lovely lyrics: a flower is a lovesome thing

A flower is a lovesome thing
A luscious living lovesome thing
A daffodil, a rose, no matter where it grows
Is such a lovely lovesome thing

A flower is the heart of spring
That makes the rolling hillsides sing
The gentle winds that blow
Blow gently for they know
A flower is a lovesome thing

Playing in the breeze
Swaying with the trees
In the silent night
Or in the morning light
Such a miracle

Azaleas drinking pale moonbeams
Gardenias floating through daydreams
Wherever they may grow
No matter where you go
A flower is a lovesome thing

– lyrics by Billy Strayhorn, 1941


  1. […] since I posted the lyrics to Billy Strayhorn’s A Flower is a Lovesome Thing last week I haven’t been able to get it out of my brain. Then, while driving somewhere, Nancy […]

  2. Karen Oxorn September 13, 2016

    Thanks Renée. I am doing an Ellington (and Strayhorn) show and will try this tune out.


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