Sarah Vaughan - 'Round Midnight (Roulette Records 1963)





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"Round Midnight" is a 1944 jazz standard by pianist Thelonious Monk. It is thought that Monk originally composed the song sometime in 1940 or 1941. However, Harry Colomby claims that Monk may have written an early version around 1936 (at the age of 19) with the title "Grand Finale". "'Round Midnight" is the most-recorded jazz standard composed by a jazz musician.

Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer, described by music critic Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century." Nicknamed "Sassy", "The Divine One" and "Sailor" (for her salty speech), Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon her its "highest honor in jazz", the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989.

Sarah's accompanied by Gerald Wilson (arr.); Milt Turner (drums); Ernie Freeman (organ); Teddy Edwards (tenor sax.); and Carmell Jones (trumpet). Recorded in Los Angeles, California, May 29, 1963. (Roulette Records)

Supper time, I'm sad... then really gets bad
Memories always start after sundown
It begins to tell round midnite, round midnite
I do pretty well til after sundown
Supper time Im feeling sad
but it really gets bad round midnite

Memories always start round midnite, round midnite
Haven't got the heart to stand those memories
when my heart is still with you
and old midnite knows it too
When some quarrel we had needs mending
does it mean that our love is ending?

Darling I need you
Lately I find you're out of my arms
and out of my mind
Let our love take win
some midnite round midnite
Let the Angels sing for your returning
Let our love be safe and sound
When old midnite comes around

Just let our love take win
and let the Angels sing your returning
Please let our love be safe and sound
When old midnite comes around


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