YOU CAME A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS
(Lyrics by: Bob Russell / Music by: John Benson Brooks)
Recorded by : Blue Largo; Charlie Byrd; Al Casey; Chazz Cats; June Christy; Rosemary Clooney;
Perry Como, Johnny Costa; Kim Criswell; Bing Crosby; Herb Ellis; Georgie Fame; Four Charms;
Four Freshmen; Marvin Gaye; Joni James; Jan & Dean; Bill Jennings; Etta Jones; Ray Kennedy;
King Curtis; Jeanie Lambe; Peggy Lee; Abbey Lincoln; Herbie Mann; Trudi Mann; Ray McKinley;
Marian Montgomery; Ada Moore; Mike Morgan; Anita O'Day; Buddy Paul; Gary Primich; Della Reese;
Pamela Rose; George Shearing; Jimmy Smith; Fred Sokolow; Joanie Sommers; Billy Taylor;
You came a long way from St. Louis, you climbed the ladder of success,
I've seen the town and country cars that were parked out in front of your fancy address.
You came a long way from St. Louis, you broke a lotta hearts between,
I've seen a gang of gloomy gals who were doing alright till you came on the scene.
You came here from the middle west, and certainly impressed the population hereabouts.
Well, baby, I got news for you, I'm from Missouri too.
So natcherly I got my doubts, you got `em dropping by the wayside,
A feeling I ain't gonna know.
You came a long way from St. Louis, but baby, you still got a long way to go.