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Lyrics:Johnny Mercer
Music:Hoagy Carmichael

The song was publishe 1941.

Mercer said that he struggled for a year after he got the music from
Carmichael before he could get the lyrics right.
Mercer recalled Carmichael initially called him several times about the lyric,
but had forgotten about it by the time Mercer finally wrote the lyrics.
The yearning expressed in the lyrics is Mercer's longing for Judy Garland,
with whom Mercer had an affair. This song is considered a jazz standard.

Skylark, have you anything to say to me?
Won't you tell me where my love can be?
Is there a meadow in the mist
Where someone's waiting to be kissed?

Oh skylark, have you seen a valley green with spring?
Where my heart can go a journeying
Over the shadows and the rain
To a blossom covered lane

And in your lonely flight
Haven't you heard the music in the night?
Wonderful music
Faint as a will-o'-the-wisp
Crazy as a loon
Sad as a gypsy serenading the moon

Oh skylark, I don't know if you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
So if you see them anywhere
Won't you lead me there
Oh skylark
Won't you lead me there?

Ella Fitzgerald(Skylark)
Ella Fitzgerald

Helen Forrest(Skylark)
Helen Forrest

Peggy Lee(Skylark)
Peggy Lee

Annie Ross(Skylark)
Annie Ross

Anita O'Day(Skylark) 
Anita O'Day

Ella Fitzgerald

Helen Forrest

Annie Ross

Anita O'Day & Gene Krupa

Aretha Franklin

Maxine Sullivan

K.D. Lang

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

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