Evenin’

Ray Charles and Tony Bennett, 1986

Ray Charles and Tony Bennett, 1986


PROFILE
Composer Harry White
Lyricist Mitchell Parrish
Year Written 1934
About Evenin’
Harry White was a musician with several of the great jazz bands: Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Mitchell Parrish was the lyricist for numerous Duke Ellington songs, though much of his work was attributed to Irving Mills, for whom he worked. “Evenin'” was published by Mills.

Lyrics

Evening, every night you come and you find me
And you always remind me that my baby’s gone
Evening, you got me deeply in your power
Every minute seems just like an hour, since my gal is gone

Shadows fall upon the wall,
That’s the time I miss you most of all
Even though I try, how can I go on

Take me evening, let me sleep till glow of dawn is breakin’
I don’t care if I don’t awaken, since my gal is gone

Shadows fall upon the wall
That’s the time I miss her most of all
Even though I try, how can I go on

Take me evening, let me sleep till glow of dawn is breakin’
I don’t care if I don’t awaken, since my gal is gone

Session / Album Information

2001

“Evenin’,” a duet with Ray Charles, was recorded in May, 2001 and released that same year on Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues. The vocals were arranged by Rob Mathes.

This recording released on:

  • 2001: Columbia CD: CK 85833 — Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues
  • 2011: Disc #67 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK65) Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues

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