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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label& Additional Information
80 Sometimes Van Phillips ahb Fred Elizalde / Seeley w/m `28 London November 12, 1928 A-8089-1 Col 5209 Van Phillips (clarinet, alto sax, director); 2t/tb/; Joe Crossman (clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax); vn/p/bj-g/bb-sb/d/; Al Bowlly (vocals). November 12/13, 1928.

Sweet Ukulele Maid


(Fred Elizalde / Seeley) 1928

Van Phillips and His Band

If you'd only steal away for a day, sometimes
There I'd find a shady sheet where to meet you
There we'd sit beneath the trees
Hear the humming of the bees
I could kiss you sometimes
And you could kiss me when you please
If you choose a summer day, come away sometimes
There I'd find a paradise to entice you
Going home at eventide
Arm in arm and side by side
If you'd only spend a day my way, sometimes.

“Sometimes” was Van Phillips' first recording for Columbia. It was written by Fred Elizalde, who at the time was also playing at The Savoy with his band that featured Al Bowlly. Van Phillips borrowed Al for this record.