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Ill Wind
Composer
Ted Koehler
Lyricist
Harold Arlen
Published
1955
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Release
1955
Recording
March 4, 1955
Royalties
Audio
In the Wee Small Hours - Ill Wind
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"Ill Wind" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours.

History Edit

Harold Arlen wrote "Ill Wind" alongside his songwriting companion Ted Koehler in 1934. The show was written for their last performance for the Cotton Club Parade. The song's actual melody came to Arlen during a time visiting his friend Anya Taranda, a model who later became married to Harold Arlen.[1]

Releases Edit

Studio recordings
Reissues

Lyrics Edit

Blow ill wind,
blow away,
let me rest today.
You're blowin' me no good,
no good.
Go ill wind,
go away,
skies are oh so gray
Around my neighborhood,
and that ain't good
You're only misleadin' the sunshine I'm needin',
ain't that a shame
It's so hard to keep up with troubles that creep up
From out of nowhere,
when love's to blame.
So ill wind, blow away.
let me rest today.
You're blowin' me no good.
<musical interlude>
So, ill wind, blow away,
please let me rest today.
You're blowing me no good, no good, no good.

Other artists Edit

References Edit

  1. Liner notes, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook

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