Dinah Washington - Teach Me Tonight Lyrics




Did you say I've got a lot to learn?
Well, don't think, I'm tryin' not to learn
Since this is the perfect spot to learn
Oh, teach me tonight
Let's start with the A B C of it
Roll right down to the X Y Z of it
Help me solve the mystery of it
Teach me tonight
The sky's a black board
High above you
If a shooting star goes by
I'll use that star to write I love you
A thousand times across the sky

One thing isn't very clear, my love
Should the teacher stand so near, my love?
Graduation's almost here, my love
Come on and teach me tonight
I'll use that star to write I love you
A thousand times across the sky
One thing isn't very clear, my love
Should the teacher stand so near, my love?
Graduation's almost here, my love
Teach me, please, teach me tonight





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  1. Kirby Kelley

    The greatest

  2. bazthehandyman

    Awesome voice.

  3. NanTheGoldChild

    Sounds like no one I’ve ever heard! Distinctive

  4. Gerwyn Evans

    Amy Winehouse's "teacher."

  5. gerard rimmer

    Singers like Dinah do not come along to often what a talent, l could listen to her sing all day and night even now at my age she sends tingles through my heart💕

  6. Carl A

    Let's get to the X, Y Z of it. At your beck and call my love. That is the shape of a woman.

  7. Prince Dreveon

    mary j blige playing her in aretha franklin movie

  8. Jean Buckle

    Where have all the great ones gone ?

  9. DARRYL B

    The absolute best that ever did it💖🙏🏾💖👍

  10. Judy Mahon

    My parents had this album and at 13 years old I knew it was one of the sexiest songs I will ever learn. Thank you for the memories.

  11. Tanya Peterson

    OH YES RIP TO A LEGEND DINAH WASHINGTON!

  12. Bir Azerbaycanli

    🥺🥺🥺❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. De Racks

    Teach us Dinah!

  14. wordgrrl71

    Formidable, but I still prefer Amy Winehouse's version!

  15. suzy schwarz

    Loved her in my youth , no vulgarity there

  16. purkabe12

    Dinah's voice is just the best, is it just me or is she very underrated

  17. NardellaDellova

    great, great, great

  18. Tony Hancock

    Bloomin marvellous

  19. Roland Deschain

    I've said it once and twice, and I'll say it once more. The Romans, Greeks and Sumerians would have ALL been so fucking jealous of us! USA USA USA!

  20. Thomas Lombardo

    Perfect diction, precise phrasing and delivery. She has always been my all-time favorite female singer. What a voice ! 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

  21. De Racks

    Simply the best!

  22. Angel Morales

    AN ERA SO BEAUTIFUL MUSIC HAS Lost its flavor like this This style of music cannot be replaced It should be played once again on the radios

  23. Steve B

    I want to learn ASAP Dinah

  24. Tanya Peterson

    rip sang dinah washington just simply beautiful even in 2019! now this is old way way back in the day!

  25. Barbara Richmond

    Listened to Jo Stafford, Phoebe Snow and Etta James sing this song; but,, Dinah does it best. Sarah Vaughan is too jazzy for me.

  26. tin pan alley 1619 Broadway

    What a song .what a singer. Amazing.

  27. Frederick Hill

    Thanks everyone for all of the nice things that you have said about my Grandmother again thank you and God Bless you all

    Frederick Hill

    We all love you mother

    Michael Davis

    Loved your grandmother's performances. I would to see a movie about her career!!

    Jean Buckle

    My grandmother sang to us everyday. Singers are the givers of joy. What a treasure this song is.

  28. acajudi100

    I use to go to her shows. Excellent. R.I.P. Dinah.

