The song of the day for Sunday, November 15, 2015 is “The Rules of the Road.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “The Rules of the Road,” was written in 1961 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. While Coleman and Leigh are best-known for their scores for Broadway musicals, such as Little Me and Wildcat, “The Rules of the Road” was not written for a show. In addition to several recordings by Tony Bennett, the song has also been recorded by Lena Horne, Shirley Horne, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney.
About This Version
I absolutely love this song when it’s sung by Tony Bennett. And this version, recorded with the Ralph Sharon Trio (with Billy Exiner on drums and Hal Gaylord on bass) in 1964 for When Lights Are Low is far and away my favorite of all his recordings of “The Rules of the Road.”
“The Rules of the Road,” as well as When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.