Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

I Like the Sunrise

1947 Duke Ellington

I like the sunrise cos it brings a new day
I like the new day it brings new hope they say
I like the sunrise blazing in the new sky
Nighttime’s so weary and oh so am I

Every evening I wish upon a star
That my brand new tomorrow isn’t very far
When that heavy blue curtain on night
Is high in the sky way out of sight

I like the sunrise so heavenly to see
I like the sunrise and I hope it likes poor me

Favorite Recordings

Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington
Mel Torme
Nina Simone
Kurt Elling
Ella Fitzgerald
Duke Ellington with Al Hibbler