The Song Is You
Cannonball Adderley Lyrics

I hear music when I look at you,
A beautiful theme of every
Dream I ever knew.
Down deep in my heart I hear it play.
I feel it start, then melt away.

I hear music when I touch your hand,
A beautiful melody
From some enchanted land.
Down deep in my heart, I hear it say,
Is this the day?

I alone have heard this lovely strain,
I alone have heard this glad refrain,
Must it be forever inside of me,
Why can't I let it go,
Why can't I let you know,
Why can't I let you know the song
My heart would sing?

That beautiful rhapsody
Of love and youth and spring,
The music is sweet,
The words are true
The song is you.

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Comments from YouTube:


I prefer Bird's version but this one is great too

Kenny James Woods



Early cannonball vibrato.

sam gilford

Associated Performer, Saxophone: Nat Adderley
Associated Performer, Trombone: J.J. Johnson
Associated Performer, Saxophone, Flute: Jerome Richardson
Associated Performer, Saxophone: Cecil Payne
Associated Performer, Piano: John Williams
Associated Performer, Double Bass: Paul Chambers
Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Quincy Jones
Associated Performer, Trombone: Jimmy Cleveland
Composer Lyricist: Jerome Kern
Author: Oscar Hammerstein II


N.B. Nat Adderley, Cannonball's brother, plays the trumpet, not the sax.

Desmond Callier


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