Ill Wind (You’re Blowing Me No Good)

IllWind

PROFILE
Composer Harold Arlen
Lyricist Ted Koehler
Year Written 1934
About Ill Wind
“Ill Wind” was written in 1934 for Arlen’s and Koehler’s last show at the Cotton Club, where it was sung by Adelaide Hall. This song has been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Kenton, Audra McDonald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Frank Sinatra.

Lyrics

Blow,
Ill wind blow away
Let me rest today
You’re blowing me no good
No good

Go
Ill wind go away
Skies are oh so gray
Around my neighborhood
And that’s no good

You’re only misleading
The sunshine I’m needing
Ain’t that a shame
It’s so hard to keep up
With troubles that creep up
From out of nowhere
When love’s to blame

So
Ill wind blow away
Let me rest today
You’re blowing me no good
No good
No good

You’re only misleading
The sunshine I’m needing
Ain’t that a shame
It’s so hard to keep up
With troubles that creep up
From out of nowhere
When love’s to blame

So
Ill wind go away
Let me rest today
You’re blowing me no good
No good

Ill wind

Session / Album Information

1996

“Ill Wind” was recorded in June 1996 and released in 1997 on the album Tony Bennett On Holiday. It was arranged by Jorge Calandrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 1997: Columbia CD: CK 67774 — On Holiday
  • 2011: Disc #63 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK61) On Holiday

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