Chaka Khan - And the Melody Still Lingers On (Night in Tunisia) Lyrics

Chaka Khan What Cha' Gonna Do for Me cover art
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A long time ago in the forties
Dizzy and bird gave us this song
They called it "a night in Tunisia"
And the melody still lingers on

It was new and very strange
Blew the squares right off the stage
Few could play along
But the melody still lingers on

Max and miles to name just two
Together they grew
The music was young and strong
And the melody still lingers on

They paved the way for generations
From Coltrane to Stevie
No one could stop the winds of change
Without them where'd we be?

The duke and the pres were there before
The past you can't ignore
The torch is lit, we'll keep the flame
And the melody remains the same

The duke and the pres were there before
The past you can't ignore
The torch is lit, we'll keep the flame
And the melody remains the same

A long time ago in the forties
Dizzy and bird gave us this song
They called it "a night in Tunisia"
And the melody still lingers on

In the forties
A night in Tunisia
In the forties
A night in Tunisia
In the forties
A night in Tunisia
In the forties
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 We Can Work It Out
  • 2 What Cha' Gonna Do for Me
  • 3 I Know You, I Live You
  • 4 Any Old Sunday
  • 5 We Got Each Other
  • 6 And the Melody Still Lingers On (Night in Tunisia)
  • 7 Night Moods
  • 8 Heed the Warning
  • 9 Father He Said
  • 10 Fate
  • 11 I Know You, I Live You (reprise)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Arif Mardin, Chaka Khan, Frank Paparelli, John Gillespie
    album: Track 6 in album What Cha' Gonna Do for Me
    release date: 1981
    popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Funk / Soul
    styles: Disco/Rhythm & Blues/Soul
    length: 5:02
    recorded by: Jeremy Smith
    arranger: Arif Mardin
    lyricist: Chaka Khan, Arif Mardin
    composer: Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin