The Legendary Bing Crosby Album

Artist(s): Bing Crosby

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Lady of Spain

length: 2:31

Lady of Spain I adore you
Right from the night I first saw you
My heart has been yearning for you
What else could any heart do

Lady of Spain I'm appealing
Why should my lips be concealing
All that my eyes are revealing
Lady of Spain, I love you

Night in Madrid, blue and tender
Spanish moon makes silver splendor
Music throbbing plaintive sobbing notes of a guitar
While ardent Caballero serenades

Lady of Spain I adore you
Right from the night I first saw you
My heart has been yearning for you
What else could any heart do

Lady of Spain I'm appealing
Why should my lips be concealing
All that my eyes are revealing
Lady of Spain, I love you

The Very Thought of You

length: 2:59
orchestra: Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra
lead vocals: Bing Crosby
composer: Ray Noble
lyricist: Ray Noble
The very thought of you and I forget to do
The little ordinary things that everyone ought to do
I'm living in a kind of daydream
I'm happy as a king
And foolish though it may seem
To me that's everything

The mere idea of you, the longing here for you
You'll never know how slow the moments go till I'm near to you
I see your face in every flower
Your eyes in stars above
It's just the thought of you
The very thought of you, my love

The mere idea of you, the longing here for you
You'll never know how slow the moments go till I'm near to you
I see your face in every flower
Your eyes in stars above
It's just the thought of you
The very thought of you, my love

June in January

length: 3:13
lead vocals: Bing Crosby
orchestra: Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra
composer: Ralph Rainger
lyricist: Leo Robin
A clouded moon creeps across the clouded sky
Winds of January sigh and moan
And yet it's June.
I can see a sky of blue
Dear the miracle is due to you.
Just you.
It's June in January
Because I'm in love
It always is spring in my heart
with you in my arms.
The snow is just white blossoms
that fall from above.
And here is the reason, my dear,
Your magical charms.
The night is cold
The trees are bare
But I can feel the scent of roses in the air.
It's June in January
Because I'm in love.
But only because I'm in love with you.

Oh the night is cold!
Won't it be too bare
But I can feel the scent of roses in the air.
It's June in January
Because I'm in love
But only because I'm in love with you.

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

length: 1:46

P.S. I Love You

length: 3:35
Dear, I thought I'd drop a line
The weather's cool, the folks are fine
I'm in bed each night at nine
PS I love you

Yesterday we had some rain
But all in all, I can't complain
Was it dusty on the train?
PS I love you

Write to the Browns
Just as soon as you're able
They came around to call
I burned a hole in the dining room table
Now let me see, I guess that's all

Nothing else for me to say
And so I'll close now but, by the way
Everybody's thinking of you
PS I love you

Write to the Browns
Just as soon as you're able
They came around to call
Oh yes, I burned a hole in the dining room table
Now let me see, I guess that's all

Nothing else for me to say
And so I'll close but darling, by the way
Everybody's thinking of you
PS I love you

If This Isn't Love

length: 1:43
A secret, a secret, he says I've got a little secret,
A secret, a secret, a secret kind of secret.
I' aching for to shout it to every daffodil
And tell the world about it, in fact I think I will.

If this isn't love, the whole world is crazy.
If this isn't love, I'm daft as a daisy,
With moons all a-round and cows jumping over,
There's something amiss, and I'll eat my hat if this isn't love.

If this isn't love, then winter is a summer,
If this isn't love, my heart needs a plumber
I'm swinging on stars, I'm riding on rainbows,
I'm busting with bliss and I'll kiss your hand if this isn't love.

