Sing me something terrible / that even dawn may come...
Hey, Lady Day, / can you save my life this time
Can you cry so beautifully / you make my troubles rhyme'
Lady Day is the nickname given to singer Billie Holiday, whose brief and troubled life (1915-59) suffered as a result of drugs, alcohol, and abusive relationships [Official Billie Holiday site] [Unofficial site, with short audio clips]. Lester Young, the saxophonist with whom she worked early in her career gave her the name.
- [Lyrics and guitar tab] from stephinsongs web site.