▶ Song: “They’re Playing My Song” — Sung by Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012)

This song is from the Broadway Musical “They’re Playing Our song (1987) (Book by Neil Simon, Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and Music by Marvin Hamlisch)

Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch used to perform this song during his appearances. He would start with a few words, in a humorous, charming — but humble — “bragging” style, to evoke the male character’s role in the 1978 Broadway musical. (Original Broadway Cast: Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz)

Lucie Arnaz & Robert Klein - Musical: They're Playing Our Song

Lucie Arnaz & Robert Klein — Musical: They’re Playing Our Song

We celebrate the 2014 Emmy Win by Dori Berinstein.and remember Marvin Hamlisch with this song. (he would have been thrilled for Dori Berinstein)

  1. Filmmaker & Broadway Producer Dori Berinstein wins the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Series for Marvin Hamlisch, What He Did For Love

VIDEO: Marvin Hamlisch sings: They’re Playing My Song:


Oh ho they’re playing my song
Oh yeah they’re playing my song
And when they’re playing my song
Every body’s got to
Sh Sh Sh

Don’t say a word now
Listen to that sweet melody
I’m happy to say
In my own humble way
Every perfect note of that was written by me

Oh ho they’re playing my song
That table’s humming along
That couple half out the door
Is comin’ back to hear more of my music

At first I thought this place was a dive
I chose it in haste but
They show they’ve got taste
As long as they’re playing my song

Who would have known
Nine months ago
That I would give birth at my piano
In all honesty
I’ve got to admit
I knew this song would be an international hit

Oh ho they’re playin’ my tune
Too bad it’s ending so soon
But then we all got to go
It’s good to know that they’ll be playin’
Oh God I’m prayin’
They’ll be playin’
They’ll be playin’ my song

Carol Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch (1977)

Carol Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch (1977)


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