Once upon a Summertime

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Carmen McRae

Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and her ironic interpretations of song lyrics that made her memorable. McRae drew inspiration from Billie Holiday, but established her own distinctive voice. She went on to record over 60 albums, enjoying a rich musical career, performing and recording in the United States, Europe, and Japan. more »


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1993
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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

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Written by: EDDIE BARCLAY, EDDY MARNAY, MICHEL JEAN LEGRAND

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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