Retro Music 59

Back to 1960, when I was just 8 years old. My dad worked in the record business, and brought home an album by Etta James. As soon as I heard the record, I knew I loved it, especially this title track.

Etta had a very long career, performing in many genres of music. She could tackle anything from Jazz to Gospel, Soul to Blues. Her life was affected by heroin addiction, and brushes with the law. She continued to make records and perform live up to her death in 2012, at the age of 73.

At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Ooh yeah, yeah
At last, the skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at you
I found a dream, that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to rest my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Ohh yeah yeah
You smile
You smile
Oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine
At last
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Harry Warren / Mack Gordon
At Last lyrics Β© Emi Feist Catalog Inc., Four Jays Music Publishing Company

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