The song of the day for Saturday, July 3, 2021, is “Skylark.”
About This Song
“Skylark” was written in 1941 by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. Mercer is said to have worked on the lyrics for “Skylark” for a full year. It is also said that he wrote the lyrics to express his feelings for Judy Garland, with whom he had been involved. Whether true or not, the song and the lyrics are outstanding and it easily became a jazz and popular standard, with many fine recordings.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Skylark” with Ralph Sharon at the session for the 1961 album Tony Sings For Two. The song was omitted from the original LP, but was included on the 1995 CD release of the album.
“Skylark,” as well as Tony Sings For Two is available on Apple Music.