Who Sang Violets for Your Furs? Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday Lady in Satin cover art

Some other versions of "Violets for Your Furs"
release date: 1958-6
genres: Jazz
styles: Big Band
length: 3:27
conductor: Ray Ellis
background vocals: Miriam Workman and Elise Bretton
bass: Milt Hinton
bass trombone: Tom Mitchell
cello: Maurice Brown and David Soyer
flute: Romeo Penque, Danny Bank, Phil Bodner and Thomas Parshley
guitar: Barry Galbraith
harp: Janet Putman
lead vocals: Billie Holiday
orchestra: Ray Ellis and His Orchestra
piano: Mal Waldron
trombone: Urbie Green, Jack Green and J.J. Johnson
trumpet: Billy Butterfield, Mel Davis and Bernie Glow
viola: Sidney Brecher and Richard Dickler
violin: George Ockner, Harry Hoffman, Harry Katzman, Harry Melnikoff, Leo Kruczek, Milton Lomask, Sam Rand and Emanuel Green
drums (drum set): Osie Johnson
Falling snowflakes filled the air
The streets were covered with a film of ice
But a little simple magic that I'd heard about somewhere
Changed the weather all around, just within a trice

You bought me violets for my furs
And it was spring for a while, remember?
You bought me violets for my furs
And there was april in that december
The snow drifted on the flowers and melted where it lay
The snow looked like dew on the blossoms
As on a summer day

You bought me violets for my furs
And there was blue in the wintry sky
You pinned the violets to my furs
And gave a lift to the crowds passing by
You smiled at me so sweetly
Since then one thought occurs
That we fell in love completely
The day you bought me violets for my furs

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