Rickie Lee Jones – Hi-Lili Hi-lo

Rickie Lee Jones – Hi-Lili Hi-Lo

“I wake up each morning and watch the rain
hi-lili hi-lili hi-lo
Tomorrow I’ll probably love again
hi-lili hi-lili hi-lo…”

This very sensitively done rendition of Hi-Lili Hi-Lo is my favorite. It breaks my heart every time, but in a good way.

I play this a lot in my solo piano gigs, and I try very hard to capture the essence of this recording. The sparse arrangement of just vocal, bandoneon, guitar and upright bass is the perfect musical setting for melancholy and sadness. Rickie Lee Jones’ vocal is haunting, and heartfelt.

Shelby Flint – Hi-Lili Hi-Lo

Here are more versions that I love……