The song of the day for Thursday, November 19, 2020, is “One For My Baby (And One More For The Road).”
About This Song
“One For The Road” was written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the 1943 film The Sky’s The Limit, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire. Harold Arlen called this song one of his “tapeworms” as at 48 bars, it was longer than the standard 32 bar popular song. Alec Wilder, in American Popular Song, says that “the honors must go the lyric. … Just imagine having the acuity and courage to start a song, as Mercer does, with “It’s a quarter to three”!
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this version of “One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)” for his 1992 album Perfectly Frank. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.
“One For My Baby (And One More For The Road),” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from Apple Music.