Eartha Kitt - Lilac Wine Lyrics

I lost myself on a cool, damp night
I gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree

I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see
And be what I want to be

When I think more than I want to think
Do things I never should do
I drink much more than I ought to drink
Because it brings me back you

Lilac wine is sweet and heady
Like my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady
Like my love

Listen to me, I cannot see clearly
Isn't that she, coming to me, nearly here

Lilac wine is sweet and heady
Where's my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady
Where's my love

Listen to me, why is everything so hazy
Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear

Lilac wine, I feel unready for my love
Feel unready, for my love

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Eartha Kitt Lilac Wine Comments
  1. Tony Whitburn

    She sounds exactly like she looks

  2. Jake1995

    Interesting. But for me Elkie Brooks and Nina Simone are much better.

  3. Darryl Pender

    Wow, wow, wow, wow....

  4. keepitclean

    Elkie Brooks by a mile. Only singer to have a major hit with it.

  5. Cletus Wombat

    I feeeeel this is perfect..

  6. Surayyah Muhammad

    Ok I can die now😊❤️

  7. Future Vamp

    Jeff's version is the best for my taste.



  9. Valeria Anahí

    Qué clase de música es?

    Laaz ferreira

    I think is Jazz

  10. Esme Snape

    is it just me or does she sound like Eezma from the emperor's new groove?

    Eleni Zezas

    +Esme Snape That's her, you got it.

    Erin Kilgore

    Yzma, and she voiced Yzma, so yes obviously lol.

    Sarah Gray

    Eartha went through menopause, and became Yzma.

  11. Ed Clancy

    Eartha Kitt's version of this song is strange because of the dissonance of the musical instruments...sounds out of tune. Normally she was a vocal genius. BEST versions of this song are Elkie Brooks and Miley Cyrus. Susan Boyle's is a little laid back but sort of captivating.


    +Ed Clancy Jeff Buckley's take on the song is pretty genius as well, in my opinion.

    Pearl Gigi Vedder

    Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley are the best

    Arrana Burden

    Ed Clancy it's supposed to sound slightly discordant. it's supposed to make you feel tipsy/drunk and slightly brokenhearted

    Robert Davidson

    Not out of tune, just chromatic, which gives some nice depiction of being a bit tipsy

  12. Patrick Mcmanus

    Eartha exudes talent and sex. one of my favourite female singers. not the best catwomen. but ....ohh LA LA !

    Divinity In Motion

    What??? She's known for being the BEST Catwoman.

  13. mamatibbors cassady

    She was so wonderful, talented, beautiful and intelligent............and strong.

  14. Jeff Beynon

    Nina Simone also recorded this.

    Drapery Falls

    And then Jeff Buckley perfected it.

  15. Ivan Čanaćević

    no it isn't. James Shelton wrote lyrics and melody for this song. but it wasn't recorded. then Hope Foye sung this song in  musical caled Dance Me a Song. Eartha was just first who covered before many others later. (check jeff buckley verson, best one for me) 


    Elkie Brooks version is my favourite.

  16. xcicilyx

    very early version, but not precisely the original. brisalee liriano is correct.

  17. Maw Martinez

    Is so geat! thanks for the upload, remindsme of classic times of course but it also can be a perfect score for a tarantino movie bang bang my baby shot me down kind of song!.. wooo

  18. Julia Riber Pitt

    Thanks for clarifying.

  19. CollegeChefBree

    This is not the original, the original song was a part of a musical called Dance Me a Song and was sung by Hope Foye

  20. Ma. Cecilia Junio

    yeah this is the original.

  21. Julia Riber Pitt

    Is this the original song?