Sarah Vaughan

I don't care if there's powder on my nose

I don't care if my hairdo is in place

I've lost the very meaning of repose

I never put a mudpack on my face

Oh, who'd have thought that I'd walk in a daze

Now I never go to shows at night but just to matinees

Now I see the show and home I go

Once I laughed when I heard you saying

That I'd be playing solitaire

Uneasy in my easy chair

It never entered my mind

Once you told me I was mistaken

That I'd awaken with the sun

And order orange juice for one

It never entered my mind

You have what I laughed myself

And now I even have to scratch my back myself

Once you warned me that if you scorned me

I'd sing the maiden's prayer again

And wish that you were there again

To get into my hair again

It never entered my mind


Sarah Lois Vaughan (nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One") (March 27, 1924, Newark, New Jersey – April 3, 1990, Los Angeles, California) was an American jazz singer, described as "possessor of one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century". Jazz critic Leonard Feather called her "the most important singer to emerge from the bop era." Ella Fitzgerald called her the world’s "greatest singing talent." When introduced in her two-part interview of 1980 on The Dick Cavett Show ... Read More