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The Very Thought of You

[Ray Noble]

This 1930’s hit by Ray Noble and Al Bowlly is the title song of Norma Waterson’s second solo album The Very Thought of You. She was accompanied by Danny Thompson, double bass, Richard Thompson, electric guitar, Teddy Borrowiecki, piano and accordion, and Joel Pescin, tenor saxophone.


The very thought of you
And I forget to do
All of those ordinary things
That everyone ought to do.
I’m living in a kind of daydream
I’m happy as a king
And foolish though it may seem,
To me, that’s everything.

The mere idea of you,
The longing here for you,
You’ll never know how slow the moments go
Till I’m near to you.
I see your face in every flower
Your eyes in stars above
It’s just the thought of you
The very thought of you, my love.

(© Lee Feist Inc / EMI United Partnership Ltd (PRS)