Gerry Mulligan, Benny Carter Jeru cover

by Gerry Mulligan & Benny Carter

Jeru Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Why don't you come over 'bout a quarter to nine
Bring all of your fam'ly and I will bring mine
If I should bring my brothers, and you bring the others
Then I can sing a song like Jeru, just for you
Verse 2
Just for all the lovely people that you see in the road
We'll sing them a song in Jeruvian mode
If I can have a pref'rence, I'll even make ref'rence
To why you write a song like Jeru, just for you
Verse 3
Then if you'd be kind enough to tell me why you
write these extended bridges
can it be romance that always
haunts me in my reverie?
Verse 4
So why not come on over 'bout a quarter to eight
If you can come early I'll never be late
And now you're all invited, I hope you're delighted
To sing a little song like Jeru, just for you
just for me too
Verse 5
Gather around, tale to be told
Maybe it's new, maybe it's old, listen my friend
Verse 6
Blowin' away, doin' alright
Plain' all day, workin' all night, listen again
Verse 7
Movin' along, coverin' ground
Singin' the song, lovin' the sound, listen and then
Verse 8
blow together birds of a feather
Out playin' the blues and "I Got Rhythm"
All at once a moment came without a warning
Got so hot we had to cool it
Verse 9
Go for glory, tell you the story
Out payin' our dues until we found we were
assisting at an unexpected borning
'twas the birth of the Cool
Verse 10
So now I can tell you why I'm always
Trying to tell you, listen, come with me,
New York, and we're together in my reverie
Verse 11
So why don't you come over 'bout a quarter to two
Forget all the others, just me and just you
And while we're versifying
We'd better start trying
To write another song just for me
Just for you, one more Jeru

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