You Don't Know Him


  • Written for the 1958 Broadway show, Oh Captain! Based on the screenplay, The Captain's Paradise, by Alec Coppel.
  • Lyrics and music by Livingston and Evans, book by Al Morgan and Jose Ferrer.
  • The original cast included Ronny Randall, Alexandra Danilove, Susan Johnson, Abbe Lane, Jacquelyn McKeever, Edward Platt and Paul Valentine.
  • Tony nominee for Best Musical 1958.

Recording History
Tony Bennett
The Bob Prince Quintet, Dancing With Oh Captain!, Columbia Harmony Records, #HL 7097
Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer, The Ferrers, Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer sing selections from the Broadway Musical Comedy Oh Captain!, MGM Records, #E3687
Rosemary Clooney, Hits from Oh Captain!, Columbina Records, #CL 1167
The Don Tweedy Orchestra and Chorus
Michael Feinstein
Julie Green
Jazz Instrumental Quartet and Vibes
Jonah Jones
The Leonard Feather and Dick Hyman All Stars and Marilyn Moore, The First Jazz Show-Tune Album with vocals, Oh Captain!, MGM Records, #E3650
Johnny Mathis
Jacquelyn McKeever and Eileen Rodgers, Oh Captain! The Original Cast Album, Columbia Special Products, #AOS2002
Jackie Paris
Don Ralke
Tony Randall
Stan Freeman and his Quartet, play Oh Captain!, Columbia Records, #CL 1126
Jon Weber, It's Never Quite the Same, Mood Records, MD-1111, 1998
You don’t know him as I do.
You’ll find I’m right
Before you’re through.
He’s pleased with just a gentle touch.

He wants so little
And yet he needs so much.
You may think he’s yours alone,
But there’s so much you’ve never known.

Don’t be misled
By just a thrill or two.
You’ll never, never know him!
No one will ever know him as I do.

Don’t be misled
By just a thrill or two.
You’ll never, never know him!
No one will ever know him as I do.

YOU DON'T KNOW HIM From Jose Ferrer’s Production of Oh Captain!, A musical comedy. Livingston and Evans, Inc., 1958. Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans Book by Al Morgan and Jose Ferrer, Musical Direction and Vocal Arrangements by Jay Blackton (Commercial Score)