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Skylark" is an American popular song with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Hoagy Carmichael, published in 1941. Carmichael wrote the melody, based on a Bix Beiderbecke cornet improvisation, as "Bix Licks," for a project to turn the novel Young Man With a Horn into a Broadway musical. After that project failed, Carmichael brought in Johnny Mercer to write lyrics for the song. Mercer said that he struggled for a year after he got the music from Carmichael before he could get the lyrics right . Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 1961. Bobby Darin – Love Swings.
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Skylark Have you anything to say to me? Won't you tell me where my love can be? Is there a meadow in the mist Where someone's waiting to be kissed? Skylark Have you seen a valley green with spring? Where my heart can go a journeying Over the shadows and the rain To a blossom covered lane. And in your lonely flight Haven't you heard the music of the night? Wonderful music Faint as a will o' the wisp Crazy as a loon Sad as a gypsy serenading the moon.
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Arranged By – Avery RobinsonVocals [Refrain] – Billy Eckstine
Vocals [Refrain] – Billy EckstineWritten-By – Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer
- Bass [Uncredited] – Truck Parham (tracks: A, B)
- Clarinet, Alto Saxophone [Uncredited] – Leroy Harris (tracks: A, B), Scoops Carey (tracks: A, B)
- Drums [Uncredited] – Rudolph Taylor (tracks: A, B)
- Guitar [Uncredited] – Hurley Ramey (tracks: A), Clifton Best* (tracks: B)
- Piano [Uncredited] – Earl Hines (tracks: A, B)
- Tenor Saxophone [Uncredited] – Budd Johnson (tracks: A, B), Franz Jackson (tracks: A), Robert Crowder (tracks: A), William Randall* (tracks: A, B)
- Trombone [Uncredited] – George Hunt (tracks: A, B), Gerald Valentine (tracks: B), Joe McLewis (tracks: A, B), John Ewing (tracks: A)
- Trumpet [Uncredited] – Freddie Webster (tracks: A), Harry Jackson* (tracks: A, B), Jesse Miller (tracks: B), Maurice McConnell* (tracks: B), Tommy Enoch (tracks: A)
- Trumpet, Alto Saxophone [Uncredited] – George Dixon (tracks: A, B)
NotesSide A recorded in Hollywood, CA August 20, 1941.
Side B recorded in New York City, NY March 1942.
This 78 was part of a set release called Stormy Monday Blues and other selections RCA Victor records 4 disc album P-212
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout): 20 - 2897 A 18 1 1
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout): B 20 - 2897 B 2S 1
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, Label): 20-2897-A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, Label): 20-2897-B
|20-2897||Earl Hines And His Orchestra||Water Boy / Skylark (Shellac, 10", RE)||RCA Victor||20-2897||US||1948|