THIS IS HEAVEN TO ME
Ernest Schweikert / frank Reardon
as rec by Billie Holiday w The Gordon Jenkins Orch & Singers
March 8th 1950 Hollywood
When I hear them say there's better livin',
Let then go their way to that new livin',
I won't ever stray 'cause this is heaven to me!
Long as freedom grows, (long as freedom grows)
I'll wanna seek it;
If it's yes or no, (if it's yes or no)
It's me who'll speak it,
'Cause the Lord, he knows that this is heaven to me!
If you've got your hands and got your feet
To plough your land and cut your wheat,
You raise your head when night is done,
Shout your thanks up to the sun.
So when I hear them say there's better livin',
let them go thir way in that new livin';
I won't ever stray 'cause this is heaven to me,
'Cause this is heaven to me!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - July 2010)