  29. Orfeo Baldomar

    Did you say that I've got a lot to learn?
    Well, don't think I'm trying not to learn
    Since this is the perfect spot to learn
    Ooh, teach me tonight
    Let's start with the A-B-C of it
    Getting right down to the X-Y-Z of it
    Help me solve the mystery of it
    Teach me tonight
    The sky's a blackboard high above you
    If a shooting star goes by
    I'll use that star to write, I love you
    A thousand times across the sky
    One thing isn't very clear, my love
    Should the teachers stand so near, my love
    Graduation's almost here, my love
    Come on and teach me tonight
    I'll use that star to write, I love you
    A thousand times across the sky
    One thing isn't very clear, my love
    Should the teachers stand so near, my love
    Graduation's almost here, my love
    Teach me, please teach me tonight

  30. Derrick Langford

    Luv her, luv her, love her 😄

  31. Ellis James

    Compare Beyonce to Dinah. No comparison. Dinah is light years ahead.

    Debra Thompson

    Ellis James apples and oranges...I am a jazz, big band fan...all nite long. Love Miss Dinah and that time of real, real orchestras and music. Beyonce, I will respect for her pop, sometimes R&B groove. Pay to see either of them in a heartbeat.

  32. Sherry Hill

    one of my favirite dinah songs...a simpler time

  33. Beverley Ann Bailey

    This music is so under rated . So Sad ...Pure and true . To the Bone !

  34. Angelina M. Alfano

    What a set of Chops!Oh Dinah!!

  35. negra lopez

    perfection

  36. Ted Fontenot

    This is great, but see Jo Stafford's version. That's perfect singing.

    Caz Gerald

    Many good versions of this soung. Check out Janet Brace's recording or the version by Nancy Wilson. The one by Sammy Davis Jr. & Count Basie swings, and Stevie Wonder & Levi Stubbs (Four Tops) is pure Motown.

  37. Drawn

    Somewhat diff song than the one by Patti LaBelle...

  38. Thomas Leary

    So So SMOOTH. And don't underestimate the contribution of Harold Mooney's orchestra.

  39. puppiesinspace

    Winehouse’s version has more swag, but this is the version that inspired her. RIP both Dinah and Amy.

  40. Byba

    Mon amour pour le blues et le jazz a commencé avec elle. Thanks Lady💖

  41. Robert Lowe

    Smashing Jazzy Number !!
    Love it !!

  42. last time

    Did you say I've got a lot to learn

  43. Andrew Farris

    when this talent gets picked up by a dedicated producer magic its here

  44. Tamara Garcia

    Any comment on Bitter Earth from Dinah Washington. Nothing Better!!!!!!

  45. liviusss

    What a lady, what a talent! Hearing her heavenly voice almost makes me cry...

  46. gfm1377

    prefer this to television, Dinah is fantastic

  47. Thomas Georgantas

    Amazing Recording!

  48. Carolyn White

    My sister, Mabel and I are enjoying this wonderful music as we honor our mother and remember our father!

  49. Kevin Dorival

    What a VOICE!! Legendary singer!! #DinahWashington is the greatest!! Can someone sing like her or #NancyWilson for my event?! #GoldenLovePanel 👑❤️ “7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire”  
    http://www.7queens7kings.com

  50. roek von richtofen

    I fucks wit Dinah 4real could listen for hours

  51. Janet Cooper

    I think that Diana Ross must have listened to Dinah...Her early records sound a lot like Dinah Washington...

  52. Janet Sez

    My first date with an amazing man - small jazz club in Chicago. Drinking a great scotch on the rocks I asked the singer to sing this song and she was fantastic. He gave her a 20.00 tip. I love this song

    Lawrence Genereux

    They don't make romance like that anymore. Sounds like the perfect date.

  53. Wiwi Jumbo

    woah the quality on this unreal. Also Amy Winehouse's cover is pretty dope and worthy of Dinah you guys should go check it out

  54. Jerry Johnson

    Aug.29th: Happy birthday Jazz-R&B-Pop singer Dinah Washington (1924-1963); Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, USPS Commemorative Stamp, Big Band Jazz Hall of Fame, Grammy Award: "What A Difference A Day Makes." Thank you and God bless. RIP. Thanks for the upload, Iacometablanca. Blessings

  55. harry flakers

    Unique talent! I love her to bits.

