A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 11, 2006
“I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City” (1969)

Harry Nilsson wrote “I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City” for the movie Midnight Cowboy (1969), but the director used Nilsson’s “Everybody’s Talkin’” instead.

“I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City” appeared in the film You’ve Got Mail (1998).


http://www.harrynilsson.com/page-i-guess-the-lord-must-be-in-new-york-city.html
I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City

Recorded/Published: 1969
While making the film Midnight Cowboy, director John Schlesinger had been using Harry Nilsson’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’”.
The Hudson Brothers (then called The New Yorkers) recorded “I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City” and used it to win a contract with Decca. The song was released as a single (Decca 32569) in 1969. Unfortunately, Decca dropped the group soon afterwards.

Credits:
Producer:  Rick Jarrard
Publisher:  Unichappell Music
Publisher:  Six Continents Music
Songwriter:  Harry Nilsson
Vocals:  Harry Nilsson


http://www.stlyrics.com
You’ve Got Mail Soundtrack Lyrics
Artist: Sinead O’Connor Lyrics
Song: I Guess the Lord Must be in New York City Lyrics

I say goodbye to all my sorrows
And by tomorrow I’ll be on my way
I guess the Lord must be in New York City

I’m so tired of getting nowhere
Seeing my prayers going unanswered
I guess the Lord must be in New York City

Well here I am, Lord
Knocking on your back door
Ain’t it wonderful to be
Where I’ve always wanted to be
For the first time I’ll be free in New York City (...)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • (0) Comments • Friday, August 11, 2006 • Permalink