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Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole

Premiere: 11/27/2021 | 00:00:30 | Closed Captioning Icon

Enjoy this special encore of Natalie Cole’s Emmy-winning concert of her GRAMMY-winning album in Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love - Natalie Cole. Featuring classics such as “Mona Lisa,” “The Very Thought of You” and “For Sentimental Reasons,” the concert also features a special performance of Nat King Cole’s signature song “Unforgettable” sung as a duet by Natalie Cole and her father.

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Airs beginning Saturday, November 27 on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app

Airs Thursday, December 23 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN

Great Performances presents a special encore of Natalie Cole’s Emmy-winning concert of her GRAMMY-winning album in Great Performances: Unforgettable With Love – Natalie Cole.  Featuring classics such as “Mona Lisa,” “The Very Thought of You” and “For Sentimental Reasons,” the concert also features a special performance of Nat King Cole’s signature song “Unforgettable” sung as a duet by the singer and her father, accompanied by his televised image. Alongside a jazz quartet and orchestra, Cole blends her father’s pop-jazz heritage with her contemporary sound.
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♪♪♪ -Next, on 'Great Performances'... -♪ The song is ended ♪ ♪ But the melody lingers on ♪ -It's the 30th anniversary of a truly memorable album, and the songs are still unforgettable.

-♪ That's why, darling, it's incredible ♪ ♪ That someone so unforgettable ♪ ♪ Thinks that I am ♪ ♪ Unforgettable, too ♪ -Join us as we relive an incomparable evening, when the one and only Natalie Cole paid tribute to the music of her legendary father.

-It has been absolutely remarkable making all kinds of discoveries about Dad and his songs.

♪ Why, it's almost like being in love ♪ -It's 'Unforgettable With Love -- Natalie Cole' sings the songs of Nat King Cole.

-Marie, would you introduce us to the children?

-Yes, this is Natalie Maria, better known as Sweetie.

Say hi, Sweetie.

Say hi. -Sweetie? Sweetie?

-Hi!

[ Applause ] ♪♪♪ -♪ The very thought of you ♪ ♪ And I forget to do ♪ ♪ The little ordinary things ♪ ♪ That everyone ought to do ♪ ♪ I'm living in ♪ ♪ A kind of daydream ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ I'm happy as a king ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ And foolish though it may seem ♪ ♪ To me, that's everything ♪ ♪ The mere idea of you ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ The longing here for you ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ You'll never know how slow the moments go ♪ ♪ Till I'm near to you ♪ ♪ I see your face in every flower ♪ ♪ Your eyes in stars above ♪ ♪ It's just the thought of you, the very thought of you ♪ ♪ My love ♪ Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome.

Welcome to a night of romance, a night of memories, and even a little bit of magic.

We're just so happy that you could join us this evening, because tonight, we're paying tribute to the music of Mr. Nat King Cole.

[ Applause ] And all we want you to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the most unforgettable music of all time.

♪ The mere idea of you ♪ ♪ The longing here for you ♪ ♪ You'll never know how slow the moments go ♪ ♪ Till I'm near to you ♪ ♪ I see your face in every flower ♪ ♪ Your eyes in stars above ♪ ♪ It's just the thought of you ♪ ♪ The very thought of you ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ My love ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪ This can't be love, because I feel so well ♪ ♪ No sobs, no sorrows, no sighs ♪ ♪ This can't be love, I get no dizzy spell ♪ ♪ My head is not in the skies ♪ ♪ My heart does not stand still, just hear it beat ♪ ♪ Oh, it's much too sweet to be love ♪ ♪ This can't be love, because I feel so well ♪ ♪ But still I love to look in your eyes ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Oh, yeah ♪ ♪♪♪ [ Scatting ] ♪♪♪ [ Scatting ] ♪♪♪ ♪ Well, my heart does not stand still, just hear it beat ♪ ♪ You know it's much too sweet to be love ♪ ♪ This can't be love, because I feel so well ♪ ♪ But still I love to look in your eyes ♪ ♪ But still I love to look in your eyes ♪ ♪ But still I love to look in your eyes ♪ ♪♪♪ Yeah.

[ Applause ] Whew! Thank you very much.

Once again, good evening. Thanks so much for being here with us.

