 O Captain, My Captain (poem) 2:43 Walt Whitman
23 Only a Prelude (piano solo) 7:08 George Gershwin
24 Trendsetters (radio interview) 4:28

Tracks 1-4 from The House on the Corner, courtesy Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
Track 5 from The Anastasia Affaire, courtesy Original Cast Records
Track 6 from Hold Everything!
Track 7 from Girl Crazy
Track 8 from No, No, Nanette
Tracks 9-10 from Company, courtesy of Jürg Burth
Track 11 from Guys and Dolls
Tracks 15 and 19 from A Chorus Line
Track 17 from 110 in the Shade
Track 18 and 20 from Funny Girl
Track 21 from Jesus Christ Superstar
Track 23: Steve Barton plays piano at the Theatre an der Wien in 1984 for a ballet choreographed by Denny Berry
Track 24 recorded in Steve’s dressing room at The Majestic Theatre, New York
Tracks 6-8, 11-24 courtesy of Edward Barton and Denny Berry

Concept suggested, compiled and produced by Edward Barton, Denny Berry, Tim Hutton and Steve Warner
Stage Door Records gratefully acknowledges the assistance of André Bauer, Jürg Burth, Angelika Milster, Michael Reed, Michael Staringer, Markus Tüpker, Marcus Tylor, Caroline Underwood and Bruce Yeko.
Album mastered by Lee Leng Kok, Ancient Sound Restore, Singapore
Photographs courtesy of Denny Berry, Terry Faulkner & Marcus Tylor
CD Graphics by Ray Leaning, Muse Fine Art & Design. (ray@musefineart.co.uk)

Label Stage Door Cat.No. Stage 9023 Format CD Year 2010 Country UK

YOU’RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE

You’re the cream in my coffee
You’re the salt in my stew
You will always be my necessity
I’d be lost without you

You’re the starch in my collar
You’re the lace in my shoe
You will always be my necessity
I’d be lost without you

Most men tell love tales
And each phrase dovetails
You’ve heard each known way
This way is my own way

You’re the sail of my love boat
You’re the captain and crew
You will always be my necessity
I’d be lost without you....

You know I’m really floundering
You catch my drift? …

I GOT RHYTHM (with Angelika Milster)

Angelika I got rhythm
I got music
I got my wine
Who could ask for anything more?

Steve She’s got daisies in green pastures
She’s got her man, who could ask for anything more?

Steve and Chorus Old man trouble, she won’t mind him
You won’t find him ‘round her door
We’ve got starlight, we’ve got sweet dreams
I got rhythm—who could ask for anything more? …

Both and Chorus Old man trouble, she won’t mind him
You won’t find him ‘round her door
We’ve got starlight, we got sweet dreams
I got rhythm—who could ask for anything more?
Who could ask for anything more? …

TEA FOR TWO (with Angelika Milster)

Steve sings in German.

Angelika
Picture you upon my knee
Just tea for two and two for tea
Just me for you and you for me alone

Nobody near us to see us or hear us
No friends or relations on weekend vacations
We won’t have it known, dear, that we own a telephone, dear

Day will break and you’ll awake
And start to bake a sugar cake
For you to take for all the boys to see

We will raise a family:
A boy for you, a girl for me
Oh, can’t you see how happy we would be

You see how happy we would be....

JEMAND MUSS DA SEIN (Someone is Waiting)
BEWUSST AM LEBEN ZU SEIN (Being Alive)
ICH WAR BIS HEUT’ NOCH NICHT VERLIEBT (I’ve Never Been in Love Before)

[lyrics not available]

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

When you’re down and troubled and you need some loving care
And nothin’, nothin’ is goin’ right
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there
To brighten even your darkest night

You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
I’ll come runnin’ to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yes I will

You’ve got a friend

Ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend
When people can be so cold
They’ll hurt you, yes, and desert you
And break your heart if you let them
Oh, but don’t you let them

You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
I’ll come runnin’ to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yes, I will

You’ve got a friend
You’ve got a friend
Ain’t it good to know, good to know
You’ve got a friend....

