Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
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"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" is a popular jazz song with lyrics and music by Cole Porter. Part of the Great American Songbook, it was published by Chappell & Company and introduced by Nan Wynn in 1944 in Billy Rose's musical revue Seven Lively Arts. The song has since become a jazz standard after gaining popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Many artists have replaced the apostrophe in "ev'ry" with an "e".
|"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"|
|Published||1944 by Chappell & Company|
The lyrics celebrate how happy the singer is in the company of the beloved, but suffering equally whenever the two separate. Describing it by analogy as a musical "change from major to minor", Porter begins with an A♭ major chord and ends with an A♭ minor one, matching the mood of the music to the words.
|Ray Charles & Betty Carter||Ray Charles and Betty Carter||1961|||
|John Coltrane||My Favorite Things||1961|||
|Ella Fitzgerald||Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book||1956|||
|Simply Red||Men and Women||1987|||
|Diana Krall||Quiet Nights||2009|||
|Teddy Wilson with Maxine Sullivan||1945|||
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