Daybreak

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PROFILE
Composer Ferde Grofé
Lyricist Harold Adamson
Year Written 1925
About Daybreak
The song “Daybreak” was part of a classical suite of songs by Ferde Grofé called Mississippi Suite, composed in 1925. Lyricist Harold Adamson took the theme from the final movement and wrote lyrics for it, resulting in the song “Daybreak.” Dinah Washington recorded “Daybreak” for her album I Concentrate On You, released in 1960.

Lyrics

Daybreak, another new day
The mist on the meadow is drifting away
For it’s daybreak, the sun’s in the sky now
And the flowers break through their blanket of dew

Sunrise, how lovely it seems
To see from my window a sky full of dreams
As the white clouds sail on through the blue
At daybreak I daydream of you

Sunrise, how lovely it seems
To see from my window a sky full of dreams
As the white clouds sail on through the blue
At daybreak I daydream of you

Session / Album Information

1995

“Daybreak” was recorded in July 1995 and released that year on Here’s To The Ladies.  The song is in tribute to Dinah Washington. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 1995: Columbia CD: CK 67349 — Here’s To The Ladies   (1995)
  • 1996: Columbia CD: SRCS-7936 — Here’s To The Ladies [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #62 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK60) Here’s To The Ladies

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