We are gonna have a wonderful time, and I've been having a great time with this music.

It has been absolutely remarkable making all kinds of discoveries about Dad and his songs and how he acquired some of those songs, like this next one.

It was a surprise to find out that it was written by the same gentleman who wrote 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' for Miss Judy Garland.

And his name was Mr. Harold Arlen.

♪♪♪ ♪ I never feel a thing is real ♪ ♪ When I'm away from you ♪ ♪ Out of your embrace ♪ ♪ The world's a temporary parking place ♪ [ Humming ] ♪♪♪ ♪ A bubble for a minute ♪ ♪ Mm, you smile ♪ ♪ The bubble has a rainbow in it ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Say, it's only a paper moon sailing over a cardboard sea ♪ ♪ But it wouldn't be make-believe ♪ ♪ If you believed in me ♪ ♪ Yes, it's only a canvas sky, hanging over a muslin tree ♪ ♪ But it wouldn't be make-believe ♪ ♪ If you believed in me ♪ ♪ Without your love ♪ ♪ It's a honky-tonk parade ♪ ♪ Without your love ♪ ♪ It's a melody played in a penny arcade ♪ ♪ It's a Barnum and Bailey world ♪ ♪ Just as phony as it can be ♪ ♪ But it wouldn't be make-believe ♪ ♪ If you believed in me ♪ ♪ Oh ♪ [ Scatting ] ♪♪♪ [ Scatting ] ♪ Yes, it's only a canvas sky hanging over a muslin tree ♪ ♪ But it wouldn't be make-believe ♪ ♪ If you believed in me ♪ ♪ Without your love ♪ ♪ It's a honky-tonk parade ♪ ♪ Without your love ♪ ♪ It's a melody played in a penny arcade ♪ ♪ It's a Barnum and Bailey world ♪ ♪ Just as phony as it can be ♪ ♪ But it wouldn't be make-believe ♪ ♪ If you believed in me, oh ♪ [ Scatting ] ♪♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ] When I was a little girl, one of my most favorite songs in the world was a song about a lady who I believed was absolutely real.

That's how credible my dad was.

I believed everything that he said, everything that he sang.

I had great plans to meet this lady one day.

You can imagine how disappointed I was to find out she was only a painting.

But you know what?

I had a chance to see that painting.

And I got to tell you, there is something very real about that lady.

Something very real behind those eyes... [ Applause ] ...and behind that smile.

♪♪♪ ♪ Mona Lisa ♪ ♪ Mona Lisa men have named you ♪ ♪ You're so like the lady with the mystic smile ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Is it only cause you're lonely they have blamed you ♪ ♪ For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your style? ♪ ♪ Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa ♪ ♪ Or is this your way to hide ♪ ♪ A broken heart? ♪ ♪ Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep ♪ ♪ Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep ♪ ♪ They just lie there ♪ ♪ And they die there ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Are you warm? ♪ ♪ Are you real, Mona Lisa? ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art ♪ ♪ Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Or is this your way to hide ♪ ♪ A broken heart? ♪ ♪ Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep ♪ ♪ Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep ♪ ♪ They just lie there ♪ ♪ And they die there ♪ ♪ Are you warm? ♪ ♪ Are you real, Mona Lisa? ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Or just a cold and lonely ♪ ♪ Lovely work of art ♪ ♪ Mona Lisa ♪ ♪ Mona Lisa ♪ ♪♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ] Thank you.

My father got this next song in a very interesting way.

A young man by the name of Billy Strayhorn gave this song to my dad.

And if you recognize the name, it's because Billy later went on to become one of Duke Ellington's finest arrangers.

But when Dad got this song, he put it on the piano and just kind of kept it there for a while, and... when he finally decided to pick it up, he was amazed at what he saw.

There was a very haunting melody there, and the lyrics were very, very sophisticated, especially when you consider the fact that at the time that Billy wrote this song, he was only 16 years old.

Kind of makes you wonder where his head was at.

