From the recording Universal Truth
NYC entertainer/composer Bill Zeffiro wrote this swingin' song in the style of the great old classic 50s and 60s songwriters who were favorites of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and the like. When Terese Genecco heard the song, she asked permission to adapt it to her 8-piece "little big band" and Mr. Zeffiro said yes. Bud Burridge was enlisted to write the arrangement and Genecco debuted the song at The Iridium in August of 2011. By October, they were ready to record it live and it is being pre-released now as a single before the entire full-length CD drops on March 20, 2012.
The song is nominated for a 2012 MAC Award for Best Original Special Material. The MAC Award Show and Ceremony is held at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in NYC on March 29, 2012.
YOU'VE JUST MET HER, YOU CAN'T FORGET HER
YOU'RE VEXED, PERPLEXED, THE QUESTION IS, "WHAT'S NEXT?"
WELL... EVERY MAN'S A SCHMUCK WHEN HE'S IN LOVE
DOESN'T MATTER IF HE'S KING OR GOV
ONCE SHE BATS HER EYES, LOGIC UP AND FLIES
YOU'RE PUNKED, SKUNKED, SLAM-DUNKED
YOU'VE MET YOUR DEMISE
EVERY MAN'S A JACK ASS ON THE PHONE
JUST A BALDING, LONELY, OLD GAVONE
YOU SOB AND SIGH AND STARE BUT SHE DON'T KNOW YOU'RE THERE
YOU'RE TOSSED, LOST, STAR-CROSSED
WELCOME TO DESPAIR!
YOU CAN BE A CHAMP AND GO FOR FIFTEEN ROUNDS
OR KNOCK A LITTLE BASEBALL OUTTA THE STADIUM GROUNDS
BUT PALLIE, ONCE SHE'S GOT YOU IN HER SIGHTS
SAY HELLO TO SLEEPLESS NIGHTS!
ONCE SHE'S GOT YOU AND SHE KNOWS YOU'RE HERS
SUCK IT UP 'CAUSE NOW THE CAULDRON STIRS
THE LIFE YOU KNEW IS GONE
YOU'RE HER HELPLESS PAWN
BROTHER, YOU'RE A SCHMUCK IN LOVE!