Days Of Wine and Roses

 

Lyrics by:  Johnny Mercer

Music by:  Henry Mancini

Arranged By:  Nelson Riddle

From the Album:  Academy Award Winners

From the Film:  Days of Wine and Roses  (1963)

Label:  Reprise Records

Recorded:  January 28, 1964

--------------------------------------------------------

 

The days of wine and roses laugh and run away like a child at play

Through the meadow land toward a closing door

A door marked "nevermore" that wasn't there before

 

The lone-ly night discloses just a passing breeze filled with memories

Of the golden smile that introduced me to

The days of wine and roses and you

 

<brief instrumental break>

The days of wine and roses

<more instrumental-rest of the first verse>

 

The lonely-----the night discloses just a passing breeze filled with memories

Of the golden smile that introduced me to

The days of wine and roses and you