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Bobby Darin

Berkley Square

  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Pop
  • Dance
  • Swing
song from
  • 1962
  • 1936
  • 1947
  • 1940
  • 1960

See also the 1979 film by Ralph Thomas, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” is a romantic British popular song with lyrics by Eric Maschwitz and music by Manning Sherwin and Jack Strachey. It was written in the (then) small French fishing village of Le Lavandou – now a favourite resort for British holidaymakers and second-home owners – shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War. According to Maschwitz, the title was ‘stolen’ from a story by Michael Arlen. The song had its first performance in the summer of 1939 in a local bar, where the melody was played on piano by Manning Sherwin with the help of the resident saxophonist. Maschwitz sang the words while holding a glass of wine, but nobody seemed impressed. In the spring... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ A nightingale sang in Berkley Square

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