Who Sang I Missed My Hat? Benny Carter and His Orchestra

Release information
Release Date: 1996
length: 5:26
Lyrics
Free and easy, that's my style
Howdy-do me, watch me smile
Fare-thee-well me after a while
'Cause I gotta roam
And any place I hang my hat is home

Sweetenin' water, cherry wine
Thank you kindly, suits me fine
Kansas City, Caroline
That's my honeycomb
'Cause any place I hang my hat is home

Birds roostin' in a tree
Pick up and go, and the goin' proves
That's how it oughta be
I pick up too when the spirit moves me
(I go where it behoves me**)
Cross the river, 'round the bend
"Hello stranger!", "So long friend!"
There's a voice in the lonesome wind
That keeps whisp'ring, "Roam!"
I'm going where a welcome mat is
No matter where that is
'Cause any place I hang my hat is home

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Isn't It Romantic? (Richard Charles Rodgers - Lorenz Milton Hart)
  • 2 Some Other Spring (Irene Kitchings - Arthur Herzog, Jr.)
  • 3 These Things You Left Me (Sidney Lippman - Harold Dickinson)
  • 4 'Round Midnight (Thelonius Sphere Monk - Charles Melvin Cootie Williams)
  • 5 Alone Together (Arthur Schawrtz - Howard Dietz)
  • 6 Bewitched (Richard Rodgers - Lorenz Hart)
  • 7 Cocktails for Two (Sam Coslow - Arthur Johnston)
  • 8 Key Largo (Bennet Lester Benny Carter - Karl Suessdorf - Leah Worth)
  • 9 I'll Be Around (Alec Wilder, B., Alexander Lafayette Chew)
  • 10 Beautiful Love (Wayne King - Egbert Van Alstain - Victor Young - Haven Gillespie)
  • 11 Blue Star (Benny Carter)
  • 12 Flamingo (Ted Grouya - Edmund Anderson)
  • 13 With a Song in My Heart (Richard Rodgers - Lorenz Hart)
  • 14 Can't We Be Friends? (Kay Swift - Paul James, B., James Warburg)
  • 15 Symphony (Alex Alstone)
  • 16 I'm Sorry (Benny Carter)
  • 17 'Round Midnight (Previously Unissued)
  • 19 Alone Together (Previously Unissued)
  • 20 Bewitched (Previously Unissued)
  • 22 Cocktails for Two (Previously Unissued)
  • 25 Key Largo (Previously Unissued)
    CD 2
  • 1 I Still Love Him So (Benny Carter)
  • 2 The Moon Is Low (Nacio Herb Brown)
  • 3 I Missed My Hat (David Roy Eldridge)
  • 4 Ballad (medley)
  • 5 Polite Blues (Roy Eldridge)
  • 6 Close Your Eyes (Bernice Petkere)
  • 7 Where’s Art? (Roy Eldridge)
  • 8 I Don’t Know (Roy Eldridge)
  • 9 Striding (Roy Eldridge)
  • 10 Wailing (Roy Eldridge)
  • 11 The Moon Is Low (78 Rpm take)
  • 12 I Missed My Hat
  • 13 Close Your Eyes
  • 14 Just One of Those Things (Cole Albert Porter)
  • 15 The Marriage Blues (Benny Carter)
  • 16 Street Scene (Alfred Newman)

  • Release information
    label: Verve
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 731453163720
    script: Latin