SWINGIN' SHEPHERD BLUES
Moe Koffman (m) Kenny Jacobson (l) Rhoda Roberts (l) 1958
as rec by Ella Fotzgerald w Paul weston & his Orch
March 19th 1958 Hollywood
Along a mountain pass
There is a patch of grass
Where the swingin' shepherd plays his tune'
His sheep never stray,
Dancing all day,
Till they see the pale and yellow moon;
And then he leads his flock
and homeward they all rock
To the tune of the swingin' shepherd blues.
Wail on shepherd,
Play those haunting trills,
Come home sheopherd,
Let it ech through the hills!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - December 2010)