"The Old Master Painter" is a song Frank Sinatra recorded. Sinatra sings this song alongside The Modernaires.
The song was released as a single in 1949 under Columbia Records. The B-side of this single was Sinatra's first rendition of "Lost in the Stars," a song he would later record again under his Reprise label for his album The Concert Sinatra.
The single charted at #13 and lasted on the charts of 1949 for seven weeks.
Releases[edit | edit source]
- Studio recordings
- Columbia single
- The Essence of Frank Sinatra (1994)
Lyrics[edit | edit source]
That old master painter from the faraway hills painted the violets and the daffodills
He put the purple in the twilight haze, then did a rainbow for the rainy days
Dreamed up the murals on the blue summer skies, painted the devil in my darlin's eyes
Captured the dreamer with a thousand thrills
The old master painter from the faraway hills
Then came his masterpiece and when he was through
He smiled down from heaven and he gave me you
What a beautiful job on that wonderful day
That old master painter from the hills far away