3. you gotta TASTE ALL THE FRUIT

Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman
from the Broadway musical, SOMETHING MORE
Book by Nate Monaster
Published by I Can Dream Music & Warner-Chappel Music
Arranged & Orchestrated by Fred Barton

with Barbara Cook and Arthur Hill in
Something More
I was very young when I made my Broadway debut as Barbara Cook’s daughter in Something More, but I remember quite a bit about the experience, like Barbara’s thrilling high Cs and Marilyn Bergman’s French twist. Early on in rehearsals, I remember telling my Mom that I was concerned because director Jule Styne had asked me, an 11-yearold, how I thought a scene should be staged! Jule, who was also the producer, must have felt the same way because the next day he had replaced himself as director with Joe Layton! I didn’t remember this song, however, because it was cut before we opened. It resurfaced in 1970, when Mae West needed a song for the film Myra Breckenridge, but most of it ended up on the cutting room floor there, too. After Frank Fain mesmerized Walter with this backstory, he convinced me to give it a try, on the grounds that if we didn’t like it we could cut it. After hearing the end result, I wouldn’t cut it for the world!

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