♪ I used to visit all the very gay places ♪ ♪ Those come-what-may places ♪ ♪ Where one relaxes on the axis of the wheel of life ♪ ♪ To get the feel of life ♪ ♪ From jazz and cocktails ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces ♪ ♪ With distant gay traces ♪ ♪ That used to be there ♪ ♪ You could see where they'd been washed away ♪ ♪ By too many through the day ♪ ♪ Twelve o'clock tales ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Then you came along with your siren song ♪ ♪ To tempt me to madness ♪ ♪ I thought for a while that your poignant smile ♪ ♪ Was tinged with the sadness ♪ ♪ Of a great love for me ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Ah, yes, I was wrong ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Again ♪ ♪ I was wrong ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Life is lonely again ♪ ♪ And only last year ♪ ♪ Everything seemed so sure ♪ ♪ Now life is awful again ♪ ♪ A troughful of hearts ♪ ♪ Could only be a bore ♪ ♪ A week in Paris ♪ ♪ Will ease the bite of it ♪ ♪ All I care is to smile in spite of it ♪ ♪ I'll forget you, I will ♪ ♪ While yet you are still ♪ ♪ Burning inside my brain ♪ ♪ Romance is mush ♪ ♪ Stifling those who strive ♪ ♪ I'll live a lush life ♪ ♪ In some small dive ♪ ♪ And there I'll be ♪ ♪ While I rot ♪ ♪ With the rest ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Of those whose lives are ♪ ♪ Lonely, too ♪ ♪ Lonely, too ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ What a day this has been, ooh! What a spell that I'm in ♪ ♪ Why, it's almost like being in love ♪ ♪ There's a smile on my face for the whole human race ♪ ♪ Why it's almost like being in love ♪ ♪ There's a music of life seems to be ♪ ♪ Like a bell that is ringing for me ♪ ♪ And by the way that I feel when that bell starts to peal ♪ ♪ I would swear I was falling ♪ ♪ Swear I was falling ♪ ♪ Why, it's almost like being in love ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Scatting ] ♪♪♪ ♪ All the music of life seems to be ♪ ♪ Oh, just like a bell that is ringing only for me ♪ ♪ And by the way that I feel when that bell starts to peal ♪ ♪ I would swear I was falling ♪ ♪ Swear I was falling ♪ ♪ Why, it's almost like being in love ♪ ♪ Why, it's almost like being in love ♪ ♪♪♪ [ Applause ] Well, there's no almost about it, I'm so in love with this concert.

It was a huge hit when it was released like the album and it really, truly is unforgettable.

Unforgettable and filled with love, and music, the stories, the home videos and photos, and all of that magic.

The late Natalie Cole's tribute to the classic standards her father made famous was her biggest album ever.

She added seven Grammys to her previous wins.

And believe it or not, she sold over seven million copies.

Incredible.

Stacey, I believe it, and you can already hear why.

On the 30th anniversary of its 1991 release, this famed concert songs are as enjoyable as ever.

Stay with us.

There's so much more to come.

I'm Denise Richardson with Stacy Sweet, and we're here to ask you to support more unforgettable music like we're enjoying right now.

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So true, Stacey.

And we still have so much more to look forward to, including Straighten Up and Fly Right?

And one of my Nat King Cole favorites, Smile.

Well done, Denise.

I like that.

And speaking of smiles and we're all smiling here today, we'll have the story behind that famous Smile.

You know, Nat King Cole was a musical prodigy.

He played piano at four and started his own bands at 15.

And Natalie, well, she followed in his footsteps.

She first sang with him at six years old.

And what makes this performance and album, especially moving is the way she carried her father's legacy forward for future generations and that, Denise, is so beautiful to watch.

Absolutely, Stacey!

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Now, let's hit the road with Natalie Cole and her band for a knockout version of Route 66.

-Thank you very much.

We're going to dispense with the formalities, okay?

Get back to the basics with the sounds of the Nat Cole Trio.

Are you ready for that?

Are you ready for that?

1, 2, a-1, 2, 3.

♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ If you ever plan to motor west ♪ ♪ Travel my way, take the highway that's best ♪ ♪ Get your kicks on route sixty-six ♪ ♪ It winds from Chicago to LA ♪ ♪ More than two thousand miles all the way ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Get your kicks on route sixty-six ♪ ♪ Now you go through Saint Looey and Joplin, Missouri ♪ ♪ And Oklahoma City looks mighty pretty ♪ ♪ You'll see Amarillo ♪ ♪ Gallup, New Mexico ♪ ♪ Flagstaff, Arizona, don't forget Winona ♪ ♪ Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino ♪ ♪ Won't you get hip to this timely tip ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ When you make that California trip ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Get your kicks on route sixty-six ♪ ♪♪♪ Mr. John Chiodini on guitar, ladies and gentlemen.

