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Debbie Reynolds - Tammy

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Uploaded on Apr 17, 2011

Recorded in 1957 (when Debbie Reynolds was 23 years old) for the film "Tammy and the Bachelor," the song earned her a gold record and was the best-selling single by a female vocalist in 1957. The song spent 23 weeks on the "Top 40" charts. It was number one for five weeks on the Billboard pop charts. The song was nominated for a "Best Song" Academy Award in 1957, but lost to "All The Way" from the film, "The Joker Is Wild."

In the movie (the first of the Tammy film series, and the only one Debbie Reynolds starred in), she co-starred with Leslie Nielsen.

At the time "Tammy and the Bachelor" was filmed, Debbie Reynolds was still married to Eddie Fisher. Less than a year later, Eddie Fisher began his affair with Elizabeth Taylor. Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher were divorced in 1959.

In the film, as she sings the song, she's interrupted by her Aunt Renie (played by Mildred Natwick.) For this video, I deleted that part, and spliced in scenes between Debbie Reynolds and Leslie Nielsen, and overlayed the soundtrack with a clean audio.

Tammy
(Jay Livingston and Ray Evans)

I hear the cottonwoods whisperin'' above
"Tammy! Tammy! Tammy's in love!"
The ole hootie owl hootie-hoos to the dove,
"Tammy! Tammy! Tammy's in love!"

Does my lover feel
what I feel
When he comes near?
My heart beats so joyfully
You'd think that he could hear!

Wish I knew
if he knew
what I'm dreamin' of!

Tammy! Tammy! Tammy's in love!

Whippoorwill, whippoorwill, you and I know
Tammy, Tammy,
can't let him go!
The breeze from the bayou keeps murmuring low,
"Tammy, Tammy, you love him so!"

When the night is warm, soft and warm
I long for his charms
I'd sing like a violin
If I were in his arms

Wish I knew
if he knew
what I'm dreamin' of!

Tammy! Tammy! Tammy's in love!

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