Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Born To Be Blue

1946 by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells.

Some folks were meant to live in clover
But they are such a chosen few
And clovers being green
Is something I’ve never seen
‘Cause I was born to be blue
When there’s a yellow moon above me
They say there’s moonbeams I should view
But moonbeams being gold
Are something I can’t behold
‘Cause I was born to be blue
When I met you
The world was bright and sunny
When you left the courtain fell
I’d like to laugh
But there’s nothing strikes me funny
Now my world’s a faded pastel
Well, I guess I’m luckier than some folks
I’ve known the thrill of loving you
And that alone is more
Than I was created for
‘Cause I was born to be blue

Favorite Recordings

Chet Baker
George Shearing and Nancy Wilson
Mel Torme
Wes Montgomery
Ella Fitzgerald
Freddie Hubbard
Ray Charles
Steve Miller