From the recording "Skylark" from CD: "Where Can I Go Without You?"
One can't help but wonder if the Indiana-born Carmichael conceived this tune after an earlly-morning stroll through a misty meadow of his native state.
"Skylark" is replete with complex musical changes that make this Jazz classic beloved by musicians and fans alike.
Claude Rhea's piano solo is reminiscent of the trilling of birds as he joins me in this interpretation of a classic favorite.
The complex chord changes in the vocal make it especially melodic to me, and Claude's arrangement added a few more to the mix that made it even more interesting to do.
I just love this song.
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?
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?
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?