Heptune presents:

Let's Call It Love

    (Armstrong, Matthews)

Photograph of Lil Hardin Armstrong

Transcribed from Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, recorded July 23, 1937.
From Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra, 1936-1940, Chronological Classics, vol. 564.

They took a little pinch from the jasmine bower,
And mixed it with the fragrance of every other flower,
And sprinkled it down with a little April shower,
Said, "Let's call it love."

They took a little light from the mellowing moon,
From the throat of the thrush, they took a little tune,
And spread it all around, where lovers could spoon,
Said, "Let's call it love."

Now, they found it was a treasure whose price they couldn't measure,
So they locked it up in everybody's heart,
The keys, hugs and kisses, you never know what bliss is,
Until you carry off a little part.

They took a little sugar and some honey from the bee,
They put a light in every eye so other folks could see,
They gave you just a little, but a lot of it to me,
So baby, let's call it love!

Now, they found it was a treasure whose price they couldn't measure,
So they locked it up in everybody's heart,
The keys, hugs and kisses, you never know what bliss is,
Until you carry off a little part.

They gave you just a little, but a lot of it to me,
So baby, let's call it love!



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