Who Sang Back in Your Own Back Yard? Grant Green

Grant Green Born to Be Blue cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985
length: 8:03
producer: Alfred Lion
engineer: Rudy van Gelder
bass: Sam Jones
guitar: Grant Green
piano: Sonny Clark
tenor saxophone: Ike Quebec
drums (drum set): Louis Hayes
Some other versions of "Back in Your Own Back Yard"

We leave home expecting to find a blue bird,
Hoping ev'ry cloud will be silver lined.
But we all return as we live wo learn,
That we left our happiness behind.

When they sing you "Look for the Silver Lining,"
It is silver dollars they're looking for.
You will find my friend that the rainbow's end,
Is somewhere around your kitchen door.

The bird with feathers of blue, is waiting for you,
Back in your own back yard,
You'll see your castle in Spain, through your window pane,
Back in your own back yard.
Oh you can go to the East go to the West,
But someday you'll come weary at heart back where you started from,
You'll find your happiness lies, right under your eyes,
Back in your own backyard.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Someday My Prince Will Come
  • 2 Born to Be Blue
  • 3 If I Should Lose You
  • 4 Back in Your Own Back Yard
  • 5 My One and Only Love
  • 6 Count Every Star

  • Release information
    label: Blue Note
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin