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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label& Additional Information
952 Isle Of Capri Ray Noble and His Orchestra Will Grosz (aka: Hugh Williams Jimmy Kennedy `34 London August 30, 1934 OEA-816-2 HMV B-6519, HMV EA-1425, Victor 24771 Ray Noble directing Max Goldberg and Bill Shakespeare (trumpets); Lew Davis and Tony Thorpe (trombone); Freddy Gardner and Bob Wise (clarinets, alto and baritone saxophones); Reg. Pink (clarinet and tenor saxophone); Harry Berly (clarinet, tenor); Eric Siday, Jean Pougnet and probably Reginald Pursglove (violins); Harry Jacobson (piano); Ben Thomas (guitar); Tiny Winters (string bass); Bill Harty (drums); Al Bowlly (vocal). London, August 30, 1934. Last sessions before Al Bowlly, Ray Noble and Bill Harty went to the USA.

Isle Of Capri

Isle Of Capri

(Will Grosz (aka: Hugh Williams) / Jimmy Kennedy)

Ray Noble and His Orchestra

`twas on the Isle of Capri that I found her
Beneath the shade of an old walnut tree
Oh, I can still see the flowers blooming round her
Where we met on the Isle of Capri

She was as sweet as a rose at the dawning
But somehow fate hadn't meant her for me
And though I sailed with the tide in the morning
Still my heart's on the Isle of Capri

Summertime was nearly over
Blue Italian sky above
I said "Lady, I'm a rover,
Can you spare a sweet word of love?"

She whispered softly "It's best not to linger"
And then as I kissed her hand I could see
She wore a plain golden ring on her finger
'twas goodbye on the Isle of Capri