Blue Rondo a La Turk
Dave Brubeck Lyrics


Blue Rondo A La Turk (Round, Round, Round)

Round, round, round a melody
Round, round, round a harmony
Round, round, round a melody,
Harmony, melody-steadily

Round, round, round a melody
Round, round, round a memory
Round, round, round a melody,
Memory, melody, merrily.

There's a melody I used to play
Counterpoint every yesterday.
Swiftly up and down I hasten and
Chasten my fingers and heart to play.

Round, round, round a melody
Round, round, round a memory
Round, round, round a melody
Memory, harmony-steadily

Round, round, round a melody
Round, round, round a mystery
Round, round, round a melody,
Mystery, mirror of history.

Taking over all my reveries
Hearing passions in the melodies
Play it up and down so wearily
Stumbling, fumbling, tumbling.

Round, round, round a melody
Round, round, round a harmony
Round, round, round a melody
Harmony, melody, memory

Round, round town I follow you.
Round, round town I'm calling you.
Round, round town I hasten to do
All the chasing you want me to.

Open up an opportunity,
For I know that you will be
Truly happy and content with me.
Measure me, treasure me, pleasure me.

Open up an opportunity.
Open up an offer. You will be
Truly happy and content with me.
Measure me, treasure me, pleasure me.

Round, round, round a melody
Round, round, round a you and me.
Round, round, round a melody
You and me, melody and harmony.

Round, round, round a melody
Round, round, round a harmony
Round, round, round a melody,
Harmony, mystery-you and me.

Don't you see
That we were meant to be,
One and the same.
Melody, married to harmony,
One and the same.
Change the score
We will be ever more
One and the same.
Melody, married to harmony
One and the same.

Here it comes, our symphony,
Measure by measure.
A melody and harmony,
You and me in harmony.
You and me so happy
Were making it
Shaking the blues ain't bothering me.

Here it comes, our symphony,
Measure by measure,
A pleasure.
A melody and harmony,
You and me in harmony
You and me so happy
We found a new rondo,
To end the blue rondo today.

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DAVE BRUBECK

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Money Bags

@StopFear Interesting...I don't know much about Turkish culture so I wasn't aware that that was a problem with nationalism. Not all that surprising since nationalism is a problem in a lot of countries all over the world.

"and they even say this about Koreans, I shit you not" Well, I do remember learning in on of my linguistics classes in college there was that Korean was related to Turkish. (I'm guessing at the "proto" stages of the languages.) Being that I am not intimately knowledgeable of either of these languages, I can't compare the structure if the languages to see if there is a true connection. It's very intriguing, though!

I found this on a blog:
"A Korean friend told me before that Turkey and South Korea have good relations. He mentioned the fact that Turkey supported Korea during war times and vice versa. He also said:

Here’s one more similarity between Turkey and Korea: language. Turkish and Korean root from the same language. It has the same word order and even some of the same words. So you’ll also be able to easily learn Turkish like Korean!"

From the same blog:
"I have to say that I as well discovered similarities in grammar and structure between Turkish and Korean/Japanese. That’s because these languages are Altaic languages."

Cont'd:
"Turkey and Korea are called blood brothers (혈맹 hyŏlmeng), mainly because Turkey sent a lot of troops to Korea during the Korean War. But not only in recent times, during history Turkish and Korean people worked together to beat the enemy, a role almost always allotted to China. Traces were found of ancient Koreans (Korea was called Koguryŏ in that time) visiting Samarkland during the 7th Century. They wanted to strengthen bonds with the nomadic tribes in order to overthrow the Tang dynasty. Though they didn’t really succeed in that, the allies won some crucial battles. These nomadic tribes are the ancient Turks (돌궐 Dolkwŏl), who migrated to the Turkey of today."



All comments from YouTube:

Larry Gott

I was seventeen when this was released. It was fresh and new. I was pretty fresh and new then, myself. Now I'm old and slow, but I still get a charge from this album and especially Blue Rondo à la Turk. This stuff, unlike people, just never gets old.

colin whitney

this is just a splendid comment

Caedmon Leister

So fatcs!

Lauren Bennett

This is such a sweet comment

Ben Dover

@Kemal Per you're a troll, come on...

downerlane

Appreciate your insight

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Charles Pruett

My parents played the crap out of this when I was a little kid. Even now, decades later, I can hum practically every riff, every part! True jazz

Lourdes baby

Sounds like the perfectly cool and laidback childhood to me 👌🏼💚

Zach Greene

Saxophone is advanced humming

Jose Luis Molina Gonzalez

@Lee-Ann Lovelace The same story for me, I can remember all my chilhood listening to this with my father.

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