Saturday, January 16, 2016

I'm Beginning to See the Light -- Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, ft. Joya Sherrill (1944)

Joya Sherrill at what looks to me like the Newport Jazz festival, early 1960s. The photo was in Life Magazine.




I never cared much for moonlit skies
I never wink back at fireflies
But now that the stars are in your eyes
I'm beginning to see the light

I never went in for afterglow
Or candlelight on the mistletoe
But now when you turn the lamp down low
I'm beginning to see the light

Used to ramble through the park
Shadow boxing in the dark
Then you came and caused a spark
That's a four-alarm fire, now

I never made love by lantern shine
I never saw rainbows in my wine
But now that your lips are burning mine
I'm beginning to see the light

I never cared much for moonlit skies
I never wink back at fireflies
But now that the stars are in your eyes
I'm beginning to see the light

I never went in for afterglow
Or candlelight on the mistletoe
But now when you turn the lamp down low
I'm beginning to see the light

Used to ramble through the park
Shadow boxing in the dark
Then you came and caused a spark
That's a four-alarm fire, now

I never made love by lantern shine
I never saw rainbows in my wine
But now that your lips are burning mine
I'm beginning to see the light

Now that the stars are in your eyes
I'm beginning to see the light
Now when you turn the lamp down low
I'm beginning to see the light

Used to ramble through the park
Shadow boxing in the dark
Then you came and caused a spark
That's a four-alarm fire, now
Now that your lips are burning mine
I'm beginning to see the light

I'm beginning to see the light
I'm beginning to see the light
Now that your lips are burning mine
I'm beginning to see the light

Songwriters
ELLINGTON, DUKE / JAMES, HARRY / GEORGE, DON / HODGES, JOHNNY

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