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Released in 1990

If I Were Not Upon The Stage

Written by Stan BowsherWilliam A. T. PhillipsThomas P. Sutton

Last updated on June 30, 2017

Album This song officially appears on the Tripping The Live Fantastic Official live.

Timeline This song was officially released in 1990

Related song

If I Were Not Upon The Stage” is a very short vaudeville song appearing on 1990 “Tripping the Live Fantastic” live album, and credited to “Sutton/Turner/Bowsher”. It’s however difficult to find any references to those authors or song. In an interesting thread of Straight Dope Message Board, we can read:

I think I’ve found it.

The ASCAP database identifies a song by Stan Bowsher, William A T Phillips, and Thomas P Sutton called “Someone Else I’d Like To Be”.

While I haven’t found lyrics, the couple of references I’ve found online seem to suggest that it’s the same piece, and it is credited to “Sutton/Bowsher/Turner” (I suspect that the “T” listed by ASCAP is that of Turner) in this album listing (https://www.acrobatmusic.net/?cid=5&AlbumId=460).

I hope that this helps.


If I were not upon the stage,

If I were not upon the stage.

"Hey! hey! no! no!

hey! no! hey! no! no!

That's...that's not the one I meant, no! no!

No, we don't do that one!

What I meant to say, what I meant to say..."

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If I Were Not Upon The Stage” has been played in 37 concerts and 1 soundchecks.

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