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'Echoes Of An Era'
{1982 Elektra/WEA}
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***1982 Grammy Nominee***
"Echoes Of an Era"

Them There Eyes
Written by Maceo Pinkard, William Tracy and Doris Tauber


I fell in love with you
the first time I looked into...them there eyes

You've got a certain way,
a cute way of flirtin with...them there eyes

They make me feel so happy
they make me feel so blue

I'm fallin', no stallin'
Fallin' in a great big way for you

My heart is jumpin'
You started something with...them there eyes

You better look out
Little brown eyes, if you're wise

They sparkle, they bubble
Gonna get you in a whole lotta trouble
OOooo baby....them there eyes...

All Of Me
Written by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks

All of me
Why not take all of me
Can't you see
I'm no good without you
Take my lips
I never use them
Take my arms
I want to loose them
Your goodbye left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on dear without you
You took the part that once was my heart
So why not take all of me

All of me
Why not take all of me
Can't you see
I'm no good without you
Take my lips
I want to loose them
Take my heart
I'll never use them
Your goodbye left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on dear without you
You took the part that once was my heart
So why not take all of me

I Mean You
Written by Thelonious Monk and Coleman Hawkins

If you have to do me this way
I can't stay
I can't - no - no
There's a price that you'll have to pay
And I mean you
I mean you

I can't let you push me around
on the ground
I can't - hey - no
I'm not some new clown that you found

And I mean you
I mean you
I mean you, yeah you, there's only me
I mean you, yeah you
What are you gonna do

I cant let you push me around
on the ground
I cant - hey - no
I'm not some new clown that you found
I mean you, I mean you
You can try to walk on anyone you choose
and you haven't got a thing to lose but me!

I can't

If you have
And I mean you
I mean you
I mean you, yeah you, there's only me
I mean you, yeah you
What are you gonna do

I can't


I Love You Porgy
Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward

I want to stay here
But I ain't worthy
You are to descent to understand
For when I see him
He hypnotizes me
When he takes hold of me
With his hard hand

Someday, I know he's comin' back
To call me
He's gonna handle me and hold me so
It's gonna be like dyin', Porgy
Deep inside me,
But when he calls I have to go

I love you Porgy
Don't let him take me
Don't let him handle me
And drive me mad
If I can stay here, and you would keep me

I love you Porgy
Don't let him take me
Don't let him handle me
And drive me mad
If you can keep me, I wants to stay here

With you forever and I'd be glad
I love you Porgy


Take The A-Train
Written by Billy Strayhorn

Hurry, hurry, hurry
Take the A-train
To find the quickest way to get to Harlem

If you should take the A-train
You'll find you get right where you goin'
If you hurry

Hurry, hurry, hurry
Night's coming
Can't you hear the rails a-humming

If you should take the A-train
You'll find to get away
... with a hurry

If you should take the A-train
You'll find you get right where you goin'
If you hurry

Hurry, hurry, hurry
Night's coming
Can't you hear the rails a-humming


I Hear Music
Written by Frank Loesser and Burton Lane

I hear music
Mighty fine music
The murmor of the morning breeze up there
The rattle of the milkman on the stair

Sure that's music
Mighty fine music
The singing of the sparrow in the sky
The perking of the coffee right nearby

That's my baby's melody
When you my angel holding me

I hear music
Mighty fine music
And anytime I think my world is wrong
I get me out of bed and sing this song

That's my favorite melody
When you ma angel holding me

I hear music
Mighty fine music
And anytime I think my world is wrong
I get me out of bed and sing this song


High Wire - The Aerialist
Written by Chick Corea and Tony Cohen

Up on the wire
I like to climb and play with the sky
The people far below
The air is clear
And I can't receive
The whole world is smiling
Life is so blind
And when you dare to go up in the air
And leave the earth up behind you

As I step and leap into a space beyond
Up high for a moment
Alive and so afraid but alive
As I push against the sky
And my heart is open wide
Be a term ... to join
When you can raise the edge of the sky
Life seem tense and strong
It's not to long before you run
Beyond your horizons
Up on the wire
The line is thin and you must have ... against the sky
So precising
But life is to go on as far as you can see
Up high for a moment
Alive and so afraid but alive
And the wires disappear
Up on the wire
I like to climb and play with the sky
The people far below
The air is clear
And I can't receive
The whole world is smiling
Life is so blind
And when you dare to go up in the air
And leave the earth up behind you
As I step ............. leavin to a space .... just for a moment
Alive and so afraid
But alive
As I push against the sky
And my heart is open wide


All Of Me (alternate take)
Written by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks

All of me
Why not take all of me
Can't you see
I'm no good without you
Take my lips
I want to loose them
Take my arms
I'll never use them
Your goodbye left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on dear without you
You took the part that once was my heart
So why not take all of me

All of me
Why not take all of me
Can't you see
I'm no good without you
Take my heart
I'll never use them
Take my lips
[ ...one line missing....]
Your goodbye left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on dear without you
You took the part that once was my heart
So why not take all of me

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Written by Tommy Wolf and Fran Landesman

Once I was a sentimental thing
Throw my heart away each spring
Now a spring romance
Hasn't got a chance
Promised my first dance to winter
All I've got to show's a splinter
For my little fling

Spring, this year has got me feeling like a horse
That never left the post

I lay in my room
Starring up at the ceiling
Spring can really hang you up the most

Morning kiss wakes trees and flower
And to them my life
To drink a toast I walk in the park
Just to kill those lonely hours
Spring can really hang you up the most

All afternoon
Those birds tweet-a-tweet I know their tune
This is love this is it
Heard it before
And I know the score
And I decide that love is a bore
Love seem sure around the new year
Now it's April

Love is just a ghost
Spring arrived on time
But what became of you, dear
Spring can really hang you up the most
Spring can really hang you up the most

Spring is here
There's no mistaken
Robins build their nest from coast to coast
My heart tries the same
So they wont hear it breaking
Spring can really hang you up the most

College boys are riding somewhere
... tender passion there it grows
But I'm on the shelf with last years easter bonnet
Spring can really hang you up the most

Love came my way
I'm holding the last
We had our day
Now that's all in the past
Spring came along
A season of song
For Love's sweet promise
But something went wrong
Doctor's once prescribed a tonic
Sulfur and molasses was the dose
Didn't help me a bit
My condition must be chronic
Spring can really hang you up the most

All alone, the party's over
Winter was a gracious host
But when you keep praying
For snow to hide the clover
Spring can really hang you up the most


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