Don't Explain
Abbey Lincoln Lyrics


Hush now, don't explain
Just say you'll remain
I'm glad your back, don't explain

Quiet, don't explain
What is there to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don't explain

You know that I love you
And what endures
All my thoughts of you
For I'm so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don't matter
When you're with me, sweet

Hush now, don't explain
You're my joy and pain
My life's yours love
Don't explain

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Arthur Jr. Herzog, Billie Holiday

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Laurène Alban

Hush now, don't explain
Just say you'll remain
I'm glad your back, don't explain

Quiet, don't explain
What is there to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don't explain

You know that I love you
And what endures
All my thoughts of you
For I'm so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don't matter
When you're with me, sweet

Hush now, don't explain
You're my joy and pain
My life's yours love
Don't explain



All comments from YouTube:

Beryl Hart

The definitive version for me. I totally disagree with those who insist it comes from an opera and should be sung accordingly., Kurt Weill was obviously influenced by jazz and his song, here covered by five top jazz musos, shines as never before.

Jay Young

This is a pleasant surprise!  Lincoln hangs in there well with Holiday.

Laurène Alban

Hush now, don't explain
Just say you'll remain
I'm glad your back, don't explain

Quiet, don't explain
What is there to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don't explain

You know that I love you
And what endures
All my thoughts of you
For I'm so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don't matter
When you're with me, sweet

Hush now, don't explain
You're my joy and pain
My life's yours love
Don't explain

KremIsis

I confess I've been introduced to her music just today. I'ms so glad I was!

nmcil

Just want to add how great the musicians are on this one.

Wim D.

That's the best reaction a youtube poster can get! Let's keep spreading and discovering good taste, talent and quality !

djandersonny

Abbey’s homage to Billie – Don't Explain [Arthur Herzog, Jr. / Billie Holiday] Abbey Lincoln, voice; Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor; Wynton Kelly, bass; Max Roach, drums. [Yes, Wynton Kelly on bass, Paul Chambers lays out on this track.]

Fabio Moroni

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Lalù GR

Wonderful. Sublime.

Wim D.

if we're talking about Abbey Lincoln, you probably need her rendition of the standard "Afro-blue" (hers is the first recording with lyrics).

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