Who Sang Lush Life? John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

Johnny Hartman John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1963
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop/Modal/Vocal
length: 5:31
producer: Bob Thiele
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
tenor saxophone: John Coltrane
vocal: Johnny Hartman
piano: McCoy Tyner
double bass: Jimmy Garrison
membranophone: Elvin Jones
Some other versions of "Lush Life"

Lyrics
I used to visit all the very gay places
Those come-what-may places
Where one relaxes on the axis of the wheel of life
To get the feel of life from jazz and cocktails

The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces
With distinguish traces that used to be there
You could see where they'd been washed away
By too many through the day, twelve O'clock tales

Then you came along with your siren song
To tempt me to madness
I thought for awhile that your poignant smile
Was tinged with the sadness of a great love for me
Ah, yes, I was wrong, again, I was wrong

Life is lonely again and only last year
Everything seemed so sure
Now life is awful again a trough full of hearts
Could only be a bore

A week in Paris could ease the bite of it
All I care is to smile in spite of it
I'll forget you, I will while yet you are still
Burning inside my brain

Romance is mush stifling those who strive
I'll live a lush life in some small dive
And there I'll be while I rot with the rest
Of those whose lives are lonely too

Romance is mush stifling those who strive
I'll live a lush life in some small dive
And there I'll be while I rot with the rest
Of those whose lives are lonely too


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 They Say It's Wonderful
  • 2 Dedicated to You
  • 3 My One and Only Love
  • 4 Lush Life
  • 5 You Are Too Beautiful
  • 6 Autumn Serenade

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