Some Other Spring


Some other spring
I’ll try to love
Now I still cling
To faded blossoms
Fresh from worn
Left chrushed and torn
Like the love affair I mourn

Some other spring
When twilight falls
Will the night bring
Another to me?

Not your kind
But let me find
It’s not true that love is blind
Sunshine’s around me
But deep in my heart it’s cold as ice
Love, once you’ve found me
But can that story unfold twice?

Some other spring
Will my heart awake?
Stirring to sing
Love’s magic music
Then forget the old duet
Love in some other spring?

Song Notes

During this recording session the group starts with “Trav’lin’ Light”, and “I Must Have That Man” then onto Billie’s unparalleled version of “Some Other Spring”, one of personal favorites to sing. This is a song by Billie’s dependable songwriting partner Arthur Herzog, with lyrics by her friend Irene Kitchings, who was married to her longtime accompanist, pianist Teddy Wilson.

It’s all in the family as once again in New York, famed producer Norman Granz (and Lady’s biggest fan) gathers an ensemble including Tony Scott who does the arrangements, and other musicians she’d work with time and again. Oddly, there are no solo’s taken by the band at this session. It’s all about Billie today!

Session #75 New York 06/June/1956 Billie Holiday with Tony Scott & his Orchestra (Verve). Charlie Shavers (tp) Tony Scott (cl) Paul Quinichette (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Kenny Burrell (g)Aaron Bell (b)Lennie Mc Browne (d) Billie Holiday (v).

– & Wikipedia