Speak Low
Billie Holiday Lyrics


Speak low when you speak, love
Our summer day withers away too soon, too soon
Speak low when you speak, love
Our moment is swift, like ships adrift, we're swept apart, too soon

Speak low, darling, speak low
Love is a spark, lost in the dark too soon, too soon
I feel wherever I go
That tomorrow is near, tomorrow is here and always too soon
Time is so old and love so brief
Love is pure gold and time a thief

We're late, darling, we're late
The curtain descends, everything ends too soon, too soon
I wait, darling, I wait
Will you speak low to me, speak love to me and soon

Time is so old and love so brief
Love is pure gold and time a thief

We're late, darling, we're late
The curtain descends, everything ends too soon, too soon
I wait, darling, I wait
Will you speak low to me, speak love to me and soon
Speak low

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: KURT WEILL, OGDEN NASH

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Michel Smith

Speak Low speaks to the ingenuity of Miss Holiday’s talent with its pulsating intro of the African drum that swiftly transitions, to the classical sound of the piano and its return to a rhythmic Latin and African drum melody. Billie’s Speak Low is exciting and energetic. It vibrates with a concise tight rhythmic diverse beat.

Daphne Hayes

This has been one of my fav songs for years now! I find billie holiday singing to an almost bossa beat so exciting, just bc it was a departure from her usual musical arrangements! And throwing in some traditional arranging made it even better! Billie's voice was so clear on this recording too!

hipsterdoofus1026

This and "You Better Go Now" are my favorite Billie Holiday recordings.

Ms Dragonfly

our summer's day withers away . . . too soon . . .too soon

GavinHalloran

In my opinion Ben Webster's weeping makes any song better, especially on one like this.

Musa Pse

Apaixonada por esse arranjo e essa voz! Thanks Billie!

Juarez José dos Santos

I bag your pardon! Lady Day! Lady Night! Tomorrows Never Knows!
Obrigado e parabéns pela postagem!

Marta Pereira

Melhor versão, melhor arranjo.... Billie rainha..

Adia Clark

One of my favorite songs. Ms. Holiday is truly amazing!

Cig Buttpic

One of her greatest songs. I'm going to learn it now.

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