Lullaby Of Birdland

Popular with singers, originally a radio jingle for the jazz club Birdland

Composed by George Shearing
Year 1952
Length 32 bars
Time 4/4
Style Swing
Common Key Bb


Chord chart for the jazz standard Lullaby Of Birdland


Oh, lullaby of birdland that's what I
Always hear, when you sigh
Never in my wordland could there be words to reveal
In a phrase how I feel

Have you ever heard two turtle doves
Bill and coo, when they love?
That's the kind of magic music we make with our lips
When we kiss

And there's a weepy old willow
He really knows how to cry
That's how I'd cry in my pillow
If you should tell me farewell and goodbye

Lullaby of birdland, whisper low
Kiss me sweet, and we'll go
Flying high in birdland, high in the sky up above
All because we're in love