Skylark

Skylark

PROFILE
Composer Hoagy Carmichael
Lyricist Johnny Mercer
Year Written 1941
About Skylark
Johnny Mercer is said to have worked on the lyrics for “Skylark” over a year. It is also said that he wrote the lyrics to express his feelings for Judy Garland, with whom he had been involved. Whether true or not, the song and the lyrics are outstanding and it easily became a jazz and popular standard.

Lyrics

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

Skylark
I don’t know if you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
So if you see them anywhere
Won’t you lead me there

Skylark
I don’t know if you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
So if you see them anywhere
Won’t you lead me there

Session / Album Information

1959

Skylark was recorded on October 28, 1959 and released in 1995 on the CD re-release of Tony Sings For Two. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1991: Columbia CD: C4K 46843 — Forty Years – The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1993: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6641 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1995: Sony Music CD: SMSP A 8242 — Tony Sings For Two
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2011: Disc #19 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK19) Tony Sings For Two

Tony Bennett recorded I Didn’t Know What Time It Was for his 1961 album Tony Bennett Sings For Two

This song was recorded on October 28, 1959 and released in 1961 on the album Tony Sings For Two.

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