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song of the night

Posted by dorian on August 1, 2009

Speak low

music by kurt weill Lyrics by ogden nash , 1943 from ‘one touch of venus’

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

judy garland version 1950s

martin suggs version (jazz) 2008

One Response to “song of the night”

  1. dorian said

    i love a good song lyric and this is one of my favorites. sweet n sappy and a tad dark with good cadence. well it helped that ogden nash was bona fide poet. just love those 1940s torch songs and movies. couldn’t find ella fitzgerald’s but the two up there did a pretty good job.


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