Who Sang But Beautiful? Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday Lady in Satin cover art

Some other versions of "But Beautiful"
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jimmy Van Heusen
release date: 1958-6
genres: Jazz
styles: Big Band
length: 4:29
piano: Mal Waldron
guitar: Barry Galbraith
bass: Milt Hinton
trombone: Jack Green, Urbie Green and J.J. Johnson
conductor: Ray Ellis
orchestra: Ray Ellis and His Orchestra
drums (drum set): Osie Johnson
lead vocals: Billie Holiday
background vocals: Miriam Workman and Elise Bretton
bass trombone: Tom Mitchell
cello: David Soyer and Maurice Brown
flute: Danny Bank, Romeo Penque, Phil Bodner and Thomas Parshley
harp: Janet Putman
trumpet: Billy Butterfield and Bernie Glow
viola: Richard Dickler and Sidney Brecher
violin: Sam Rand, Leo Kruczek, Milton Lomask, Emanuel Green, George Ockner, Harry Hoffman, Harry Katzman and Harry Melnikoff
solo trumpet: Mel Davis
Love is funny or it's sad
Or it's quit or it's mad
It's a good thing or it's bad

But beautiful
Beautiful to take a chance and if you fall, you fall
And I'm thinking I wouldn't mind at all
Love is tearful or it's gay
It's a problem or it's a play
It's heartache either way

But beautiful
And I'm thinking if you were mine
I'd never let you go
And that would be
But beautiful
I know
Love is beautifull
I know

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I'm a Fool to Want You
  • 2 For Heaven's Sake
  • 3 You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 4 I Get Along Without You Very Well
  • 5 For All We Know
  • 6 Violets for Your Furs
  • 7 You've Changed
  • 8 It's Easy to Remember
  • 9 But Beautiful
  • 10 Glad to Be Unhappy
  • 11 I'll Be Around

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin