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"Skylark" is an American popular song with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Hoagy Carmichael, published in 1942 Mercer said that he struggled for a year, after he got the music from Carmichael, before he could get the lyrics right This song is considered a jazz standard The song was recorded by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra, with vocals by Ray Eberle, rising to #7 on the charts in 1942 In 1964, Ella Fitzgerald recorded this on her Verve release "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook", with arrangements by Nelson Riddle. The song was recorded by Bobby Darin for his album "Love Swings".