One For My Baby

Words and Music by :  Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen

Recorded by Harry Belafonte on:
Recording date: 1958
Playing time: 4:34
LP : LSP1972,  11-701, SDL003,
Tape: CPS-118, TP3-5063
CD: 07863-58555-2, CD036, 07863-67403-2, ARMCD019, RGMCD006

Also recorded by    
Billie Holiday  
Frank Sinatra  


Itís quarter to three thereís no one in the place but you and me
So set íem up Joe Iíve got a little story you ought to know
Weíre drinking my friend to the end of a grieve episode
Make it one for my baby and one more for the road

Iíve got the routine so drop another nickel in the machine
Iím felling so bad I wish youíd make the music dreamy and sad
Could tell a lot but youíve got to be true to your code
So make it one for my baby, yes and one more for the road

Youíd never know it but buddy Iím a kind of poet
And I got a lot of things to say
And when Iím gloomy you simply got to listen to me
íTil itís all talked away well thatís how it goes
And Joe I know youíre getting anxious to close
So thanks for the cheer I hope you didnít mind me bending your ear
This torch I found must be drowned or it soon will explode
So make it one for my baby and one more for the road
That long, long road