Please Don't Do It Here

"Please Don’t Do It In Here"
Single by Billie Holiday
Recorded Laurie Krautz
Genre Jazz
Writer(s) Billie Holiday
Mal Waldron

"Please Don’t Do It In Here" is a jazz song written by singer Billie Holiday, and composer Buster Harding and published by E.B. Marks. This is one of seven songs written by or co-written by Holiday that she never recorded.[1][2] The song was finally recorded by Laurie Krauz for her LP "Catch Me If You Can," released in 2001.

Buster Harding directed a recording session for Billie on August 17, 1949, which began an association culminating in his accompanying her as pianist from 1951 to mid 1953. It was during this period that they collaborated on a number of songs, including "Please Don't Do It In Here" and "You'd Do It Anyway." [1][3]



  • Stuart Nicholson, Billie Holiday, ISBN 1-55553-303-5
  • Billie Holiday, THE BEST OF BILLIE HOLIDAY: Songs Recorded and Made Famous By Lady Day. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 0-7935-3687-1.
  • Donald Clarke, Wishing On the Moon. Viking. ISBN 0-670-83771-7
  • John Chilton, Billie's Blues. Da Capo Preess. ISBN 0-306-80363-1
  • John White, Billie Holiday: Her Life and Times ISBN 0-87663-668-7
  • Ken Vail, Lady Day's Diary. Sanctuary Publishing. ISBN 1-86074-131-2
  • Liner Notes for Laurie Krauz LP "Catch Me If You Can". Jerome Records, ASIN: B00005QZL3 2001

External links

  • Metro Lyrics Website
  • copyright website
  • Earfloss, Best of Billie Holiday Sheet Music book reference

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