Who Sang If I Were a Bell? Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae Carmen for Cool Ones cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
length: 3:29
arranger: Fred Katz
conductor: Fred Katz
double bass: Ike Isaacs
membranophone: Charles “Specs” Wright
vocal: Carmen McRae
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Lyrics
Ask me how do I feel, ask me now that we're cozy and clingin'
Well sir, all I can say, is if I were a bell I'd be ringin'
From the moment we kissed tonight, that's the way I've just gotta behave
Boy, if I were a lamp I'd light or if I were a banner I'd wave

Ask me how do I feel, little me with my quiet upbringing
Well sir, all I can say is if gate I'd be swinging
And if I were a watch I'd start popping my springs
Or if I were a bell I'd go ding dong, ding dong ding

Yes, I knew my morale would crack
From the wonderful way that you looked
Boy, if I were a duck I'd quack
Or if I were a goose I'd be cooked

Ask me how do I feel, ask me now that we're fondly caressing
Well, if I were a salad, I know I'd be splashing my dressing
Or if I were a season, I'd surely be spring
Or if I were a gate, I would swing, have a fling almost any old thing
Or if I were a bell I'd go ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding ding dong

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 All the Things You Are
  • 2 A Shoulder to Cry On
  • 3 Any Old Time
  • 4 Weak for the Man
  • 5 What's New
  • 6 I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 7 (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?
  • 8 Without a Word of Warning
  • 9 If I Were a Bell
  • 10 You Are Mine
  • 11 The Night We Called It a Day
  • 12 I Remember Clifford

  • Release information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin