Who Sang Blues in the Night? Julie London

Julie London About the Blues cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
release date: 1957
genres: Jazz Blues Pop
styles: Big Band/Swing/Vocal
length: 3:42
producer: Bobby Troup
conductor: Russell Garcia
vocal: Julie London
orchestra: Russ Garcia & His Orchestra
engineer: Ted Keep and Val Valentin
arranger: Russell Garcia
lyricist: Johnny Mercer
composer: Harold Arlen
My mama done tol' me,
When I was in pig tails
My mama done tol' me,
Hon! A man's gonna sweet talk
And give ya the big eye;
But when the sweet talkin's done,
A man is a two face
A worrisome thing
Who'll leave ya t'sing
The blues in the night

Now the rain's a fallin',
Hear the train a callin'
Whoo-ee (my mama done tol' me)
Hear that lonesome whistle
Blowin' cross the trestle,
Whoo-ee (my mama done tol' me)
A whoo-ee-duh-whoo-ee, ol' clickety clack's
A echoin' back th' blues in the night

The evenin' breeze'll start the trees to cryin'
And the moon will hide its light
When you get the blues in the night
Take my word, the mockin' bird'll
Sing the saddest kind o' song
He knows things are wrong and he's right
Oh oh

From Natchez to Mobile,
From Memphis to St. Joe,
Wherever the four winds blow,
I been in some big towns,
I heard me some big talk,
But there is one thing I know
A man is a two face,
A worrisome thing
Who'll leave ya t'sing
The blues in the night
Oh oh
My mama was right, my mama was right
There's blues in the night

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Basin Street Blues
  • 2 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 3 A Nightingale Can Sing the Blues
  • 4 Get Set for the Blues
  • 5 Invitation to the Blues
  • 6 Bye Bye Blues
  • 7 Meaning of the Blues
  • 8 About the Blues
  • 9 Sunday Blues
  • 10 The Blues Is All I Ever Had
  • 11 Blues in the Night
  • 12 Bouquet of Blues