One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)

 

Lyrics by: Johnny Mercer

Music by: Harold Arlen

Arranged by: Axel Stordahl Ray Heindorf (conductor) Bill Miller (piano) Nelson Riddle Bill Miller Quincy Jones & Billy Byers Patrick Williams

From the Album: Sinatra at the Sands with Count Basie Orchestra

From the Film: The Sky's The Limit (1943)

From the Movie: Young at Heart (1954)

Label: Columbia Warner Bros. Capitol Capitol Reprise Reprise Capitol

Recorded: 8/11/47 8/11/54 6/24/58 6/26/58 6/5/62 (live in Paris) 1/26/66 to 2/1/66 (live in Las Vegas)

7/1/93 (with Kenny G)

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It's quarter to three, there's no one in the place except you and me

So, set 'em up, Joe, I got a little story you oughta know

We're drinkin', my friend, to the end of a brief episode

Make it one for my baby and one more for the road

 

I got the routine, so drop another nickel in the machine

I'm feelin' so bad, wish you'd make the music pretty and sad

Could tell you a lot, but you've got to be true to your code

So, make it one for my baby and one more for the road

 

You'd never know it but buddy, I'm a kind of poet

And I got a lot of things to say

And when I'm gloomy, you simply gotta listen to me

Till it's all talked away

 

Well that's how it goes and Joe, I know your gettin' pretty anxious to close

So, thanks for the cheer, I hope you didn't mind my bendin' your ear

This torch that I found must be drowned or it soon might explode

So, make it one for my baby and one more for the road

That long, long road