Who Sang Birth Of The Blues? Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Forever cover art
Release information
Writer(s): B.g. Desylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
Release Date: 1997
length: 3:30
composer: Ray Henderson
lyricist: Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva
writer: Cab Calloway
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 to use
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 worn
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 Somebody Loves Me
  • 2 Don't Blame Me
  • 3 New York, New York
  • 4 S' Wonderful
  • 5 Love Me Or Leave Me
  • 6 Tea For Two
  • 7 Lady Is A Tramp
  • 8 It's All Up You
  • 9 These Foolish Things
  • 10 Birth Of The Blues
  • 11 Singin' In The Rain
  • 12 Yes Indeed
  • 13 How Deep Is The Ocean