[ Applause ] ♪♪♪ [ Scatting ] ♪♪♪ Mr. George Gaffney on piano.

Jim Hughart on bass.

Jeff Hamilton on drums.

[ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪ Well, well, well, well, won't you get hip to this timely tip ♪ ♪ When you make that California trip ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Get your kicks on route sixty-six ♪ ♪ Come on and get your kicks on route six six ♪ ♪ Get your kicks on route sixty-six ♪ ♪♪♪ Thank you very much.

It was a surprise to me to discover that there are quite a lot of songs that Dad did write.

And I was discovering one.

I really like this one.

Song he wrote called 'This Will Make You Laugh.'

♪♪♪ ♪ This will make you laugh ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ I staked my dreams on you ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ This will make you laugh ♪ ♪ They never did come true ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ I took a chance on the one romance ♪ ♪ And vowed it couldn't miss ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ But I should have known to never judge ♪ ♪ A heart by a kiss ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ This will make you laugh ♪ ♪ I once believed in you ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ And for all my love ♪ ♪ You didn't see it through ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Of all the fools, I break the rule ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Oh, but I love you still, you see ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ This will make you laugh ♪ ♪ But it's not funny to me ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ This will make you laugh ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ I once believed in you ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ And for all my love ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ You didn't see it through ♪ ♪ Of all the fools, I break the rule ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Oh, but I love you still, you see ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ This will make you laugh ♪ ♪ But it's not funny to me ♪ ♪♪♪ We're going to remind some of you how old you really are with this next one.

♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ A buzzard took a monkey for a ride in the air ♪ ♪ The monkey thought that everything was on the square ♪ ♪ The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his back ♪ ♪ But the monkey grabbed his neck ♪ ♪ And said, 'Now, listen, Jack' ♪ ♪ Straighten up and fly right ♪ ♪ Straighten up and stay right ♪ ♪ Straighten up and fly right ♪ ♪ Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top ♪ ♪ Ain't no use in divin' ♪ ♪ What's the use in jivin'? ♪ ♪ Straighten up and fly right ♪ ♪ Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top ♪ ♪ The buzzard told the monkey, 'You are chokin' me ♪ ♪ Release your hold, and I will set you free' ♪ ♪ The monkey looked the buzzard right dead in the eye and said ♪ ♪ 'Your story's so touching, but it sounds like a lie' ♪ ♪ So straighten up and fly right ♪ ♪ Straighten up and stay right ♪ ♪ Straighten up and fly right ♪ ♪ Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Well, well ♪ [ Scatting ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ [ Scatting ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Straighten up and fly right ♪ ♪ Straighten up and stay right ♪ ♪ Straighten up and fly right ♪ ♪ Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top ♪ ♪ Ain't no use in divin' ♪ ♪ What's the use in jivin'? ♪ ♪ You better straighten up and fly right ♪ ♪ Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top ♪ Fly right.

[ Applause ] We're gonna wrap up our little quartet section with another one of my favorites.

You know how you wish it could go on and on, but sometimes... ♪ The song is ended ♪ ♪ But the melody lingers on ♪ ♪ You and the song are gone ♪ ♪ But the melody lingers on ♪ ♪ The night was splendid ♪ ♪ And the melody seemed to say ♪ ♪ Summer will pass away ♪ ♪ Take your happiness while you may ♪ ♪ There 'neath the lights of the moon ♪ ♪ We sang a love song ♪ ♪ That ended too soon ♪ ♪ The moon descended ♪ ♪ And I found with the break of dawn ♪ ♪ You and the song had gone ♪ ♪ But the melody lingers on ♪ ♪ The melody lingers on ♪ ♪ You and the song had gone ♪ ♪ But the melody lingers on and on ♪ ♪ Oh, the melody seemed to say ♪ ♪ Summer will pass away ♪ ♪ Take your happiness while you may ♪ ♪ There 'neath the lights of the moon ♪ ♪ We sang a love song ♪ ♪ That ended, it ended too soon ♪ ♪ The moon descended ♪ ♪ And I found with the break of dawn ♪ ♪ You and the song had gone ♪ ♪ But the melody lingers on ♪ ♪ And on and on and on and on ♪ ♪ But the melody lingers o-o-o-o-o-o-o-on ♪ [ Applause ] This next song was given to my dad by Mr. Charlie Chaplin.

♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Smile though your heart is aching ♪ ♪ Smile even though it's breaking ♪ ♪ When there are clouds ♪ ♪ In the sky ♪ ♪ You'll get by ♪ ♪ If you smile ♪ ♪ Through your fear and sorrow ♪ ♪ Smile and maybe tomorrow ♪ ♪ You'll see the sun ♪ ♪ Come shining through ♪ ♪ For you-u-u-u-u ♪ ♪ Light up your face with gladness ♪ ♪ Hide every trace of sadness ♪ ♪ Although a tear ♪ ♪ May be ever so near ♪ ♪ That's the time ♪ ♪ You must keep on trying ♪ ♪ Smile ♪ ♪ What's the use in crying? ♪ ♪ You'll find that life ♪ ♪ Is still worthwhile ♪ ♪ Oh, if you just smile ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Oh, that's the time ♪ ♪ You must keep on trying ♪ ♪ Smile ♪ ♪ What's the use in crying? ♪ ♪ You'll find that life ♪ ♪ Is still worthwhile ♪ ♪ If you just ♪ ♪ Smile ♪ ♪ Smile ♪ [ Applause ] The power of that song, the power of that message, Denise, you know, even after all this time, that song really resonates.

And a fun fact here.

Charlie Chaplin actually wrote the melody and later lyrics were added by songwriters John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons.

Smile has been performed by so many artists throughout the years, but Nat King Cole was the first and Denise.

I will say it here right now... The best!

Absolutely, Stacey, the very best.

And it's so moving to see Natalie Cole's rendition in this loving tribute to her father's music right here on this PBS station, thanks to viewers like you.

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Now back to Natalie Cole for more of that thrilling night 1991.

-♪ If I had to choose ♪ ♪ Just one day ♪ -♪ If I had to choose ♪ ♪ Just one day ♪ ♪ To last my whole life through ♪ ♪ It would surely be ♪ ♪ That Sunday ♪ ♪ The day that I met you ♪ ♪ Newborn whippoorwills ♪ ♪ Were calling from the hills ♪ ♪ Summer was a-coming in but fast ♪ ♪ Lots of daffodils ♪ ♪ Were showing off their skills ♪ ♪ Nodding all together ♪ ♪ I could almost hear them whisper ♪ ♪ 'Go on and kiss him, go on and kiss him' ♪ ♪ If I had to choose ♪ ♪ One moment ♪ ♪ To live within my heart ♪ ♪ It would be that tender moment ♪ ♪ Recalling how we started ♪ ♪ Darling, it would be ♪ ♪ When you smiled at me ♪ ♪ That way ♪ ♪ That Sunday ♪ ♪ That summer ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ 'Go on and kiss him, go on and kiss him' ♪ ♪ And If I had to choose ♪ ♪ Just one moment ♪ ♪ To live within my heart ♪ ♪ It would surely be ♪ ♪ That moment ♪ ♪ Recalling how we started ♪ ♪ Darling, it would be ♪ ♪ When you smiled at me ♪ ♪ That way ♪ ♪ That Sunday ♪ ♪ That summer ♪ -♪ If I had to choose ♪ ♪ Just one day ♪ [ Applause ] -Yeah.

♪ 'L' is for the way you look at me ♪ ♪ 'O' is for the only one I see ♪ ♪ 'V' is very, very extraordinary ♪ ♪ 'E' is even more than anyone that you adore can ♪ ♪ Love, it's all that I can give to you ♪ ♪ Love is more than just a game for two ♪ ♪ Two in love can make it ♪ ♪ Take my heart, but please don't break it ♪ ♪ 'Cause love was made for me and you ♪ ♪♪♪ Oh, take your time, honey. Take your time.

♪♪♪ Alright, we're getting ready to turn that corner now.

Yes.

Straight ahead.

♪ Well, and now 'L' is for the way you look ♪ ♪ You're looking at me ♪ ♪ And 'O' is for the only one I see ♪ ♪ 'V' is so very, very extraordinary ♪ ♪ And 'E' is even more ♪ ♪ Than any, any, anyone that you adore can ♪ ♪ Love, it's all that I'm gonna give to you ♪ ♪ Oh, love was made just a game for two ♪ ♪ Two in love can make it ♪ ♪ Take my heart, but please don't you break it ♪ ♪ 'Cause love was made for me and you ♪ ♪ Oh, but love was made for me and you ♪ ♪ Don't you know that love was made for me and ♪ ♪ You-u-u-u-u-u ♪ ♪ Whee-oooooooooh ♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ I was walking along ♪ ♪ Minding my business ♪ ♪ When out of an orange-colored sky ♪ ♪ Wham, bam, alakazam ♪ ♪ Wonderful you came by ♪ ♪ I was humming a tune ♪ ♪ Drinking in sunshine ♪ ♪ When out of that orange-colored view ♪ ♪ Wham, bam, alakazam ♪ ♪ I got a look at you ♪ ♪ One look, and I yelled 'timber' ♪ ♪ Watch out for flying glass ♪ ♪ 'Cause the ceiling fell in and the bottom fell out ♪ ♪ I went into a spin and I started to shout ♪ ♪ 'I've been hit, this is it, this is it' ♪ ♪ I was walking along ♪ ♪ Minding my business ♪ ♪ When love came and hit me in the eye ♪ ♪ Flash, bam, alakazam ♪ ♪ Out of an orange-colored sky ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Oh, oh, yeah ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Well, one look, and I yelled 'timber' ♪ ♪ Watch out for flying glass ♪ ♪ 'Cause the ceiling fell in, and the bottom fell out ♪ ♪ I went into a spin, and I started to shout ♪ ♪ 'I've been hit, this is it, this is it' ♪ ♪ I was walking along ♪ ♪ Minding my business ♪ ♪ When love came and hit me right in the eye ♪ ♪ Flash, bam, alakazam ♪ ♪ Out of an orange-colored ♪ ♪ Purple-striped ♪ ♪ Pretty green polka-dot sky ♪ ♪ Flash, bam, alakazam ♪ ♪ And goodbye ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] Whoo!

I didn't know I could have that much fun doing this kind of music.

It's really terrific.

And I know I promised you some romance, and we're gonna get to that right now.

♪ I love you ♪ ♪ For sentimental reasons ♪ ♪ I hope you do believe me ♪ ♪ I'll give you my heart ♪ ♪ I love you ♪ ♪ And you alone ♪ ♪ Were meant for me ♪ ♪ Please give your loving heart to me ♪ ♪ And say we'll never part ♪ ♪ Oh, I think of you every morning ♪ ♪ Dream of you every night ♪ ♪ Darling, I'm never lonely ♪ ♪ Whenever you're in sight ♪ ♪ I love you ♪ ♪ For sentimental reasons ♪ ♪ And I hope you do believe me ♪ ♪ I've given you my heart ♪ ♪ The evening breeze ♪ ♪ Caressed the trees ♪ ♪ Tenderly ♪ ♪ The trembling trees ♪ ♪ Embraced the breeze ♪ ♪ Tenderly ♪ ♪ Then you and I ♪ ♪ Came wandering by ♪ ♪ And lost in a sigh ♪ ♪ Were we ♪ ♪ The shore was kissed ♪ ♪ By sea and mist ♪ ♪ Tenderly ♪ ♪ I can't forget ♪ ♪ How two hearts met ♪ ♪ Breathlessly ♪ ♪ Your arms opened wide ♪ ♪ And closed me inside ♪ ♪ You took my lips ♪ ♪ You took my love ♪ ♪ So tenderly ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Ba-da, boo-be-bop, boop, aye-aye ♪ ♪ Your arms open wide ♪ ♪ And close me inside ♪ ♪ You took my lips ♪ ♪ You took my love ♪ ♪ So tenderly ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ The falling leaves ♪ ♪ Drift by my window ♪ ♪ The autumn leaves ♪ ♪ Of red and gold ♪ ♪ I see your lips ♪ ♪ The summer kisses ♪ ♪ The sun-burned hands ♪ ♪ I used to hold ♪ ♪ Since you went away ♪ ♪ The days grow long ♪ ♪ And soon I'll hear ♪ ♪ Old winter's song ♪ ♪ But I miss you most of all ♪ ♪ My darling ♪ ♪ When autumn leaves start to fall ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪ ♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪ ♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ But I miss you most of all ♪ ♪ My darling ♪ ♪ When autumn leaves ♪ ♪ Start to fall ♪ ♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪ ♪ Ooh-oooooooh ♪ [ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪ Thou swell, thou witty, thou sweet, thou grand ♪ ♪ Wouldst kiss me pretty? ♪ ♪ Would hold my hand? ♪ ♪ Both thine eyes are cute, too, what they do to me ♪ ♪ Hear me holler, I choose a sweet lollapalooza in thee ♪ ♪ I'd feel so rich in a hut for two ♪ ♪ Two rooms, a kitchen, I'm sure would do ♪ ♪ Give me not a lot of, just a plot of land ♪ ♪ And thou swell, thou witty, thou grand ♪ ♪ Yeah, a-thou swell, a-thou witty ♪ ♪ A-thou sweet, a-thou grand ♪ ♪ Wouldst kiss me pretty? ♪ ♪ Would hold my hand? ♪ ♪ Hear me holler, I choose a sweet lollapalooza in thee ♪ ♪ Oh, yes, I'd feel so rich in the hut just for two ♪ ♪ Two rooms and a kitchen, I'm sure would do ♪ ♪ Give me not a lot of, just a plot of land ♪ ♪ Yes ♪ ♪ A-thou swell, thou witty ♪ ♪ Thou sweet, thou pretty ♪ ♪ Thou swell, thou sweet, thou witty ♪ ♪ Thou gra-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-nd ♪ ♪ Thou gra-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-nd ♪ [ Applause ] Thank you very much.

