Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes


1934 (In My Solitude)
music Duke Ellington
lyrics Eddie DeLange and Irving Mill
Ellington’s recording in September 1935 reached No. 2 on the charts

In my solitude you haunt me
With reveries of days gone by
In my solitude you taunt me
With memories that never die
I sit in my chair
I’m filled with despair
There’s no one could be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad
In my solitude
I’m praying
Dear Lord above
Send back my love

Favorite Recordings

Duke Ellington
Billie Holiday
John Pizzarelli
Louis Armstrong with Duke Ellington