Sarah Vaughan – Misty (Live from Sweden) Mercury Records 1964

“Misty” is a jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Erroll Garner. Originally composed as an instrumental following the traditional 32-bar format, the tune later had lyrics by Johnny Burke and became the signature song of Johnny Mathis.

Sarah’s accompanied by Kirk Stuart (piano), Charles “Buster” Williams (bass), and Georges Hughes (drums). Recorded in Sweden, 1964. (Mercury Records)

Look at me, I’m as helpless as a kitten up a tree Feel like I’m clinging to a cloud I can’t understand, I get misty just holding your hand.

Walk my way, And a thousand violins begin to play Might be the sound of your hello That music I hear, I get misty the moment you’re near

And you can see that you’re leading me on And it’s just, and it’s just what I want you to do Don’t you notice how hopelessly I’m lost That’s why I’m following you.

On my own, Would I wander through this wonderland alone Never knowing my right foot from my left, My hat from my glove, I’m too misty, and too much in love.

And you can see that you’re leading me on And it’s just, and it’s just what I want you to do Don’t you notice how hopelessly I’m lost That’s why I’m following you.

On my own, Would I wander through this wonderland alone Never knowing my right foot from my left, My hat from my glove, I’m too misty, and too much in love I get too misty, and too much in love