Note about this video, posted on YouTube, by Lauzon1999:

Billie Holiday (1915-1959) is considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. She had a very difficult life which greatly affected her music.

Jack Kerouac pictured this song in his book “on the road” as followings: “…I huddled in the cold, rainy wind and watched everything across the sad vineyards of October in the valley. My mind was filled with that great song… It’s not the words so much as the great harmonic tune and the way Billie sings it, like a woman stroking her man’s hair in soft lamp-light. The winds howled. I got cold…”

Lover Man (Billie Holiday)

I don’t know why but I’m feeling so sad
I long to try something I never had
Never had no kissin’
Oh, what I’ve been missin’
Lover man, oh, where can you be?

The night is cold and I’m so alone
I’d give my soul just to call you my own
Got a moon above me
But no one to love me
Lover man, oh, where can you be?

I’ve heard it said
That the thrill of romance
Can be like a heavenly dream

I go to bed with a prayer
That you’ll make love to me
Strange as it seems

Someday we’ll meet
And you’ll dry all my tears
Then whisper sweet
Little things in my ear
Hugging and a-kissing
Oh, what I’ve been missing
Lover man, oh, where can you be?

Added: December 11, 2006

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