IT'S ALL IN THE GAME

LYRICS

Jazz Classics

I recorded this CD with The Eddie Higgins Quartet. Easy and lovely...Collection of great songs from the 20's 30's and 40's


Bye Bye Blackbird
Ray Henderson and Mort Dixon


Pack up all your cares and woe,
Here I go, Singing low,
Bye bye blackbird,
Where somebody waits for me,
Sugar's sweet, so is she,
Bye bye  Blackbird!

No one here can love or understand me,
Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me,
Make my bed and light the light,
I'll be home late tonight,    Blackbird bye bye.

Pack up all your cares and woe,
Here I go,  Singing low,
Bye bye Blackbird.
Where somebody waits for me,
Sugar's sweet, so is she,
Bye bye blackbird.

No one here can love or understand me,
Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me,
Make my bed and light the light,
I'll be home late tonight,   
Blackbird
Oh oh oh Blackbird
Blackbird
Bye bye!


 

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
Louis Armstrong

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
And miss it each night and day
I know Im not wrong... this feelings gettin stronger
The longer, I stay away
Miss them moss covered vines...the tall sugar pines
Where mockin birds used to sing
And Id like to see that lazy mississippi...hurryin into spring

The moonlight on the bayou.......a creole tune.... that fills the air
I dream... about magnolias in bloom......and Im wishin that I was there

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
When thats where you left your heart
And theres one thing more...i miss the one I care for
More than I miss new orleans

(instrumental break)

The moonlight on the bayou.......a creole tune.... that fills the air
I dream... Of the magnolias in bloom......and Im wishin that I was there

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
When thats where you left your heart
And theres one thing more...i miss the one I care for
More.....more than I miss.......New Orleans



We Are In Love
Harry Connick Jr.

I know you so well
I can tell by the sound of your voice
If you're really in love with me
And you are      Yes you are

You know I can't lie
If I say to you 'baby, I love you'
Then baby, I love you
And I do  Darlin I do

I do... could it be it’s a  phrase
you thought never would phase you
Well baby, you better hold on tight
'cause I'm the one who's supposed to
Kneel down and propose, well alright
I might, I just might

So, when I kiss you good-night
Just sleep tight with the thought that you'll
Always be caught up in love with me
And you'll dream that the stars up above
Have the answer of whether it will be
Or whether we won't be  In love...
Well, we are,  yes we are

I do... could it be it’s a  phrase
you thought never would phase you
Well baby, you better hold on tight
'cause I'm the one who's supposed to
Kneel down and propose, well alright
I might, I just might

So, when I kiss you good-night
Just sleep tight with the thought that you'll
Always be caught up in love with me
And you'll dream that the stars up above
Have the answer of whether it will be
Or whether we won't be
In love...
Well, we are, yes we are
yes indubitably we are


Someone To watch Over Me
George Gershwin

THERE’S A SAYING OLD….. SAYS THAT LOVE IS BLIND
STILL WE’RE OFTEN TOLD SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND
SO I’M GOING TO SEEK A CERTAIN LAD I’VE HAD IN MIND

LOOKING EVERYWHERE HAVEN’T FOUND HIM YET
HE’S THE BIG AFFAIR I CANNOT FORGET
ONLY MAN I EVER THINK OF WITH REGRET

I’D LIKE TO CARVE HIS INITIALS TO MY MONOGRAM
TELL ME WHERE IS THE SHEPHERD FOR THIS LOST LAMB

THERE’S A SOMEBODY I’M LONGING TO SEE     
I HOPE THAT HE TURNS OUT TO BE              
SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME

I’M  JUST A  LITTLE  LAMB WHO’S LOST IN THE WOOD    
I KNOW I COULD ALWAYS BE GOOD                
TO ONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME

ALTHOUGH HE MAY NOT BE  THE MAN
SOME GIRLS THINK OF AS HANDSOME                  
TO MY HEART  HE CARRIES THE KEY

WON’T YOU TELL HIM PLEASE TO PUT ON SOME SPEED
FOLLOW MY LEAD  OH HOW I NEED
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME


Where Or When
Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart

It seems we stood and talked like this before
we looked at each other in the same way then,
But I canÍt remenber where or when.
The clothes youÍre wearing are the clothes you wore.
The smile you are smiling you were smilimg then,
But i can't remember where or when.

Some things that happend for the first time,
Seem to be happening again.
And so it seems that we have met before
and laughted before
and loved before,
But who knows where or when.


Moonlight In Vermont
John Blackburn & Karl Suessdorf Pennies in a stream
Falling leaves, a sycamore
Moonlight in Vermont

Icy finger-waves
Ski trails on a mountainside
Snowlight in Vermont

Telegraph cables, they sing down the highway
And travel each bend in the road
People who meet in this romantic setting
Are so hypnotized by the lovely...

Ev'ning summer breeze
Warbling of a meadowlark
Moonlight in Vermont

<instrumental-one verse>

Telegraph cables, how they sing down the highway
And they travel each bend in the road
People who meet in this romantic setting
Are so hypnotized by the lovely...

