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    Buddy Rich / Lyrics

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    "Body and Soul [#][*]" Lyrics

    Buddy Rich

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    Don't you know, he was the king of saxophones
    Yes indeed he was;
    Talkin' 'bout the guy that made it sound so good
    Some people knew him by the Bean
    But Hawkins was his name

    He sure could swing and play pretty too
    Sounds good to me, should sound good to you
    I love to hear him playing Body and Soul
    Very pleasing to the ear

    When I first heard it on the record
    I just stopped, right there,
    Sounded like a band of angels in the sky,
    And I have never ever heard a sweeter tone
    In fact I pay no 'ttention to the saxophone
    'Til Coleman Hawkins came along and spoke to everyone,
    Saying better listen won't you hear me,
    While I play for you,

    Sometimes it's hot
    Then again it's blue
    My soul just seems to wander,
    Pleasing each and everyone,
    It's what I've long been craving for

    The doors have not been always open,
    But I am trying to please you.
    Please don't try to stop me.
    Hope you like it folks

    And then he started cookin',
    Every time he played
    Some melodic melody fast or slow
    You could tell that it was Hawkins,

    No other one ever has
    Quite captured his tone
    Just he alone,
    Has the sound that penetrates
    It will sure go right through you
    Yes it will,
    And every chorus gives you just another thrill

    Then along came Eddie Jefferson
    He sang the melody like Hawkins played it
    He sang it true
    He sang it blue
    Made words for it too

    All his fans in New York loved him
    There's no one above him
    Here in the USA
    I've heard 'em say ol' Eddie was the man

    Oh how he could sing
    Man did he swing
    Sang on the wing, did his own thing
    Yes he did

    Throughout the country,
    Music lovers are still wiggin' on Eddie's singin'
    All around the world, he is known
    Rhythm was his special joy,
    He swung it like a horn

    He must have been born to be a singer
    'Cause his lyrics were so sincere and true
    Funny sad or blue
    Oh yeah!

    And we've got to remind you
    Many years it took him
    Singing every day to achieve his first claim to fame

    He was twenty years ahead of his time
    And he knew it
    But he kept right on-a singing
    He went all around the world making rhythm
    'Cause music sure was in him and he knew it was

    Sang with Moody and Richie Cole
    He could sing it just like Bird
    But his forte was the words he wrote to
    Music that he sang

    So he sang, and he sang
    And he sang his words so clever
    And I know they'll silence him never
    'Cause he cut this masterpiece

    And now we're trying to sing it for you
    Hope the Bean and Eddie both would still approve
    There we go
    We didn't mean to reminisce
    You can surely bet
    That we won't forget
    'Cause we hear them yet
    Goodbye
    This song was submitted on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, CARLIN AMERICA INC, EMI Music Publishing, THE SONGWRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC INC.
    Written by Christopher Neville Eaton, Susan Ashton, Wayne Kirkpatrick.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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