Ole Buttermilk Sky

length: 2:15

Ole buttermilk sky
I'ma keepin' my eye peeled on you
What's the good word tonight?
Are you gonna be mellow tonight?
Ole buttermilk sky
Can't you see my little donkey and me?
We're as happy as a Christmas tree
Headed for the one I love
I'm gonna pop her the question, that question
Do you darling, do you do?
It'll be easy, oh, so easy
If I can only bank on you
Ole buttermilk sky
I'ma tellin' you why, now you know
Keep it in mind tonight
Keep a-brushin' those clouds from sight
Ole buttermilk sky
Don'tcha fail me when I'm needin' you most
Hang a moon above her hitchin' post
Hitch me to the one I love
You can if you try, don't tell me no lie
Will you be mellow and bright tonight
Ole buttermilk sky?
Ole buttermilk sky, don't tell me no lie
You can if you try, ole buttermilk sky

Great Day

length: 1:43
composer: Vincent Youmans
lyricist: Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu
When skies were dark
Came Noah's ark
Amen
When lions roared
Came Daniel's lord
Amen
The Lord helps those who pray
And on judgment day
If you believe, he shall receive you
Amen.

When you're down and out
Lift up your head and shout
There's gonna be a great day
Angels in the sky
Promise that by and by
There's gonna be a great day
Gabriel will warn you
Some early morn you
Will hear his horn rootin', tootin'
It's not far away
Hold up your hands and say
There's gonna be a great day

It's not far away
Hold up your hands and say
There's gonna be
We're promised there'll be
There's gonna be a great day.

I Got the Sun in the Morning

length: 2:28
Taking stock of what I have and what I haven't
What do I find? The things I got will keep me satisfied
Checking up on what I have and what I haven't
What do I find? A healthy balance on the credit side

Got no diamonds, got no pearls
Still I think I'm a lucky girl
I've got the sun in the morning and the moon at night
Got no mansion, got no yacht
Still I'm happy with what I've got
I've got the sun in the morning and the moon at night

Sunshine gives me a lovely day
Moonlight gives me the Milky Way
Got no cheque books, got no banks
Still I'd like to express my thanks
I've got the sun in the morning and the moon at night
And with the sun in the morning and the moon in the evening
I'm all right

De-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo

De-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo

Sunshine gives me a lovely day
Moonlight gives me the Milky Way
Got no cheque books, got no banks
Still I'd like to express my thanks
I've got the sun in the morning and the moon at night
And with the sun in the morning, moon in the evening
I'm doing all right
Doing all right
Doing all right
I'm doing all right

May I?

length: 2:57
Finders, keepers, losers, weepers
Ring around the rosy and I'll catch you if I can
And if you don't say may I, then you'll have to start again
But first you must indulge me and count from one to ten
Let the game begin

I adore you when you touch me
Pin the tail upon the donkey, you will surely win
And if you don't say may I, then I'll pass the cake around
And I won't give you any, but you won't make a sound
You don't eat soap, anyhow

Red light, green light, blue light, yellow light
You can take three giant steps or a baby step will do
But if you don't say may I, then I'll march you out the door
Where you'll be contemplating the numbers one to four
I hope you're keeping score

Cause if you don't say may I, then I'll get you with the hose
And spoil your Sunday clothes Will it please you if I tease you
While you're at the spindry, I'll pass the pie around
But you won't make a sound
You don't eat blackbird anyhow

There's four and twenty reasons why it can't be wrong
How long have you been gone
Finders, keepers, losers, weepers
Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater
Wear your sneakers around sound sleepers

It's a Good Day

length: 2:12
writer: Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour
Yes, it's a good day for singin' a song,
And it's a good day for movin' along
Yes, it's a good day, how could anything go wrong,
A good day from mornin' till night

Yes, it's a good day for shinin' your shoes,
And it's a good day for losin' the blues
Ev'rything to gain and nothin' to lose,
'Cause it's a good day from mornin' till night

I said to the sun, "good mornin', sun
Rise and shine, today"
You know you've gotta get goin'
If you're gonna make a showin'
And you know you've got the right of way

'Cause it's a good day for payin' your bills
And it's a good day for curin' your ills,
So take a deep breath and throw away your pills
'Cause it's a good day from mornin' till night

You Go to My Head

length: 3:48
You go to my head and you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning 'round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne
You go to my head like a sip of sparkling Burgundy brew
And I find the very mention of you
Like the kicker in a julep or two

The thrill of the thought that you might give a thought to my plea
Cast a spell over me
Still I say to myself get a hold of yourself
Can't you see that it never can be

