Who Sang Poor Butterfly? Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan Sings Broadway: Great Songs from Hit Shows cover art
Release information
Writer(s): John Golden, Raymond Hubbell
Release Date: 1957
length: 3:29
vocal: Sarah Vaughan
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 'neath the cherry blossoms everyday
And he taught her how to love the American way
To love with her soul t'was 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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 A Tree in the Park
  • 2 Little Girl Blue
  • 3 Comes Love
  • 4 But Not for Me
  • 5 My Darling, My Darling
  • 6 Lucky in Love
  • 7 Autumn in New York
  • 8 It Never Entered My Mind
  • 9 If This Isn't Love
  • 10 The Touch of Your Hand
  • 11 Homework
  • 12 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Dancing in the Dark
  • 2 September Song
  • 3 A Ship Without a Sail
  • 4 Lost in the Stars
  • 5 It's Got to Be Love
  • 6 All the Things You Are
  • 7 Poor Butterfly
  • 8 Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk
  • 9 My Heart Stood Still
  • 10 He's Only Wonderful
  • 11 They Say It's Wonderful
  • 12 My Ship