prelude to a kiss lyrics – duke ellington & his orchestra

if you hear a song in blue
like a flower crying for dew
that was my heart serenading you
my prelude to a kiss

if you hear a song that grows
from my tender sentimental woes
that was my heart trying to compose
a prelude to a kiss

though it’s just a simple melody
with nothing fancy, nothing much
you could turn it to a symphony
a schubert tune with a gershwin touch

oh, how my love song gently cries
for the tenderness within your eyes
my love is a prelude that never dies
a prelude to a kiss

if you hear a song in blue
like a flower crying for dew
that was my heart serenading you
my prelude to a kiss

if you hear a song that grows
from my tender sentimental woes
that was my heart trying to compose
a prelude to a kiss

though it’s just a simple melody
with nothing fancy, nothing much
you could turn it to a symphony
a schubert tune with a gershwin touch

oh, how my love song gently cries
for the tenderness within your eyes
my love is a prelude that never dies
a prelude to a kiss

/ duke ellington his orchestra lyrics