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Nat King Cole

Mona Lisa (3:14)

In this song, Nat King Cole compares his love to the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The Mona Lisa is famous for her smile and her mystique, as the portrait has become one of the most famous works of art in history.

This song was written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the movie Captain Carey, U.S.A... It won an Oscar for Best Song.

Before this big hit Nat King Cole was better known as a pianist. As a…

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Mona Lisa, Monalisa, 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 Monalisa strangeness in your smile?

Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa Lyrics


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  • It's an honor to listen to this true legend.
  • His voice, damn
  • I so wish I could sing half as good as Nat..... I suppose singing as good as him, is asking far too much.
  • beautiful
  • Perhaps she is smiling at The Laughing Cavalier............. or perhaps just at the general silliness of the behaviour of human beings..................
  • I didn't realise till reading comments here that Nat was also a great jazz pianist,what an amazing talent,for those who like me were too delighted by his voice to assume he had another great skill check out-playerhttp://youtu.be/OCEcDhF2LSo-his melodic improvisations on Tea for Two are outstanding....
  • So SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!He was the best!!!!
  • Smoothness defined.
  • Oh my.....lovely
  • Belissíma essa música... Belíssima Mona Lisa...

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