On the Street Where You Live


This song was written by Alan Lerner & Frederick Loewe for the 1956 Broadway production of My Fair Lady and has been covered by many singers including Doris Day, Peggy Lee and Bobby Darin to name but a few. This version is our transcription of Nelson Riddle's outstanding chart done for Dean Martin's 1960 album "This Time I'm Swingin'!" and this chart really does swing from top to toe. The band writing supports the vocalist brilliantly, and the middle 16 measure instrumental passage gives the chart a huge kick and lift. The delicate little Piano fills here provide excellent counterpoint to the powerful band phrasing, so we have written them out on the Piano part "as played". As with nearly all Riddle charts, good phrasing and rhythmic discipline is demanded from the band in order to convey a truly relaxed swing feel to the piece. There are no sax doubles and the vocal key is A throughout.

Part Number
Arranged by
Nelson Riddle
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Dean Martin
3 mins 40 secs
Trumpets 1-4
E6, B5, A5, F#5
Trombones 1-4
B4, F#4, E4, C#4
Medium / Advanced
Vocal Ranges
A2 - C#4 (10 steps as sung)

PDF Icon