Song of the Day #3,530: ‘Four’ – Al Jarreau & George Benson

Our fourth numbered song comes from Givin’ It Up,the 2006 collaboration between jazz artists Al Jarreau and George Benson.

The album featured appearances by Jill Scott and Paul McCartney, among others, and songs by Billie Holiday, John Legend, Daryl Hall and Sam Cooke, in addition to Jarreau’s own compositions. It won two Grammys, one for a Benson instrumental performance and one for the vocal performance by the duo and Jill Scott.

Most important for my purposes, it featured a song titled ‘Four,’ written by Miles Davis and Jon Hendricks and presented here for your enjoyment.

Of the wonderful things that you get out of life there are four
And they may not be many but nobody needs any more
Of the many facts making the list of life
Truth takes the lead
And to relax knowing the gist of life
it’s truth you need

Then the second is honor and happiness makes number three
When you put them together you know what the last one must be
Baby so that’s truth, honor and happiness
and one thing more
meaning only wonderful, wonderful love that’ll make it four

Of the wonderful things that you get out of life there are four
And they may not be many but nobody needs any more
Of the many facts making the list of life
Truth takes the lead
And to relax knowing the gist of life
it’s truth you need

Then the second is honor and happiness makes number three
When you put them together you know what the last one must be
Baby so that’s truth, honor and happiness
and one thing more
meaning only wonderful, wonderful love that’ll make it four

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,530: ‘Four’ – Al Jarreau & George Benson

  1. Peg Clifton says:

    Trump needs to listen to this song 😩

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    I don’t listen to this type of music often enough. Seems like this would be a really good album.

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