Who Sang Thou Swell? Benny Carter

Benny Carter Swingin' the '20s cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988
length: 2:52
alto saxophone & trumpet: Benny Carter
piano: Earl Hines
bass: Leroy Vinnegar
membranophone: Shelly Manne
Some other versions of "Thou Swell"

Lyrics
Thou swell, thou witty
Thou sweet, thou grand
Wouldst kiss me pretty
Wouldst hold my hand

Both thine eyes are cute too
What they do to me?
Hear me holler I choose
A sweet lollapaloosa in thee

I'd feel so rich
In a hut for two
Two rooms and kitchen
I'm sure would do

Give me just a plot of
Not a lot of land
And thou swell, thou witty
Thou grand

Thou swell, thou witty
Thou sweet, thou grand
Wouldst kiss me pretty
Wouldst hold my hand

Both thine eyes are cute too
What they do to me?
Hear me holler I choose
A sweet lollapaloosa in thee

I'd feel so rich
In a hut for two
Two rooms and kitchen
I'm sure would do

Give me just a plot of
Not a lot of land
And thou swell, thou witty
Thou grand

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Thou Swell
  • 2 My Blue Heaven
  • 3 Just Imagine
  • 4 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
  • 5 Sweet Lorraine
  • 6 Who's Sorry Now
  • 7 Who's Sorry Now (alternate take)
  • 8 Laugh! Clown! Laugh!
  • 9 Laugh! Clown! Laugh! (alternate take)
  • 10 All Alone
  • 11 All Alone (alternate take)
  • 12 Mary Lou
  • 13 In a Little Spanish Town
  • 14 Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 15 A Monday Date

  • Release information
    label: Contemporary
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 025218633925
    script: Latin