Misty



 jazz music ella Fitzgerald Errol Garner Misty

In 1954 pianist Errol Garner composes one of his most famous songs of all times: Misty. Despite being originally instrumental after some time it received lyrics, the author being Johnny Burke, so in that way it could be sung. This simple alteration gave a new dimension to the song which experience large projection in the voice of the amazing Sarah Vaughn. Misty later on was interpreted by diverse pianist, singers and jazz groups, remaining until today a beautiful and unavoidable standard.

Misty – interpretation by Ella Fitzgerald (recording in 1960)

Look at me, I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree
And I feel like I'm clingin' to a cloud
I can't understand
I get misty just holding your hand

Walk my way
And a thousand violins begin to play
Or it might be the sound of your hello
That music I hear
I get misty the moment you're near

Cant you see that you're leading me on?
And its just what I want you to do
Don't you notice how hopelessly I'm lost
That's why I'm following you

On my own
When I wander through this wonderland alone
Never knowing my right foot from my left
My hat from my glove
I'm too misty and too much in love

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