Stars Classic

Sociable

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Afro Blue - Mongo Santamaría and His Afro Cuban Drum Beaters/with Dizzy Gillespie/Cal Tjader/John Coltrane/Abbey Lincoln/The Derek Trucks Band/Dee Dee Bridgewater/Shigeharu Mukai/Dianne Reeves/Momo Wandel Soumah/Oscar Brown Jr.

Afro Blue
Dream of a land my soul is from
I hear a hand stroke on a drum
Shades of delight, cocoa hue, 
Rich as the night, Afro blue

Elegant boy, beautiful girl
Dancing for joy, elegant whirl
Shades of delight, cocoa hue, 
Rich as the night, Afro blue

Two young lovers are face to face with undulating grace
They gently sway, then slip away to some secluded place
Shades of delight, cocoa hue, 
Rich as the night, Afro blue

Whispering trees echo their sighs
Passionate pleas, tender replies
Shades of delight, cocoa hue, 
Rich as the night, Afro blue

Lovers in flight, upward they glide
Burst at the height, slowly subside
Shades of delight, cocoa hue, 
Rich as the night, Afro blue

And my slumbering fantasy assumes reality
Until it seems it's not a dream, the two are you and me
Shades of delight, cocoa hue, 
Rich as the night, Afro blue

1 comment:

Annick MLR said...

and Lizz Wright !