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Bye, Bye, Blackbird

Lyrics:Mort Dixon
Music:Ray Henderson

The song was publishe 1926.

It is considered a popular standard
and was first recorded by Gene Austin in 1926.

There is much speculation about the meaning of the song.
At least two commentators (using the same source)
attribute the song to a prostitute's leaving the business
and going home to her mother.
As such, it is the opposite of "House of the Rising Sun,"
where the prostitute returns to the business.
The reason for the song's apparent ambiguity is that the opening verse
and the verses about the bluebird are rarely sung.

Pack up all my care and woe
Here I go, singin' low
Bye bye blackbird

Where somebody waits for me
Sugar's sweet, so is she
Bye bye blackbird

No one here can love or understand me
Oh what hard luck stories they all hand me

Make my bed and light the light
I'll arrive late tonight
Blackbird, bye bye

Peggy Lee(Bye, Bye, Blackbird) 
Peggy Lee

Nina Simone(Bye, Bye, Blackbird)
Nina Simone

The McGuire Sisters(Bye, Bye, Blackbird)
The McGuire Sisters

Carmen McRae(Bye, Bye, Blackbird)
Carmen McRae

  Gene Austin(Bye, Bye, Blackbird)
Gene Austin

Peggy Lee

Nina Simone

The McGirue Sisters

Carmen McRae

Gene Austin

Julie London

Helen Merrill

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "

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