Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington

Composer Duke Ellington
Lyricists Milton Raskin, Marjorie Houseman
Year Written 1953
About Reflections
This melody was originally written as an instrumental and known as “Reflections in D.”


Long, long ago
I gave my heart away
Wanting love so
And in naïveté
I dreamed, and dreamed, oh
How sweet life seemed
So long ago
With summer every day
How could I know
Some loves need games to play
My world fell flat
When love said, “That’s that”
Love may burn
We live and learn
We find every answer
Out of the blue
Life was serene again
You wanted me
The world turned green again
You held me fast
Love was mine
At last

Session / Album Information


“Reflections” was recorded in 1975 and was released on Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

This recording released on:

  • 1975: Improv LP 12″: IMP 7112 — Life Is Beautiful
  • Disky CD: BX 883552 — As Time Goes By
  • 2002: Recall CD: RECA 353 — Have You Met Miss Jones? [UK]
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2011: Concord CRE-32955-02 – The Best of the Improv Recordings
  • 2011: Disc #49 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK48) Tony Bennett’s Sings Life Is Beautiful

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