Everything Happens To Me
Charlie Parker Lyrics

Black cats creep across my path
Until I'm almost mad
I must have 'roused the devil's wrath
Cause all my luck is bad
I make a date for golf and you can bet your life it rains
I try to give a party and the guy upstairs complains
I guess I'll go through life
Just catchin' colds and missin' trains

Everything happens to me
I never miss a thing
I've had the measles and the mumps
And every time I play an ace
My partner always trumps
Guess I'm just a fool who never looks before he jumps

Everything happens to me
At first my heart thought you could break this jinx for me
That love would turn the trick to end despair
But know I just can't fool this head that thinks for me
I've mortgaged all my castles in the air
I've telegraphed and phoned
I send an "Airmail Special" too
Your answer was "Goodbye"
And there was even postage due
I fell in love just once
And then it had to be with you

Everything happens to me


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Jef Olson

Crying like a baby! Ive heard this hundreds of times but am clubbed senseless with the full impact that the BIRD WITH STRINGS recordings are ONE OF THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF MAN. A man, mankind. Bird plays lots of notes- not a single one can be removed or added. It just hit me, tears of joy . The average person doesnt know about it....and IT'S RIGHT HERE! ....
" him that hath ears to hear- LET HIM HEAR"!

Jef Olson

One of the all time great albums in the history of music. Bird almost forms words with his horn. Every phrase, every NOTE is perfectly placed and shaped in keeping with the lyrics. Never occurs to many players. Bird never shows virtuosty at the expense of the song .(on THIS album.- cant be said of the bee-bop stuff but even then the original wasnt totally lost. Might require a musicologist to find it.

Neil Raouf

my three weeks old son is listening to that!
i don't care if he will be a musician but i am sure that this music makes you a better human being!

Abraham Palmer

Great man you get my respect 100%

John Fernandes - jfmax2000

Awesome Bruh :) (y) (y) ( I Used to Play All This Stuff For My Lil Ones To :) )


My 25 y/o son is now a successful scientist being wombed on this.

Neil Raouf

Great collection of music your kids enjoy during growing up :-)

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Such a warm & melodious tone. A side of Bird all too seldom heard or played...or appreciated. Thx for the share!

Michael Ng

love parker's tone in all of these. was less edgy, more round i think - more suited to this timbre

Jacob Walt

This is so beautiful and peaceful

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