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Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Blossom Fell

By Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius & Dominic John
1954


Nat King Cole introduced this song, and it will forever be associated with him. Cole's recording was made in December 1954, and lasted for 20 weeks on Billboard charts, peaking at #2--and at the very moment when rock n' roll was first bursting on to the pop scene. This beautiful waltz can also be heard in Terrence Malick's 1963 film Badlands.

Lyrics:

A blossom fell
From off a tree.
It settled softly on the lips you turned to me.
The gypsies say,
And I know why,
A falling blossom only touches lips that lie.

A blossom fell,
And very soon,
I saw you kissing someone new beneath the moon.
I thought you loved me,
You said you loved me.
We planned together to dream forever.

The dream has ended,
For true love died
The night a blossom fell and touched two lips that lied

Recorded By:

Diana Krall
Jerry Vale
Ronnie Hilton
Dickie Valentine
Arlene Murray

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