Lyrical Tuesday: Cole Porter from Jane Hall

This week’s lyrical Tuesday features Night and Day by Cole Porter. Listen to it for its unusual harmonic structure and enjoy Ella Fitzgerald’s version.

Night and Day by Cole Porter

Like the beat, beat, beat of the tom-tom
When the jungle shadows fall
Like the tick, tick, tock of the stately clock
As it stands against the wall
Like the drip, drip, drip of the raindrops
When the summer shower is through
So a voice within me keeps repeating

You, you, you
Night and day, you are the one
Only you beneath the moon and under the sun
Whether near to me, or far
It’s no matter darling where you are
I think of you night and day

Day and night, why is it so?
That this longing for you follows wherever I go
In the roaring traffic’s boom
In the silence of my lonely room, I think of you

Night and day, night and day under the hide of me
There’s an oh such a hungry yearning burning inside of me
And its torment won’t be through
‘Til you let me spend my life making love to you

Day and night, night and day
Night and day under the hide of me
There’s an oh such a hungry yearning burning inside of me
And its torment won’t be through
‘Til you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night, night and day

EllaFitgerald

Click Here to View:  Night and Day by Ella Fitzgerald

Click Here to Read: Night and Day (song)

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