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Baltimore Oriole
Sheila Jordan Lyrics


Baltimore Oriole
Took one look at that mercury, forty below
No life for a lady
To be draggin' her feathers around in the snow
Leaving me blue, off she flew
To the Tangipaho - down in Louisiana
Where a two - timin' Jaybird
Met the divine Miss O

I'd like to ruffle his plumage
That Baltimore Oriole
Messed around with that big guy
Till he singed her wings
Forgivin' is easy - it's a woman like, now and then
Could happen to thing
Send her back home
Home ain't home without her warbling
How she can sing
Make a lonely man happy, Baltimore Oriole
Come down from that bough
Fly to your daddy now

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MROSEN62

Symphony Sid used to play this on in NYC when it first came out. I haven't heard it in decades! Thanks for posting.

Ron J

there are many iconic versions of this but this version is my favorite. She really draws into the song with those sweet vowels.

David Vernon

Baltimore Oriole
Took one look at that mercury, forty below
No life for a lady
To be draggin' her feathers around in the snow
Leaving me blue, off she flew
To the Tangipaho, down in Louisiana
Where a two, timin' Jaybird
Met the divine Miss O
I'd like to ruffle his plumage
That Baltimore Oriole
Messed around with that big guy
Till he singed her wings
Forgivin' is easy, it's a woman like, now and then
Could happen to thing
Send her back home
Home ain't home without her warbling
How she can sing
Make a lonely man happy, Baltimore Oriole
Come down from that bough
Fly to your daddy now.

darlene davis

I saw her at the 34th Detroit's Jazz Festival performing last night. Awesome performer.

jazzyblue2

...absolutely amazing...5 stars!..thanx...Peg@

virginia wells

love it!

Dwight James

😊

Ricardo da Mata

Very original!

Peter Fruechtenicht

Musik von zeitloser Schönheit

Ella Lewins

She is really good

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