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ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME
Carmen McRae


Once upon a summertime, if you recall

We stopped beside a little flower stall

A bunch of bright forget-me-nots was all I'd let you buy me

Once upon a summertime, just like today

We laughed the happy afternoon away

And stole a kiss in every street cafe

You were sweeter than the blossom on the tree

I was as proud as any girl could be

As if the mayor had offered me the key to Paris

Now, another wintertime has come and gone

The pigeons feeding in the square have flown

But I'll remember when the vespers chimed

You loved me once


Now, another wintertime has come and gone

The pigeons feeding in the square have flown

But I'll remember when the vespers chimed

You loved me once

You loved me once upon a summertime


CARMEN MCRAE

Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920-1994) was a U.S. jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist.

McRae was born in Harlem, New York, on the 8th April 1920, and studied piano as a child. As a teenager she came to the attention of Teddy Wilson and his wife, the composer Irene Kitchings Wilson. Through their influence, one of McRae’s early songs, "Dream of Life", was recorded by Wilson’s longtime collaborator Billie Holiday.

By the late 1940s she was well known among the modern jazz musicians who gathered at Minton's Playhouse ... Read More