Speak Low
John Coltrane 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, ev'rything ends
Too soon, too soon,
I wait darling, I wait
Will you speak low to me,
Speak love to me and soon.

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James Richardson

In my humble opinion, this is Coltrane's most Lyrical and Gorgeous solo in the 1950's!! The whole album is definitely a must have Classic!!

Moyses Serfaty

Divino Coltrane e sexteto !! Uma de minhas músicas prediletas !! Amei !


え?コルトレーンが大好きな「Speak Low」を奏でている!このアルバム知らないし!アップロードしてくれてありがとう!

Ran Blake



コルトレーンさんのspeak lowとか自分得すぎます。


All stars!!

Torrid Luna

There's not much left of the "speak low" advice in Coltrane's version. But Kurt Weill (or his Muse, Lotte Lenya) sing it about the same.

stephen stewart

A true classic jem.

Adrian Braga

ts- John Coltrane
tp- Donald Byrd
tb- Curtis Fuller
p- Sonny Clark
b- Paul Chambers
d- Art Taylor

Dave Kana

Some of those guys made it on to Blue Train LP!

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