Who Sang A Nightingale Can Sing the Blues? Julie London

Julie London About the Blues cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Jazz Blues Pop
Style: Big Band/Swing/Vocal
length: 3:12
producer: Bobby Troup
conductor: Russell Garcia
vocal: Julie London
orchestra: Russ Garcia & His Orchestra
engineer: Val Valentin and Ted Keep
arranger: Russell Garcia
writer: Dick Charles, Lawrence Markes
Got my feathers burned,
Got my lesson learned,
Guess that I was born to lose.
Take it straight from me,
Love is misery,
Listen while I sing the blues;

Ain't it a shame,
He had to go and grieve me,
Some other dame
Has made him up to leave me.
That's how it happens,
A nightingale can sing the blues.

I'll put it straight,
He's got his self a new bird,
Gave me the gate
And now I'm just a blue bird,
That's how it happens,
A nightingale can sing the blues.

He can take me
And forsake me
Just as quick as that!
When there's someone new in town.
But I'm bettin'
He'll be frettin'
For his old job back
When his brand new lady love has let him down!

You take my word,
There ain't no use a-preachin',
I got a bird
Who's gonna get some teachin'!
Then he'll discover
A nightingale can sing the blues,
That's how it happens,
A nightingale can sing the blues.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Basin Street Blues
  • 2 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 3 A Nightingale Can Sing the Blues
  • 4 Get Set for the Blues
  • 5 Invitation to the Blues
  • 6 Bye Bye Blues
  • 7 Meaning of the Blues
  • 8 About the Blues
  • 9 Sunday Blues
  • 10 The Blues Is All I Ever Had
  • 11 Blues in the Night
  • 12 Bouquet of Blues