Who Sang If I Were a Bell? Lem Winchester & Benny Golson

Release information
Release Date: 1999-12-16
length: 4:03
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
tenor saxophone: Benny Golson
piano: Tommy Flanagan
bass: Wendell Marshall
membranophone: Art Taylor
vibraphone: Lem Winchester
Lyrics
Ask me how do I feel,
Now that we're cosy and clinging,
Well sir, all I can say is
If I were a bell I'd be ringing!

From the moment we kissed goodnight,
That's the way I just gotta behave,
And 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 spring,
Oh, and if I were a bell
I'd go "Ding dong ding dong ding!".

Ask me how do I feel
From this chemistry lesson I'm learning,
Well sir, all I can say is
If I were a bridge I'd be burning!

Well, I knew my moral would crack
From the wonderful way 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
Now that we're fondly caressing,
And if I were a salad,
I know I'd be splashing my dressing!

Or if I were a season,
I'd surely be Spring,
Yes, and if I were a bell,
Say, if I were a bell,
If I were a bell
I'd go "Ding dong ding dong ding!".

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Down Fuzz
  • 2 If I Were a Bell
  • 3 Will You Still Be Mine?
  • 4 Mysticism
  • 5 How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
  • 6 The Dude

  • Release information
    label: New Jazz
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    script: Latin