Song Lyric Sunday: Adieux – ‘Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye’

Hellos and goodbyes are the themes of Song Lyric Sunday this week. Apart from The Beatles and their covering of both bases, I immediately thought of this Cole Porter classic.

Ev’ry time we say goodbye
I die a little
Ev’ry time we say goodbye
I wonder why a little

Why the Gods above me
Who must be in the know
Think so little of me
They allow you to go

When you’re near
There’s such an air of spring about it
I can hear a lark somewhere
Begin to sing about it

There’s no love song finer
But how strange the change
From major to minor
Ev’ry time we say goodbye

When you’re near
There’s such an air of spring about it
I can hear a lark somewhere
Begin to sing about it

There’s no love song finer
But how strange the change
From major to minor
Ev’ry time we say goodbye

Written by Cole Porter

…and why anyone should even think about covering this after Ella Fitzgerald has performed it so perfectly is entirely beyond me – as I have written before.

Song Lyric Sunday 25 April 2021

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