  56. TheShizue777

    Gorgeous! Gone are the days. No phony baloney auto-tune.

  57. Shane Treacy

    UTTERLY WONDERFUL.WISH I HAD BEEN TO SCHOOL WITH HER.

  58. Bay City

    I recommend for those of you who like the legend Dinah Washington's music,and it is allso on YouTube. Dinah Washington Hifi- Pro DJ Neumann. It is an excellent album.

  59. Mel Silva

    When songs were real....memories.

  60. Kayla

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  61. Kaptan Kosto

    Six feet under brought me here. And I'm glad for it. Her voice is incredible for real.

  62. Fernandes

    Wowwwww. <3 : ))))

  63. Jose Luis Garcia

    Did you say that I've got a lot to learn?
    Well, don't think I'm trying not to learn
    Since this is the perfect spot to learn
    Ooh, teach me tonight

    Let's start with the A-B-C of it
    Getting right down to the X-Y-Z of it
    Help me solve the mystery of it
    Teach me tonight

    The sky's a blackboard high above you
    If a shooting star goes by
    I'll use that star to write, I love you
    A thousand times across the sky

    One thing isn't very clear, my love
    Should the teachers stand so near, my love
    Graduation's almost here, my love
    Come on and teach me tonight

    I'll use that star to write, I love you
    A thousand times across the sky

    One thing isn't very clear, my love
    Should the teachers stand so near, my love
    Graduation's almost here, my love
    Teach me, please teach me tonight

  64. Marijuni

    Man oh man, Dinah's music is right up there with Ella. Sad she died at 39 from drugs, alcohol and racial bigotry during 50s America. Could have given the world so much more of her talent had she not died so young. We're the losers now that she's not with us anymore.Man oh man, Dinah's music is right up there with Ella. Sad she died at 39 from drugs, alcohol and racial bigotry during 50s America. Could have given the world so much more of her talent had she not died so young. We're the losers now that she's not with us anymore.Man oh man, Dinah's music is right up there with Ella. Sad she died at 39 from drugs, alcohol and racial bigotry during 50s America. Could have given the world so much more of her talent had she not died so young. We're the losers now that she's not with us anymore.Man oh man, Dinah's music is right up there with Ella. Sad she died at 39 from drugs, alcohol and racial bigotry during 50s America. Could have given the world so much more of her talent had she not died so young. We're the losers now that she's not with us anymore.Man oh man, Dinah's music is right up there with Ella. Sad she died at 39 from drugs, alcohol and racial bigotry during 50s America. Could have given the world so much more of her talent had she not died so young. We're the losers now that she's not with us anymore.Man oh man, Dinah's music is right up there with Ella. Sad she died at 39 from drugs, alcohol and racial bigotry during 50s America. Could have given the world so much more of her talent had she not died so young. We're the losers now that she's not with us anymore.Man oh man, Dinah's music is right up there with Ella. Sad she died at 39 from drugs, alcohol and racial bigotry during 50s America. Could have given the world so much more of her talent had she not died so young. We're the losers now that she's not with us anymore.Man oh man, Dinah's music is right up there with Ella. Sad she died at 39 from drugs, alcohol and racial bigotry during 50s America. Could have given the world so much more of her talent had she not died so young. We're the losers now that she's not with us anymore.

    soulfella1

    SuperSpicyKirby IF you check, [or anyone who is curious] there is a programme on this medium, "The life and times of DINAH WASHINGTON" split in 4 parts[unlike the original BBC production] What actually killed the QUEEN of the BLUES",was Drugs supplied by American Doctors, brought on by the Press,She's overweight,etc.Consequently, Tablets for this, others to sleep, Amphetamines for go,then most of the Men,who She got involved with,used Her as a meal ticket.Incidentally, so many Artists die from prescribed drugs, Presley, M. Jackson, Monroe,and many more.maybe,there should be tighter regulation on Doctors in the USA?

