The song of the day for Tuesday, May 29, 2018 is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
“The Rules of the Road” was written in 1960 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. Andy Propst, in his recent biography of Coleman, You Fascinate Me So, writes that Coleman was suffering from writer’s block during that period, when Carolyn Leigh was wanting to work on “The Rules of the Road.” When he did find his away around that block, the result was “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett has recorded “The Rules of the Road” several times, the first time in 1961 with an arrangement by Ralph Burns. Today’s version was recorded in 1964 for the album When Lights Are Low and is a rather nice and somewhat introspective version, arranged by Ralph Sharon.
“The Rules of the Road” is a real favorite of your author, who indulges herself frequently with this song. Thank you for your patience. 🙂
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.