I Like The Sunrise

 

Written by:  Duke Ellington

With Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Arranged By:  Billy May

From the Album:  The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

Label:  Reprise Records

Recorded:  December 12, 1967

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I like the sunrise 'cause it brings a new day,

I like a new day, it brings new hope, they say.

I like the sunrise blazing in the new start,

Night time is weary, oh and so am I.

Every evening I wish upon a star

That my brand new bright tomorrow isn't very far.

When that heavy blue curtain of night is raised up high,

Out of sight, I like the sunrise, oh heavenly day,

I like the sunrise, I hope it lights for me

(Full musical interlude)

Every evening I wish upon a star

That my brand new bright tomorrow isn't very far.

When that heavy blue curtain of night is raised up high,

Way out of sight, I like the sunrise, so heavenly to see,

I like the sunrise, I hope it lights for me.

I hope it lights for me.