    Jade Zee

    stop being a fool...fool....just because drug addicts get their drugs from doctors doesnt mean they are not drug addicts...and if you had ANY intelligence you would know doctor shopping as it was called is not possible now...presley..was a drug addict period

  65. Al Jackson

    Ms. Washington, simply fabulous ❤️

  66. SuperCoolmack

    My Home Girl!!!!

  67. Jackie Rave

    Oh.. such a lovely voice and song.. Thank you for posting.. :)

    mr. warmth

    sure  music is to  share

  68. Nnis DS

    Great song to make love to.

  69. Cheryl Covington

    This song was made before Al Jarreau, he did it great as well

  70. Anthony Cruz

    hermosa!!

  71. Anu Yew

    My favorite Dinah Washington....Like Silk!!!

  72. maureen1938

    WOW....This is amazing, she had such an outstanding voice. Thanks for this lovely share.

  73. VICTORIA RUTH BERGLAND

    My memory of my aunts and mother listening to this and many other songs .

  74. bubblinbrownsugar616

    The credits to an episode on Six Feet Under brought me here. I LOVE this song and Washington singing is so crispy crystal clear!! :)

    Anne Hodges

    +bubblinbrownsugar616 --One of the best jazz/blues voices of all time...Oh Etta...you are missed!!

    Neocortex Supernova

    This is Dinah Washington.

    Marina Joyce's Cat

    +Anne Hodges its Dinah Washington lmao

    Nataly Flores

    I am here for same reason

  75. femtoman2357

    This woman could really sing. I loved all of her music. What a talent!

  76. LeorXT

    I came to the six feet under :) anyone

  77. Joe Midler

    A classic

  78. claudia rosa andrade

    Extraordinário!!

  79. Lorna Tomlinson

    Sad we lost the great black singers at such young ages

  80. Michel Motta

    Expetacular

  81. Richard Richards

    i saw her[DW] as child, the childs ''lunch with supie at 12:00...supey[sp] sales also had a sophisticated nightime program [wxyz tv detroit] later 1950's for adults DW came and ripped up the place[my depression era mothers words] DW's then man hubby was dick ''the nightrain lane''.detroid lions defensive giant [probably kinescope mabe they or a few servive?] also frank and his pack made appearances plus greats like lady diane, earl garner, george shiring[sp] blind piano great and on and on. hope that material's around somebody please search for it.

  82. jack meoff

    wow listen to lyrics they are quite dirty

    Keitarts

    @jack meoff Not really. Compared to what?

    jack meoff

    consider the era that it came out
    those lyrics are up there with tutti frutti and other early rock songs where the sex was implied

    Jackie Rave

    Geez Louise Dude.. the 20's jazz was a heck of a lot more suggestive.. Everybody went and got all religious and started having a hissy fit over lovely songs.. thi is not dirty.. unless that is where your mind goes.. :)

  83. Daniel Cifuentes

    Amy winehouse canta mejor esta canción.!

    Fernando DC

    +Daniel Cifuentes Ya quisiera acercarse a la calidad de Dinah Washington y mira que me gustan las 2.

  84. Sweety1009

    Oh I see what Amy was talking about now.... Dinah was amazing and a unique singer. She meant it!

    tygerburning

    Your grandma was off the chain man! Holy Kamole! Can this woman ever sing!

    Iv;

    @Thomas Leary Amy Winehouse

    Roland Deschain

    Not even unique. Just game. She's not the top top, you know? But so sweet. She could do Jazz, Blues, R&B, sad stuff. She recorded like no other too. Check Anita O'day, she's a lady in the same vein. And was a junkie for real, Amy might have liked that. But Dinah was the Queen of Blues.

    monica bella

    @Thomas Leary By all respect for the only remarkable singer of the 21centuary, no need to mention her here.

