Track Title:               Prelude To a Kiss

Album Title:               Duke Ellington Songbook, disc 6
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Producer:                  Norman Granz
Written by:                Irving Mills

Written by:                Duke Ellington (Edward Kennedy Ellington)
Written by:                Irving Gordon
From:                      1938

Lyrics:
If you hear
A song in blue
Like a flower crying
For the dew
That was my heart serenading you
My prelude to a kiss

If you hear a song that grows
From my tender sentimental woes
That was my heart trying to compose
A prelude to a kiss

Though it's just a simple melody
With nothing fancy
Nothing much
You could turn it to a symphony
A Shubert tune with a Gershwin touch

Oh how my love song gently cries
For the tenderness within your eyes
My love is a prelude that never dies
A prelude to a kiss

(bridge)

Though it's just a simple melody
With nothing fancy
Nothing much
You could turn it to a symphony
A Shubert tune with a Gershwin touch

Oh how my love song so gently cries
For the tenderness within your eyes
My love is a prelude that never dies
A prelude to a kiss

trancribed by Todd Peach {todd@thepeaches.com}

http://www.thepeaches.com/music/