Who Sang It's De-Lovely? Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Songbook cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing
length: 2:29
producer: Norman Granz
bass: Ray Brown
piano: Oscar Peterson
drums (drum set): Ed Thigpen
Some other versions of "It's De-Lovely"

Lyrics
The night is young, the skies are clear
So if you want to go walking, dear,
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
I understand the reason why
You're sentimental, 'cause so am I,
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
You can tell at a glance
What a swell night this is for romance,
You can hear dear Mother Nature
Murmuring low,
"Let yourself go!"

So please be sweet, my chickadee,
And when I kiss you, just say to me,
"It's delightful, it's delicious,
It's delectable, it's delirious,
It's dilemma, it's delimit, it's deluxe,
It's de-lovely".

I feel a sudden urge to sing
The kind of ditty that invokes the spring.

I'll control my desire to curse
While you crucify the verse.

This verse I started seems to me
The Tin-Pantithesis of a melody

So spare us all the pain,
Just skip the darn thing and sing the refrain

Mi, mi, mi, mi,
Re, re, re, re,
Do, sol, mi, do, la, si.

The night is young, the skies are clear
So if you want to go walking, dear,
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
I understand the reason why
You're sentimental, 'cause so am I,
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
You can tell at a glance
What a swell night this is for romance,
You can hear dear Mother Nature
Murmuring low,
"Let yourself go!"

So please be sweet, my chickadee,
And when I kiss you, just say to me,
"It's delightful, it's delicious,
It's, it's de-lovely".

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 In the Still of the Night
  • 2 It's All Right With Me
  • 3 Love for Sale
  • 4 Just One of Those Things
  • 5 I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 6 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 7 Night and Day
  • 8 Easy to Love
  • 9 Why Can't You Behave
  • 10 I Love Paris
  • 11 I Concentrate on You
  • 12 It's De-Lovely

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