Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Ella's Birds I & II

I simply adore the music of Fitzgerald. How she scats and glides smoothly through her jazzy tunes.

Pure heaven.
I was listening to this song when I thought of drawing two turledoves. Methinks I ended up with two jazzy feathered friends.


Lullaby of Birdland
by Ella Fitzgerald
Lullaby of birdland, that's what
I always hear when you sigh.

Never in my woodland
could there be words to reveal
in a phrase how I feel.

Have you ever heard two turtle doves
bill and coo when they love.
That's the kind of magic
music we make with our lips
when we kiss.
And there's a weepy ol' willow
he really knows how to cry.
That's how I cry in my pillow
if you should tell me
farewell and goodbye.
Lullaby of Birdland whisper low
kiss me sweet & we'll go.

Fliyin' high in birdland
high in the sky up above
all because we're in love.


Anonymous said...

Hi Daniel, your artworks are really really good! :-)

SeƱor Enrique said...

Wow! Jazzy, indeed, Daniel. The top one is my favorite.

Ella was something else, but it was Sarah Vaughn for me.

palma tayona said...

@jervis : thank you. i enjoy reading your blog too. i can relate with your early relationship with manog Bud. but in my case, i started out with Lolo Cerveza Negra. :-)

palma tayona said...

@ senor: long time no check blogs. :-)

i have been pretty well absorbed with my ella cd's lately. ;-) hehehehe

Anonymous said...

interesting , nice drawings.

joal perocillo said...

wish i could draw too... keep it up!

Marcus: Bading Down Under said...

Just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY (and yes, it came in late - sorry!)

As usual, your entries are awesome and the art is exquisite. I'm so happy I found the link to your website (c/o McVie).

Anyway, take care, champ and keep up the awesome work!

palma tayona said...

thank you for the greeting marcus! :-)

palma tayona said...

@athos11 : like everything else, it takes practice to draw... :-)