Who Sang If I Were a Bell? Joe Williams & Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra Joe Williams With Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990
length: 2:28
Ask me how do I feel
Ask me now that we're cosy 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 I were a 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 Young Man on the Way Up
  • 2 Hurry on Down
  • 3 When I Take My Sugar to Tea
  • 4 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 5 Did I Really Live
  • 6 Loneliness, Sorrow and Grief
  • 7 Imagination
  • 8 One More for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
  • 9 Everyone Wants to Be Loved (By Someone)
  • 10 Everybody Loves My Baby
  • 11 If I Were a Bell
  • 12 Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • 13 Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
  • 14 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
  • 15 Evil Man Blues