Monday, June 29, 2009

I Must Have Left My Heart - Molly Johnson

From the 2002 album titled ANOTHER DAY

Molly Johnson is a Canadian jazz singer and songwriter. The child of a white mother and a black father, Johnson's career started in the mid-1960s when she performed in musicals. She later made history at the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, becoming the first Canadian female vocalist in the festival's 17-year-history to sell out a show on the main stage. She has even regaled royalty during a private command performance aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia before the Prince and late Princess of Wales, as well as having performed for Nelson Mandela and Quincy Jones.

In late 2008, Johnson released her fourth full-length album, a record of standards titled “Lucky.” In March 2009 “Lucky” took home the Juno Award for "Vocal Jazz Album of the Year".

In 2007, Miss Johnson was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Marc Jordan / Steve MacKinnon (Canadian songwriting team)

Molly Johnson, vocals
Mike Downes, bass
Colleen Allen, alto sax
Andrew Craig, piano
Mark McLean, drums

Tonight was black and blue
This overcoat won't do
It's falling all apart
When I left you I must have left my heart

The walls are tumbling
My feet are stumbling
I'm all alone in the dark
When I left you I must have left my heart

Must I always be lonely?
With my dreams at your doorway
Just one more empty dog day

Shall I run to your door?
And stay forever more
I don't know where to start
When I left you I must have left my heart

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