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LINGER AWHILE (Music: Vincent Rose / Lyrics: Harry Owens) Paul Whiteman & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1923 Bennie Krueger & His Orch. - 1923 Bailey's Lucky Seven - 1923 Sam Lanin & His Band - 1923 Fletcher Henderson & His Orch. - 1923 Vincent Lopez & His Hotel Pennsylvania Orch. - 1923 Lewis James & Marcia Freer - 1924 Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orch. - 1935 Jimmie Lunceford & His Orch. - 1937 Duke Ellington & His Orch. - 1940 Big Sid Catlett's Band with Ben Webster - 1944 Earl Bostic (Instr.) - 1952 Sarah Vaughan - 1957 Billy Butterfield & His Orch. - 1957 Vic Damone - 1962 Les Baxter, His Orch. & Chorus - 1962 Jimmy Rushing - 1971 David Ball - 2001 Also recorded by: Russ Morgan; Earl Hines; Gene Krupa; Lino Patruno; George Lewis; Dave McKenna; Paul Weston; Budd Johnson; Johnny Wiggs; Lawrence Welk; Ruby Braff; Wild Bill Davis; Richie Kamuca.............and others. The time is coming soon to say goodbye A time of sadness it will be But, honey, listen to my parting sigh And linger on awhile with me The stars above you, yet linger awhile They whisper I love you,oh linger awhile And when you have gone away Every hour seems like a day I've something to tell you Oh linger awhile The stars above you, yet linger awhile They whisper I love you, oh linger awhile And when you have gone away Every hour seems ++++++++++ As rec by Sarah Vaughan, Feb 14th 1957, New York w Jimmy Jones (piano), Richard Davis (bass) & Roy Haynes (drums) Stars shine above you, Linger awhile! Whisper "I love you!", Linger awhile! When you have gone away, Each hour seems like a day! I've something to tell you, So linger awhile! Good stars shine above you, Linger awhile! Whisper "I love you!", Linger awhile! When you have gone away, Each hour seems like a day! I've something to tell you, Linger, Linger, Linger awhile! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - July 2011)

    


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