It’s So Peaceful in the Country

It's So Peaceful In The Country

PROFILE
Composer Alec Wilder
Lyricist Alec Wilder
Year Written ca. 1941
About It’s So Peaceful in the Country
Alec Wilder wrote “It’s So Peaceful in the Country” for the singer Mildred Bailey, who recorded it in 1941. Wilder was a great friend to singers Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. He was an admirer of jazz musicians for their ability to improvise.

Lyrics

It’s so peaceful in the country
It’s so simple and quiet
You really ought to try it
You walk about and talk about
The pleasant things in life

It’s so restful in the country
It’s the right kind of diet
You really ought to try it
You lie and dream
Beside a stream
Where daisies nod hello

City living is a pretty living
It’s so full of unexpected thrills
But there’s too much stone
Too much telephone
There’s too much of everything but trees and hills

It’s so peaceful in the country
It’s so simple and quite
Someday you’re bound to try it
The only place to be
Is a place for you and me
Where it’s peaceful in the country

Session / Album Information

1957

It’s So Peaceful in the Country was recorded on June 27, 1957. It was not released in 1957 on the album The Beat of My Heart, but was included in the 1997 re-release on CD. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording  released on:

  • 1959:  Columbia 45: 4-41341
  • 1959:  Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1292 — Blue Velvet
  • 1997:  Columbia CD: CK 66502 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • 2011:  Disc #11 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK11) The Beat of My Heart

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