The song of the day for Friday, May 14, 2021, is “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”
About This Song
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” was written in 1940 by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Bob Russell. Originally written as an instrumental, Ellington named the song “Never No Lament.” Russell’s lyrics came in 1942 and the song’s title was changed to the current “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” The somewhat sad lyric of the jilted lover who would just rather stay home bumps up against the very cheerful tune.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” for his 1967 album Tony Makes It Happen! The wonderful Marion Evans wrote the arrangement.
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” as well as Tony Makes It Happen!, is available from Apple Music.