You go to my head with a smile that makes my temperature rise
Like a summer with a thousand July's
You intoxicate my soul with your eyes
Though I'm certain that this heart of mine
Hasn't a ghost of a chance in this crazy romance
You go to my head
You go to my head

The Old Lamplighter

length: 2:19
He made the night a little brighter
Wherever he would go
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago
His snowy hair was so much whiter
Beneath the candle glow
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago

You'd hear the patter of his feet
As he came toddling down the street
His smile would cheer a lonely heart you see
If there were sweethearts in the park
He'd pass a lamp and leave it dark
Remembering the days that used to be
For he recalled when things were new
He loved someone who loved him too
Who walks with him alone in memories

He made the night a little brighter
Wherever he would go
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago
His snowy hair was so much whiter
Beneath the candle glow
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago

Now if you look up in the sky
You'll understand the reason why
The little stars at night are all aglow
He turns them on when night is near
He turns them off when dawn is here
The little man we left so long ago
He made the night a little brighter
Wherever he would go
The old lamplighter of long, long ago

With Every Breath I Take

length: 3:12
Some children see Him lily white
The baby Jesus born this night
Some children see Him lily white
With dresses of their faith

I sing Noel, I sing Noel for children
For all little children who have no Christmas tree
I sing Noel, Noel, Noel
For little girls who have no pretty dress to wear
Little boys who have no teddy bears

I sing Noel, I sing Noel for children
For all lonely children who cry on Christmas Eve
I sing Noel, Noel, Noel
For little girls whose hands are trembling in the cold
Little boys whose eyes are too slow

May the new born Savior
Turn His tender face to you
May He help us all
To make this world a better place for you

I sing Noel, I sing Noel for children
For all little children who have no Christmas tree
Let's all sing Noel, rings the bells of Christmas
For all lonely children wherever they may be
Noel, Noel, come spend Christmas with me
Noel, Noel, come spend Christmas with me

I sing Noel
I sing Noel
I sing Noel

Temptation

length: 3:09
composer: Nacio Herb Brown
lyricist: Arthur Freed
You came, I was alone
I should have known you were temptation
You smiled, luring me on
My heart was gone, you were temptation
It would be thrilling
If you were willing
If it can never be
Pity me for you are temptation and I am yours

Here is my heart, take it and say
We'll never part
I'm just a slave
Only a slave to you, temptation
You were born to be kissed
I can't resist.

You are temptation and I am yours
Here is my heart, take it and say
We'll never part
I'm just a slave
Only a slave to you, temptation

You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me

length: 2:51
lyricist: Al Dubin
composer: Harry Warren
Every kiss, every hug
Seems to act just like a drug
You're getting to be a habit with me
Let me stay in your arms
I'm addicted to your charms
You're getting to be a habit with me
I used to think your love was something that I could take or leave alone
But now I couldn't do without my supply
I need you for my own
Oh, I can't break away
I must have you every day
As regularly as coffee or tea
You've got me in your clutches
And I can't get free
You're getting to be a habit with me
Can't break it
You're getting to be a habit with me

Someday, Sweetheart

length: 3:13
composer: John Spikes, Reb Spikes
lyricist: Reb Spikes, John Spikes
Someday, sweetheart,
You may be sorry
For what you've done
To my poor heart;
And you may regret
Those vows that you've broken,
And the things that you did to me
That made us drift apart.

Oh, you're happy now,
And you can't see how
Those weary blues
Will ever come to you;
But as you sow,
So shall you reap, dear;
And what you reap
Will gonna make you weep,
Someday, sweetheart!

Someday, sweetheart,
Oh you're gonna be sorry, oh yes1
For what you done
To my poor heart;
And you may regret
Those vows that you've broken, oh-oh-oh-oh!
And the things that you did to me
That made us drift apart.

Oh, you're happy now,
And you can't see how
Those weary blues
Ever gonna come to you;
But as you sow-ho-ho,
So shall you reap,
And what you reap
Is gonna make you weep,
Someday!

Come on baby,
Have a heart!
Don't you tell me
That we have to part.
You know I've loved you
>From the start,
You'll rue the day,
And blue is the day
You break my heart.