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Lordy

Photograph of Cab Calloway conducting.

    (Hammerstein II, Romberg)

Transcribed from Cab Calloway and His Orchestra with vocals by Cab Calloway and the Cabaliers, recorded December 24, 1941.
From Cab Calloway and His Orchestra 1941-1942; The Chronological Classics 682.

Hey, Lord.

The night is friendly,
The stars are winkin',
My sleepy-headed baby's eyes are blinkin,'
I hold him in my arms and sit here thinking,
Lordy! What a sweet world.

The night is friendly,
With voices croonin',
And gals and fellows in the shadows spoonin',
And clouds that open up to let the moon in,
Lordy! What a sweet world.

Now, I ain't callin' this life perfect,
But I am thanking my maker above,
Because for everything
That you don't like,
There's a million little things that you love, oooh.

A bell is chimin',
To toll the hour,
The sky is dripping light on every livin' flower,
It like to drown us in a silver shower,
Lordy! What a sweet world.

I'm so happy,
Happy!
Happy to be livin',
Yes sir!
Livin' on a friendly night,
On a friendly night,
In a friendly world,
In a friendly world.
My heart is happy,
Thanks to the Lord!



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Published 12/28/01.


 


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