Peggy Lee


Peggy Lee’s ‘I’m a Woman’ Turns 60

Capitol Records and Universal Music Enterprises Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of ‘I’m a Woman’ with Digital Expanded Edition Out March 31, 2023

Features Newly Remastered Audio and Eight Bonus Tracks, Five of Which Are Previously Unreleased Including a Collaboration with Bobby Darin

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 31, 2023 – In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Capitol Records and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), in conjunction with Peggy Lee Associates, announce the release of a digital expanded edition of Peggy Lee’s I’m a Woman.

Available at all digital service providers, the newly remastered expanded edition features the 12 original album tracks, including the Leiber and Stoller-penned title track, plus “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Culled from the Capitol vaults, five of the eight bonus tracks are previously unreleased alternate recordings and session outtakes. Liner notes for the 60th-anniversary release, written by archivist Iván Santiago, will be available at on the release date. [PDF available here.]

The bonus tracks include the first take of “I’m a Woman” with a never-before-heard verse; “Jealous,” a previously unreleased collaboration with Bobby Darin with Lee singing backup and a playful exchange between the vocalists; “Please Don’t Rush Me,” “Little Boat (O Barquinho)” and “Try a Little Tenderness,” not included in the album’s original release; a session outtake of “Close Your Eyes;” and alternate takes of “I’m Walkin’” and “A Taste of Honey.”

Originally released in March 1963, I’m a Woman spent 26 weeks on the Billboard album chart. Now perennially associated with Peggy Lee, the title track and album’s first single, “I’m a Woman,” spent nine weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 and garnered Lee a 1962 GRAMMY nomination for Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female. A second GRAMMY nomination followed in 1963 for Best Vocal Performance, Female for the album.

Download or stream I’m a Woman [60th Anniversary Digital Expanded Edition]


1. The Alley Cat Song
2. Mama’s Gone, Goodbye
3. I’m Walkin’
4. Come Rain or Come Shine
5. There Ain’t No Sweet Man That’s Worth the Salt of My Tears
6. I’m a Woman
7. Mack the Knife
8. You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
9. I’ll Get By
10. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
11. A Taste of Honey
12. One Note Samba

Bonus Tracks

13. Little Boat (O Barquinho)
14. Please Don’t Rush Me
15. Close Your Eyes (session outtake)*
16. A Taste of Honey (alternate take)*
17. Try a Little Tenderness
18. I’m Walkin’ (alternate take)*
19. Jealous – Bobby Darin featuring Peggy Lee (alternate take)*
20. I’m a Woman (alternate take)*

*previously unreleased

Download or stream I’m a Woman [60th Anniversary Digital Expanded Edition]

About Peggy Lee

One of the most important musical influences of the 20th century, Peggy Lee wrote over 270 songs, recorded over 1,100 masters, and had over 100 chart hits throughout her seven-decade career. As one of the world’s first female contemporary singer-songwriters, she co-wrote and sang many of her own hits, most notably “He’s A Tramp” for Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, as well as “Mañana” and “It’s A Good Day.” She’s best known for hits “Why Don’t You Do Right?” “Fever,” “I’m A Woman,” and “Is That All There Is?” for which she won the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. A 13-time GRAMMY® nominee, she received Lifetime Achievement Awards from NARAS, ASCAP, and Society of Singers, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Pete Kelly’s Blues. For more information about Peggy Lee, visit