The song of the day for Sunday, July 30, 2017 is “Now I l Lay Me Down To Sleep.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Now I l Lay Me Down To Sleep,” was written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh in 1958. Tony Bennett’s was the first recording of this song and it was well-received. Billboard reviewed the song in the April 28, 1958 edition: “Top side is a lovely new Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh ballad that is given a beautiful rendition by the artist. … Very spinable wax.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” on April 8, 1958; it was released as a single just a couple of weeks later. The arrangement was by Frank DeVol.
“Now I l Lay Me Down To Sleep,” as well as all of the songs collected on The Columbia Singles, Vol. 5, is available from iTunes.