No Orchids for My Lady

by The Ink Spots

The Ink Spots were a vocal group in the 1930s and 1940s that helped define the musical genre that led to rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and the subgenre doo-wop. They and the Mills Brothers, another black vocal group of the same period, gained much acceptance in both the white community and bl…




No orchids for my lady
No sparkle in the wine
For other lips have told my lady
To pass beside this love of mine
So there's no rapture in our meeting
No kisses when we part
The orchids I gave my lovely lady
Were clutched on someone else's heart

Written by: ALAN STRANKS, LORI SINGER, JACK STRACHEY

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