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"Nightingale" is a song written by Carole King and David Palmer. "Nightingale" first appeared on her top-selling album Wrap Around Joy, which was released in mid-July 1974, but was released as a single in December. The song has since been put on many of her compilation albums, including her certified platinum album Her Greatest Hits: Songs of Long Ago.The song, like the album Wrap Around Joy, got off to a slow start, but eventually charted high. "Nightingale" peaked at number nine on March 1, 1975, on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent the week before at number one on the Easy Listening chart.RecordingWhile Carole King is the lead singer of this song in the 1974 version, her daughters Louise Goffin and Sherry Goffin sang backup. At the time they were children.Wrap Around Joy is a 1974 album by American singer-songwriter Carole King. The album hit No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart in late 1974 and spun off successful singles with "Jazzman" (No. 2 pop) and "Nightingale" (No. 9 pop, No. 1 adult contemporary).All tracks composed by Carole King, lyrics written by Dave Palmer.David Palmer is an American vocalist and songwriter, best known as a former member of Steely Dan and as the lyricist of the Carole King number two hit, "Jazzman".
Like some night bird, homeward wingin'He seeks the sheltered nestLike the sailor's lost horizonHe needs some place to restThe songs that he's been singin'No longer make much senseAnd those strangers' cold perceptionsThey've killed his confidenceNightingaleShe sails away upon a sea of songNightingaleShe serenades his lonely, lonely life alongWhen his tired voice is brokenHis golden hope is goneShe makes a lost soul's simple longingSomehow not so wrongNightingaleNightingaleHe was strong, but he was takenBy the thought of his successThose spotlight shadows, how they lured himAnd took him like all the restBut that old dream don't look good nowNo, it don't seem quite the sameHe needs to hear a tender wordWon't you sing him home againNightingaleShe sails away upon a sea of songNightingaleShe serenades his lonely, lonely life alongWhen his strength is slowly goin'His pride is all but goneShe makes a foolish dreamer listenTo one last songNightingaleNightingale