Lullaby Of Birdland

Album: The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald (1954)
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  • Lullaby of birdland, that's what I

    Always hear when you sigh
    Never in my woodland could there be words to reveal
    In a phrase how i feel.

    Have you ever heard two turtle doves
    Bill and coo when they love?
    That's the kind of magic music we get from our lips
    When we kiss

    And there's a weepy old willow
    He really knows how to cry
    That's how i'd cry in my pillow
    If you should tell me farewell and goodbye

    Lullaby of Birdland whisper low
    Kiss me sweet, then we'll go
    Flying high in Birdland, high in the sky up above
    All because we're in love

    Lullaby, lullaby
    Have you ever heard two turtle doves
    Bill and coo when they love?
    That's the kind of magic music we get from our lips
    When we kiss

    And there's a weepy old willow
    He really knows how to cry
    That's how I'd cry in my pillow
    If you should tell me farewell and goodbye

    Lullaby of Birdland whisper low
    Kiss me sweet, then we'll go
    Flying high in Birdland, high in the sky up above
    And it's all because we're in love Writer/s: George David Weiss, George Shearing
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tratore, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 3

  • Linda Macrae from Hamilton CanadaElla was one of the true greats of America’s vocalists in the early jazz era, and also a wonderful interpreter of modern American ballads - Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstein, George Gershwin, et al! So glad her music is still with us and played today. A tribute to her
    great talent. I was a visitor to Birdland all those many years ago! Love Ella’s version!
  • Frederic from VirginiaBirdland became famous for the live broadcasts made there. The club's owner, Morris Levy, asked George to record a theme song for the show. But Shearing didn’t like the song that Levy gave him, so he offered to write one especially for the show.
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, CaI think George composed this wilhe he was playing at Birdland....or so i have heard.
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