Lullaby of Birdland 1954

          Lullaby of Birdland

Night after night I close my eyes,

Let the music hypnotize me.

Night after night the music goes round in my head,

As I lie in my bed.

Its haunting strain that numbs my brain

Brings on sleep like Novacaine.

That haunting music serves as my lullaby:

The lullaby of Birdland.

Let love be gay as it pleases.

Let love betray me and go.

I cure al love-caused diseases,

Long as I hear my radio.

Day after day don’t mourn or grieve,

Wear my mask from dawn to eve.

But comes the night I sigh

With my lullaby:

The lullaby of Birdland.

©Lullaby Of Birdland 54.2 (music: George Shearing)

Lyrics (written before there was any other lyric)

Arlene Corwin

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