Who Sang Birth of the Blues? David Campbell

David Campbell The Swing Sessions cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2006-11-6
Genre: Jazz Pop
Style: Swing/Big Band
length: 3:47
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Lyrics
Oh! they say some people long ago
Were searching for a diff'rent tune,
One that they could croon
As only they can.

They only had the rhythm so
They started swaying to and fro.
They didn't know just what they had
And that is how the blues really began:

They heard the breeze in the trees
Singing weird melodies
And they made that
The start of the blues.

And from a jail came the wail
Of a down hearted frail,
And they played that
As part of the blues.

From a whippoorwill out on a hill,
They took a new note,
Pushed it through a horn
'til it was born into a blue note.

And then they nursed it, rehearsed it,
And gave out the news
That the southland
Gave birth to the blues!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You
  • 2 Call Me Irresponsible
  • 3 Mack the Knife
  • 4 Way You Look Tonight
  • 5 Love Me or Leave Me
  • 6 Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • 7 Birth of the Blues
  • 8 All the Way
  • 9 Waters of March
  • 10 Beyond the Sea
  • 11 Mr. Bojangles
  • 12 With Plenty of Money and You
  • 13 My Funny Valentine

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 0886970120623
    script: Latin