    Lotus

    @Iv; I think he was being sarcastic

  85. Jack R

    Man oh man, Dinah's music is right up there with Ella. Sad she died at 39 from drugs, alcohol and racial bigotry during 50s America. Could have given the world so much more of her talent had she not died so young. We're the losers now that she's not with us anymore.

    Apryl Harrell

    She's my favorite from that era

    Spunkymunky

    Dinah's best was better than Ella's best. She should have lived longer.

    GlowWoification

    Jack R they were BOTH GREAT! Two Different kinds of Queens. Dinah was....? RAW! ENERGY WRAPPED IN SILK! Ella was like a set of orchestra bells that could SWING!! I’m a beginning jazz Vocalist and all I sing is influenced by these TWO!
    In fact, I JUST performed You Go To My Head and Autumn in New York tonight! I’m just getting home and they enjoyed it partly because I attempted to infuse my phrasing and times with some of Dinah’s smooth-energy and Ella’s precisely controlled range and tones!
    ❤️Love&peace!🌷
    Glow

    Frederick Hill

    She did not die from drugs bro

    eguirald

    We're indeed the losers. Sadly, her story has many similarities to that of the unforgettable Billie Holiday. I never heard of Billie or Dinah during their lifetimes (I was a child, then), but now I feel I have developed an indelible bond with these marvelous artists.

  86. redwarrior Williams

    Original classic blues

  87. Stevie Edwards

    oh the days of beautiful music, big bands, jazz orchestras and beautifully gowned WOMEN -  MISS it

    robertrstevens

    Yes, such beautiful music, uniquely American and appreciated all over the world.  America's great ... WASN'T it?

    nineballer99

    robertrstevens Yes, it IS!

  88. DaOrigTruthSeeker

    Wow.....what a great voice she had. So very, very clear.

    Roland Deschain

    Check out All of me, Live from the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958.

  89. statesideqsod

    I liked her music the first time I heard it but this one is my favorite. It's too bad that she died so young. Thanks for posting the video & pictures.

    barbara dugger

    statesideqsod. fantasia. Barrino. he's. Such. a. rich. whisky. voice. also.

  90. LeslieJWilson1

    AWESOME !!!

  91. Rogi 25

    Increible belleza..

  92. john e Lawler

    like it

  93. John Vallance

    Fantastic singer, beats all the modern so called divas!!

    DaOrigTruthSeeker

    I agree!

    Max Maynard

    John Vallance She has been my diva ever since I first heard her voice over 60 years ago - TV Is The Thing was the song And I was only 7 years old but was so blown away by that voice. Nothing about her has changed for me in the least.

  94. Janelle Etsitty

    Wow.... Amy Winehouse sounded just like this; I dig Amy's finish on this tune though.  

    But, both Diana and Amy, beautiful voices.  

  95. Its Juanderful

    This is how it's done folks, this is what music is missing today SOUL/PAIN/HEART......these days are to be treasured they will never be back again!!!!!!!!!!

    James mcdonald

    Doo wop

    patanella

    i disagree, i think today it’s missing skill/technique/discipline. singers skip all that and they normalize bad sound.

  96. Ron Milne

    Good grief that was great...Too bad drugs did her in 1959

    kayteeelle

    No, that was Billie..Dinah died in 1963

  97. Johnnyc drums

    Best version by far. Great vocal and horns. Dinah Washington had a great body of work, blues, jazz, pop. I have a "Best of CD"  with 26 songs and there all "Good". She has enough material for another. Her last husband was NFL linebacker "Lionel Night Train Lane". The most feared man in football.

    ron a.

    'Night Train' was a defensive back.  He did "bring it" though, hence the nickname.

    Johnnyc drums

    @ron a. Thank's, for the correction. I knew that, but kept saying Linebacker, I don't know why. I shall edit my mistake. 

    mrstep2me

    Dick "Night Train" Lane, not Lionel.

  98. Mateus Oliveira

    Nunca mais houve uma cantora assim!