Who Sang Lilac Wine? Helen Merrill

Helen Merrill Helen Merrill With Strings cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Jazz
Style: Vocal
length: 4:28
lyricist: James H. Shelton
composer: James H. Shelton
I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree
I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see
and be what I want to be
When I think more than I want to think
Do things I never should do
I drink much more that I ought to drink
Because I brings me back you

Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love
Listen to me... I cannot see clearly
Isn't that she coming to me nearly here?
Lilac wine is sweet and heady where's my love?
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where's my love?
Listen to me, why is everything so hazy?
Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear?
Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love

CD 1
  • 1 Lilac Wine
  • 2 Anything Goes
  • 3 Mountain High Valley Low
  • 4 Beautiful Love
  • 5 Comes Love
  • 6 End of a Love Affair
  • 7 When I Fall in Love
  • 8 The Masquerade Is Over
  • 9 Just You, Just Me
  • 10 Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
  • 11 You Won’t Forget Me
  • 12 Wait 'Till You See Him