WONDER OF YOU, THE (Ellington)
Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges / Don George / Reg Connelly
as rec by Kitty Kallen w Harry James & his Orch
Aug 7th 1945 New York
I've steered an ocean liner,
Played golf in Indo China,
I've flown a Stratoliner through the blue;
I've seen the clouds go under,
But nothin' like the wonder of you!
Ive hoola-ed in Hawaii,
Put out a forest fire,
I read each new Esquire through and through!
I've seen a pirate's plunder,
But nothing like the wonder of you!
The coronation of a queen;
Micket Mouse up on the screen.
I've whistled Otchi-Tchorniya,
Spent June in California,
But when I'm in your arms I find it true;
The world and all its wonders
Has nothing like the wonder of you!
(Contributed by Peter Akers - May 2009)