You've been so very kind, I'd like to do something for you now.

I'd like to have someone join me on this next song, someone who I'm sure needs no introduction because the first word says it all.

-♪ ♪ [ Applause ] ♪ ♪ -♪ Unforgettable ♪ ♪ Though near or far ♪ -♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ -♪ Unforgettable ♪ ♪ In every way ♪ -♪ ♪ -♪ And forever more ♪ -♪ ♪ -♪ That's how you'll stay ♪ ♪ That's why, darling ♪ ♪ It's incredible ♪ ♪ That someone so unforgettable ♪ ♪ Thinks that I am ♪ ♪ Unforgettable, too ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ No, never before ♪ ♪ Has someone been more ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Ooh, unforgettable ♪ -♪ ♪ -♪ In every way ♪ -♪ ♪ -♪ And forever more ♪ -♪ ♪ -♪ That's how you'll stay ♪ -♪ ♪ -♪ That's why, darling ♪ ♪ It's incredible ♪ ♪ That someone so unforgettable ♪ ♪ Thinks that I am ♪ ♪ Unforgettable, too ♪ Thanks, Dad.

[ Applause ] ♪♪♪ Unforgettable really says it all, doesn't it, Denise.

It does.

Wow, Natalie Cole on stage, her father on screen behind her, just like the wind at her back.

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And believe it or not, there's more to come.

I have to admit I teared up when I saw that happen.

Me too.

Me too.

Stay with us for Natalie's fond farewell with another memorable number, Avalon.

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[ Applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ -Ooh! Thank you so very much.

We just want to do one more thing, okay, before we go.

Check it out.

This band is bad.

Yeah.

Alright, y'all can show off now.

♪ I found my love in Avalon ♪ ♪ Beside the bay ♪ ♪ I left my love in Avalon ♪ ♪ And sailed away, ha ♪ ♪ I dream of him in Avalon ♪ ♪ From dusk till dawn ♪ ♪ And so I think I'll travel on ♪ ♪ To Avalon ♪ Here we go!

♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ Don't you know that I found my love in Avalon ♪ ♪ Beside the bay ♪ ♪ Oh, I left my love in Avalon ♪ ♪ And sailed away ♪ ♪ Yes, I, I dreamed of him in Avalon ♪ ♪ From dusk until dawn ♪ ♪ And so I think I'll travel on ♪ ♪ To Avalo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-n ♪ ♪ To Avalo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-n ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪

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