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Friday, October 23, 2015

Frank Sinatra Sings the Gershwins’ “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” (The Reprise Collection) HQ

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

I’m not satisfied with this arrangement, which has Gordon Jenkins’ fingerprints (or those of another arranger doing a hell of an impression of Jenkins) all over it, but it’s all that’s currently available on youtube.
 

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Music by George Gershwin
Words by Ira Gershwin

Introduction

When two lovers meet in Mayfair, so the legends tell,
Songbirds sing. Winter turns to spring,
Every winding street in Mayfair falls beneath the spell,
I know such enchantment can be,
Cause it happened one evening to me.

Song Proper

That certain night, the night we met,
There was magic abroad in the air,
There were angels dining at the Ritz,
And a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square.

I may be right, I may be wrong,
But I'm perfectly willing to swear,
That when you turned and smiled at me,
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square.

The moon that lingered over London town,
Poor puzzled moon, he wore a frown,
How could he know we two were so in love,
The whole damned world seemed upside-down,

The streets of town were paved with stars,
It was such a romantic affair,
And as we kissed and said good-night,
A nightingale sang in Berkley Square.

[Bridge]

The streets of town were paved with stars,
It was such a romantic affair,
And as we kissed and said good-night,
A nightingale sang in Berkley Square.

I know cause I was there that night in Berkeley Square.
 


 

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