Mister D: Several years ago, Bette was in Nashville co-writing songs, and here’s the lowdown on one of the songs she wrote with the lovely and talented, Ms. Janis Ian (“Some People’s Lives“) Here’s hoping we get a CD full of originals!
From Janis Ian’s Newsletter:
I’ve had a few distractions. Bette Midler and I spent a day working on a lovely song called “I Would Bring You Spring.” I’ve been telling her she should try writing songs since I first met her, back around 1974 – and for a first-time songwriter, she was incredible. Pat and I spent the next evening eating sushi with Bette and her husband Martin, laughing a lot. I feel better afterward; I bet even Bette Midler has to pack when she goes on tour. Though probably not as many bags. Or maybe more. She’s taller than I am.Janis Ian
I Would Bring You Spring
Music & Lyrics By Bette Midler & Janis Ian
October 5, 2012
I Would Bring You Spring I would bring you spring on a winter's night When all the world around is dressed in white Robins on the wing lady-birds in flight A blanket full of dreams in every shade of green To warm you through the night You used to love to dance. I never got it right. Give me one more chance to dance tonight Cause then I was afraid of looking like a fool But somehow I know but somehow now I know It's time to let you go cause I'm a fool for you We never had too much you never seemed to care Whenever I was lost I'd turn and find you there I would bring you spring that's what love is for Give you everything I never gave before Cause winter's here to stay that's what time will do But I will bring you spring and find my spring in you