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I Am Waiting

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Duchess Music Corp / Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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"Harry wrote and sang the song for a little film ['The Story of Eric'] about Lamaze childbirth done by some friends we had met during our own Lamaze adventure in 1970-71, which culminated in the birth of Zak." -- Diane Nilsson



I Don't Need You

Writer: Rick L. Christian
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Producer: Steve Cropper
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I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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Producer: Rick Jarrard
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While making the film Midnight Cowboy, director John Schlesinger had been using Harry's recording of "Everybody's Talkin' as an example of the type of song he wanted for the finished film. Harry wrote "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City" as his candidate for the final soundtrack, but lost out to himself when Schlesinger decided not to replace "Everybody's Talkin'".

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I Know

Writer: John Marascalco / Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Robin Hood Music
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I Know Why

Writer: Mack Gordon / Harry Warren
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Harry recorded this famous Glenn Miller track recorded during the Papa's Got a Brown New Robe sessions as a gift to his attorney.



I Need You

Writer: Gerry Beckley
Publisher: Warner Bros.
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Producer: Trevor Lawrence
Arranger: Trevor Lawrence

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I Never Thought I'd Get This Lonely

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Golden Syrup Music
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Producer: Harry Nilsson
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I Said Goodbye To Me

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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Producer: Rick Jarrard
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I Want You To Sit On My Face

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: EMI Blackwood Music
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I Will Take You There

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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Producer: Rick Jarrard
Arranger: George Tipton
From the Skidoo soundtrack. A new mix is also available on the Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology collection.

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I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

Writer: Joseph E. Howard / Harold Orlob / Frank Adams / Will Hough
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Recorded: March 15-22, 1973
Producer: Derek Taylor
Arranger: Gordon Jenkins
In 1909, Harold Orlob composed the song when he worked for Music Publishers Company which was owned by Joseph Howard. As was customary at that time, the copyright of the song was given to the publisher. For many years Howard maintained that he was the sole composer. In 1947 a film about Howard was released. It was titled "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now". Orlob sued to have himself declared as the real composer. Orlob did not ask for any monetary damages. An out-of-court agreement was reached, in which Joe Howard and Harold Orlob were credited as co-composers. Harold got no financial restitution.

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I Yam What I Yam

Writer: Harry Nilsson
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Producer: Harry Nilsson
Arranger: Van Dyke Parks
From the Popeye soundtrack.

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I'd Do It All Again

Writer: Harry Nilsson / Scott Turner
Publisher: Irving Music
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I'd Rather Be Dead

Writer: Harry Nilsson / Richard Perry
Publisher: EMI Blackwood Music
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Producer: Richard Perry
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At the end of the Son of Schmilsson album Richard Perry says "Goodbye, Harry" to which Harry replies, "See ya next album, Richard." According to Nilsson expert, Curtis Armstrong, this was something of an inside joke: during the "I'd Rather Be Dead" sessions Harry and Richard brought in the Stepney and Pinner Choir #6, a group of senior citizens, to sing on the track. The day turned into something of a party for everyone. At one point, Harry and Richard were up in the booth listening to a playback with Klaus Voormann when they heard a weird sound on the recording. They played it back over and over trying to determine what it was. Finally, Voormann, who Harry claimed has ears like no one else on earth, said it sounded to him like a wooden leg creaking. This put Harry and Richard into a bit of a bind, as they were a little embarrassed about asking a roomful of pensioners if any of them had a wooden leg. But there seemed to be little choice as the clock was ticking on the session which had already gone on for hours. Richard, very apologetically, asked if there was anyone in the room with a wooden leg. "I 'ave!" said one. So they asked him to please try and keep still while the tape was rolling. At the end of the session, as the Choir were headed out for the bus and saying their goodbyes, the fellow with the wooden leg tipped his cap to Harry and Richard and said, "Well, see ya next album!"

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I'll Be Home

Writer: Randy Newman
Publisher: Unichappell Music, Inc.
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Producer: Nilsson House
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A brief bit of "I'll Be Home" appears in "Buy My Album."

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I'll Never Leave You

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Golden Syrup Music
Recorded: June, 1971
Producer: Richard Perry
Arranger: George Tipton

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I'll Take a Tango

Writer: Alex Harvey
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Producer: Harry Nilsson for Nilsson House
Arranger: The Band

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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows

Writer: Joseph McCarthy / Harry Carroll
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I'm Gonna Lose My Mind

Writer: Johnny Cole
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I'm Mean

Writer: Harry Nilsson
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Producer: Harry Nilsson
Arranger: Van Dyke Parks
From the Popeye soundtrack.

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I'm Popeye the Sailor Man

Writer: Sam Lerner
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Producer: Harry Nilsson
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The only Popeye song not written by Harry.



I've Got It

Writer: Harry Nilsson / Perry Botkin
Publisher: Golden Syrup Music
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Producer: Steve Cropper
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In Time

Writer: Scott Turner
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Recorded: 1962
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Isamel

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No song by this title was ever recorded by Harry. This common misconception is no doubt the result of of someone's discography listing of "Stand Up and Holler / [same]" being mistranscribed into "Stand Up and Holler / Isamel".



It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Writer: Traditional
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Producer: Doug Hoefer
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It Had to Be You

Writer: Isham Jone / Gus Kahn
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Recorded: March 15-22, 1973
Producer: Derek Taylor
Arranger: Gordon Jenkins

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It Is He Who Will Be King

Writer: Jay Fairbank
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Dialog from Son of Dracula

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It Is He Who Will Be King (outro)/Daybreak

Writer: Harry Nilsson
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Producer: Harry Nilsson
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From the Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology collection. The end of "It Is He Who Will Be King" and all of "Daybreak" from the Son of Dracula soundtrack.

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It Just Ain't Right

Writer: Scott Turner / John Marascalco
Publisher: Buried Treasure Music
Recorded: 1962
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It's A Jungle Out There

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: EMI Blackwood Music
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Producer: Harry Nilsson
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It's Been So Long

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Unichappell Music / Six Continents Music
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Producer: Rick Jarrard
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It's Not Easy Being Me

Writer: Harry Nilsson
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Producer: Harry Nilsson
Arranger: Van Dyke Parks
From the Popeye soundtrack.

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It's Only a Paper Moon

Writer: Billy Rose / Harold Arlen / E. Y. Harburg
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Producer: Derek Taylor
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It's So Easy

Writer: Harry Nilsson / Paul Stallworth
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Producer: Steve Cropper
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Harry submitted "It's So Easy" to Ringo Starr for the Stop and Smell the Roses, but Ringo turned it down.

Harry sings "N, I, L, easy, S, S, O, N, S, T, A, stallworth, L, L, W, O, R, T, H, D, E, C, 1, 2, T, H" in the background.

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The Ivy Covered Walls

Writer: Harry Nilsson
Publisher: Golden Syrup Music
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Producer: Harry Nilsson for Nilsson House
Arranger: Perry Botkin

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