Who Sang Poor Butterfly? Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole Broadcast Transcription 1941-1944 cover art
Release information
Writer(s): John Golden, Raymond Hubbell
Release Date: 1994
length: 2:18
lyricist: John L. Golden
composer: John Raymond Hubbell
There's a story told of a little Japanese
Sitting demurely 'neath the cherry blossom trees
Miss Butterfly's her name
A sweet little innocent child was she
Till a fine young American from the sea
To her garden came
They met beneath the cherry blossoms every day
And he taught her how to love the American way
To love with a soul 'twas easy to learn
Then he sailed away with a promise to return

Poor Butterfly 'neath the blossoms waiting
Poor Butterfly, for she loved him so
The moments pass into hours
The hours pass into years
And as she smiles through her tears
She murmurs low
The moon and I
Know that he'll be faithful
I'm sure he'll come to me by and by
But if he won't come back
Then I'll never sigh or cry
I just must die
Poor Butterfly

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Swingin' the Blues
  • 2 What'cha Know Joe
  • 3 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  • 4 Hit That Jive Jack
  • 5 Poor Butterfly
  • 6 These Foolish Things
  • 7 Rosetta
  • 8 The Man I Love
  • 9 Liza
  • 10 I'm in the Mood for Love
  • 11 D-Day
  • 12 Smooth Sailin'
  • 13 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 14 Boogie a La King
  • 15 Knock Me a Kiss
  • 16 Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 17 Blues in the Night
  • 18 Don't Blame Me
  • 19 Three Little Words
  • 20 Body and Soul
  • 21 How High the Moon
  • 22 I Got Rhythm
  • 23 Sweet Lorraine
  • 24 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 25 The Man I Love
  • 26 Bring Another Drink
  • 27 I Can't Give You Anything but Love
  • 28 Miss Thing
  • 29 Don't Blame Me
  • 30 After You've Gone