Billy Holiday: Fine and Mellow

lester & billyBilly Holiday was reunited after many years with tenor saxophonist Lester Young for this recording session in 1957. Her silent response to his solo was so eloquent. This is probably the most famous “live jazz” performance in TV history.


My man don’t love me
He treats me oh so mean
My man he don’t love me
He treats me awful mean
He’s the lowest man
That I’ve ever seen

He wears high-draped pants
Stripes all in yellow
He wears
high-draped pants
Stripes all in yellow
But when he starts in to love me
He is so fine and mellow

Love will make you drink and gamble
Make you stay out all night long
Love will make you drink and gamble
Make you stay out all night long
Love will make you do things
That you know is wrong

Treat me right baby
And I’ll stay home every day
Just treat me right baby
And I’ll stay home night and day
But you’re so mean to me baby
I know you’re gonna drive me away

Love is just like a faucet
It turns off and on
Love is like a faucet
It turns off and on
Sometimes when you think it’s on baby
It has turned off and gone

englischlernen mit liedern :-) learning english with songs

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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