WHERE YOU LEAD

Wanting you the way I do
I only want to be with you
And I would go to the ends of the earth
‘Cause, darling, to me that’s what you’re worth

Where you lead, I will follow
Anyway that you tell me to
If you need, need me to be with you
I would follow where you lead

If you’re out on the road
Feeling lonely and oh so cold
All you have to do is call my name
And I’ll be there on the next train

Where you lead, I will follow
Anyway that you tell me to
If you need, need me to be with you
I would follow where you lead

I always wanted a real home, flowers on my window sill
But if you want to live in New York City, honey, you know that I will, yes I will, yes I will
I never thought I could get satisfaction from just one woman
If anyone could keep me happy, you’re the one who can

I’m gonna follow where you lead me
I’m gonna follow where you lead me

Wanting you the way I do
I only want to be with you
And I would go to the ends of the earth
‘Cause, darling, to me that’s what you’re worth

Where you lead, I will follow
Any, anywhere that you tell me to
If you need, need me to be with you
I will follow where you lead

I’m gonna follow where you lead me
I’m gonna follow where you lead me
I’m gonna follow where you lead me
I’m gonna follow where you lead me....

SINCE I FELL YOUR YOU

When you just give love
And never get love
You better let you love depart

I know it’s so
And yet I know
I can’t get you out of my heart

You made me leave my happy home
You took my love and now you’re gone

Since I fell for you

Love brings on me such misery and pain
I guess I’ll never be the same

Since I fell for you

Well, it’s too bad and it’s too sad
But I’m in love with you
You loved me, you love me then you snubbed me
But what can I do?
I’m still hung up on you

Oh, I guess I never seen the light
I get the blues most every night

Since I fell for you
Since I fell for you....

WHAT I DID FOR LOVE

Kiss today goodbye
And point me t’ward tomorrow
Wish me luck, the same to you
But I can’t regret what I did for love
What I did for love

Look, my eyes are dry
The sweetness and the sorrow
It’s as if we always knew
And I won’t forget what I did for love
What I did for love

Gone, love is never gone
As we travel on love’s what we’ll remember

Look, my eyes are dry
The gift was ours to borrow
We did what we had to do
Won’t forget, can’t regret what I did for love
What I did for love
What I did for love....

VINCENT (STARRY, STARRY NIGHT)

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

And now I understand what you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now

For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight on that starry, starry night
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Vincent
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can’t forget
Like the stranger that you’ve met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloddy rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

And now I think I know what you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they’re not list’ning still
Perhaps they never will

GETHSEMANE

Pilate and Christ

Pilate
I dreamed I met a Galilean
A most amazing man

I asked him to say what had happened
How it all began

And next, the room was full of wild and angry men
They seemed to hate this man
They fell on him, and then disappeared again
Then I saw thousands of millions
Crying for this man
And then I heard them mentioning my name
And leaving me the blame

Gethsemane

Jesus
I only want to say:
If there is a way
Take this cup away from me
I don’t want to taste its poison
Feel it burn me

I have changed
I’m not as sure as when we started
Then, I was inspired
Now, I’m sad and tired
After all, I’ve tried for three years
Seems like thirty
Would you ask as much
Would you ask as much from any other man?

But if I die
See the saga through and do the things you ask of me
Let them hit me, hurt me, nail me to their tree

I’d have to know, I’d have to know, my Lord
Have to know, I’d have to know, my Lord
I’d have to see, I’d have to see, my Lord
I’d have to see, I’d have to see, my Lord
If I die what will be my reward?
If I die what will be my reward?
Have to know, I’d have to know, my Lord
I’d have to know, I’d have to know, my Lord
Why should I die

Would I be more noticed than I ever was before?
Will the things I say and do matter any more?

I only want to say
If there is a way
I don’t want to taste its poison
Come and take me
I am ready

Come and take me
Take me now
At last
My heart is understood

O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN

i.

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.

ii.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning; Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck, You’ve fallen cold and dead.

iii.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won; Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.