Day In - Day Out

by Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe, "[i]n the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or o…




Day in, day out
That same old voodoo follows me about
That same old pounding in my heart, whenever I think of you
And, baby, I think of you
Day in and day out
Day out, day in

I needn't tell you how my days begin
When I awake I get up with a tingle
One possibility in view
That possibility of maybe seeing you
Come rain, come shine

I meet you and to me the day is fine
Then I kiss your lips, and the pounding becomes
An ocean's roar, a thousand drums
Can't you see it's love? Can there be any doubt?
When there it is day in, day out

Written by: Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom

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