In The Still Of The Night
Charlie Parker Lyrics

In the still of the night
As I gaze out of my window
At the moon in it's flight
My thoughts all stray, stray to you

In the still of the night
While the world lies in slumber
Oh the times without number
When I say to you
Do you love me
Just like I love you
Are you my life to be
That dream come true
Or will this dream of mine
Will it fade way out of sight

Just like that moon growing dim
Way out on the rim of the hill
In the still of the night

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Written by: Cole Porter

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The way Bird storms in on his solo is just incredible!One of my long-time favourite Parker solos...


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@DeadliftArnie this ranks almost at the top of my all-time list. Second only to John Coltrane's short, expressive solo on Stella By Starlight recorded with Miles' Quintet.


This is probably my all time favorite jazz solo. I first heard it in around 1960 and never forgot that sound. Brilliant.


Listen for Parker's riff of "Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush" 😊 near the end. I purchased the 78 rpm disc as a teenager in the mid 1950s. I am still in awe of Bird's improvisational genius!

Compassion Please

IMO this recording is the single best saxophone improvisation on a standard. Bird even throws in a little “Pop Goes the Weasel.”

Scott Douglas Laxier

This song floors me every time. A simpler, wonderful time.

John Holloway

bird takes you to the most unexpected,pleasant places. that you never knew you wanted to visit, or even existed go bird go

John Holloway

bird takes a standard and turns it on it head . pure creation. man it flowed so effort lesslee bird is the man


I'm glad you like this. When I get to this disc in the Complete box, this song with the breakdowns getting to what was released is just painful. Mitch Miller is working hard to frame and shine up something that doesn't need the packaging.

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