Ev'ning summer breeze
The warbling of a meadowlark
Moonlight in Vermont
You and I and Moonlight in Vermont


Saturday Night Fish Fry
Louis Jordan, Ellis Walsh, Al Carters

Now, if you've ever been down to New Orleans
Then you can understand just what I mean,
all through the week it's quiet as a mouse,
But on Saturday night, they go from house to house;

You don't have to pay the usual admission
If you're a cook or a waiter or a good musician.
So if you happen to be just passin' by
Stop in at the Saturday night fish fry!

It was rockin'!        It was rockin'!
I’ve never seen such jumpin and jivin'
till the break of dawn!
It was rockin'!        It was rockin'!
I’ve never seen such jumpin and jiving 
till the break of dawn!

Now, my buddy and me were on the main stem,
Foolin' around, just me and him,
We decided we could use a little something to eat,
So we went to a house on Rampart Street;

Well we knocked on the door and it opened with ease,
And a lush little miss said, "Come in please,"
And before we could even bat an eye,
We were right in the middle of a big fish fry!

It was rockin'!        It was rockin'!
I’ve never seen such jumpin and jivin'
till the break of dawn!
It was rockin'!        It was rockin'!
I’ve never seen such jumpin and jiving 
till the break of dawn!

Now, the women was screamin' and jumpin' and yellin',
Bottles flyin' and fish smellin';
Way up above all the noise we could here,
Someone  holler “this is a raid!"

Now, I didn't know we was breakin' laws
But I wish I could tell ya how scared I was
They had us blocked off from the front and the back,
And they were puttin' 'us in the wagon like potatoes in a sack.

I knew I could get away if I had a chance,
But I was shakin' like I had the St. Vitus dance,
I tried to crawl under a bathtub,
When the policeman yelled, "Where you goin' there hon?

It was rockin'!        It was rockin'!
I’ve never seen such jumpin and jivin'
till the break of dawn!
It was rockin'!        It was rockin'!
I’ve never seen such jumpin and jiving 
till the break of dawn!

They got us out of there like a house on fire,
And they Put each one of us in that Black Maria,
They might have missed a pitiful few,
But they got both me and the whole group, too! 

We headed for jail in a dazed condition,
They booked each one of us on suspicion;
Now my man came down and went for my bail,
And finally got me out of that rotten jail;

Scat for 16 bars

I don't care how many fish in the sea,
But don't ever mention a fish to me!
Now, if you ever want to get a fist in your eye,
Just mention a Saturday night fish fry!

It was rockin'!        It was rockin'!
I’ve never seen such jumpin and jivin'
till the break of dawn!
It was rockin'!        It was rockin'!
I’ve never seen such jumpin and jiving 
till the break of dawn!


Summertime
George Gershwin

Summertime,   And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'   And the cotton is high

Oh, Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby   Don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're going to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky

But until that morning
There's ain't nothing can harm you
With your daddy and mammy standing by

Summertime, And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' And the cotton is high

Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby    Don't you cry


Too Darn Hot
Cole Porter

It's too darn hot   It's too darn hot
I'd like to sup with my baby tonight
and fill the cup with my baby tonight
I'd like to sup with my baby tonight
and fill the cup with my baby tonight
but I ain't up to my baby tonight
cause it's too darn hot

It's too darn hot   It's too darn hot
I'd like to coo with my baby tonight
and pitch some woo with my baby tonight
I'd like to coo with my baby tonight
and pitch some woo with my baby tonight
but brother we’d fight my baby tonight
cause it's too darn hot

According to the Kinsey report
ev'ry average man you know
much prefers his lovey dovey
when the temperature is low
but when the thermometer goes way up
and the weather is sizzling hot
Mister Pants  for Romance is not
cause it's too too  darn hot, it's too darn hot

According to the Kinsey report
ev'ry average man you know
much prefers to play his favorite sport
when the temperature is low
but when the thermometer goes way up
and the weather is sizzling hot
Mister GOB for his squab,
a marine for his queen
a G.I. for his cutie-pie is not
Cause it's too too too darn hot
too darn hot
It's too darn hot


It's All in The Game
Charles Dawes and Carl Sigman

This song will always be so special to me. In the sixth grade Michael Newnam told me he loved me dancing to this song at my first dance. He was my first love. Michael I will always love you

Many a tear has to fall, but it's all in the game
All in the wonderful game that we know as love
You had words with him and your future's looking dim
But these things your hearts can rise above

Once in a while he won't call, but it's all in the game
Soon he'll be there at your side with a sweet bouquet
And he'll kiss your lips and caress your waiting fingertips
And your hearts will fly  fly  away



It Had To Be You
Kahn and Jones

It had to be you,  it had to be you
I wandered around, and finally found -
somebody who
Could make me be true,
could make me be blue
And even be glad, just to be sad -
thinking of you

Some others Ive seen,
might never be mean
Might never be cross,
or try to be boss
But they wouldnt do
For nobody else, gave me a thrill
with all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
It had to be you


What A Wonderful World
Bob Thiele, George David Weiss, and George Douglas

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

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