Have You Met Miss Jones?
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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"Have you met Miss Jones?" someone said as we shook hands
She was just Miss Jones to me
And then I said, "Miss Jones, you're a girl who understands
I'm a man who must be free"
And all at once I lost my breath, and all at once was scared to death
And all at once I owned the earth and sky
And now I've met Miss Jones, and we'll keep on meeting till we die
Miss Jones and I

And all at once I lost my breath, and all at once was scared to death
And all at once I owned the earth and the sky




Now I've met Miss Jones, and we'll keep on meeting till we die
Miss Jones and I, Miss Jones and I, Miss Jones and I

Overall Meaning

The first verse of the song sees the singer meeting a woman named Miss Jones, who he is introduced to by someone else. While she means nothing to him at first, he quickly becomes intrigued by her and acknowledges that she is someone who understands him. However, he also asserts his need for freedom and autonomy, a clear indication of his reluctance to pursue a committed relationship.


The subsequent repetition of the line "And all at once I lost my breath, and all at once was scared to death" highlights the singer's sudden realization of the depth of his feelings for Miss Jones. Despite his aversion to settling down, he finds himself overwhelmed by the possibility of a future with her. The line "And all at once I owned the earth and the sky" further emphasizes the singer's newfound sense of power and possibility. The final repetition of "Miss Jones and I" suggests a commitment to an ongoing relationship, even if it is uncertain where that relationship might lead.


Overall, "Have You Met Miss Jones?" is a song about the transformative power of love, and the ways in which it can challenge, inspire, and ultimately change us, even when we're resistant to that change. It speaks to the universal human experience of falling in love, and the vulnerability and excitement that comes along with it.


Line by Line Meaning

"Have you met Miss Jones?" someone said as we shook hands
A person asked if I had met Miss Jones as we were introduced


She was just Miss Jones to me
At first, she was just a woman with a name to me


And then I said, "Miss Jones, you're a girl who understands
After getting to know her better, I realized she was a woman who could relate to me


I'm a man who must be free"
I am an independent person who values my freedom


And all at once I lost my breath, and all at once was scared to death
In an instant, I was overcome with fear and excitement


And all at once I owned the earth and sky
I felt empowered and invincible


And now I've met Miss Jones, and we'll keep on meeting till we die
I have found a connection with Miss Jones and we plan to continue our relationship until the end of our lives


Miss Jones and I
Together, we are an inseparable pair


Miss Jones and I, Miss Jones and I, Miss Jones and I
Repeating our names signifies the strong bond we share




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: LORENZ HART, RICHARD RODGERS

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Mike


on The Lady Is A Champ

eight

She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She can't eat late and stay up all night, because unlike society types, she has to get up in the morning.

She likes the theatre and never comes late
She cares more about seeing the play than being seen making an entrance.

She never bothers with people she'd hate
Her friends are friends, not social trophies.

Doesn't like crap games with barons or earls
While barrns and earls probably don't play craps, she associates with friends, not people to be seen with.

Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls
She doesn't "slum", the practice of the rich in the 30's, when the song was written, of touring poor neighborhoods dressed in rich clothes to "tut, tut" about the deplorable conditions, and congratulate each other for "caring about the poor"

Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls
Doesn't trade gossip for acceptance among an in-crowd


She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair
She cares more about how her hair feels than conforming with current hair fashions

Hates California, it's cold and it's damp
Since most of California is noticeably warmer and / or drier than New York, where the play the song was written for is set, this is probably a facetious excuse to like what she likes.


And she won't go to Harlem in Lincoln's or Ford's
Another reference to slumming, but facetious, since Lincolns and Fords were middle-class, not luxury brands when the lyric was written

Anonymous


on Try a Little Tenderness

Here are the correct lyrics

Try A Little Tenderness - Frank Sinatra - Lyrics

Oh she may be weary
Women do get wearied
Wearing that same old shabby dress
And when she’s weary
You try a little tenderness

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating things she’ll may never possess
While she is without them
Try just a little bit of tenderness

It’s not just sentimental
She has her grieve and her care
And the words that soft and gentle
Makes it easier to bear
You wont regret it
Women don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
And it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Musical Interlude

And, it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Daniel


on The Way You Look Tonight

I met Frank Jr. in Las Vegas, a real gentleman. RIP you both.

Giorgi Khutashvili


on Theme from New York, New York

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