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One for my Baby song lyrics


Song lyrics to One for my Baby

One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) is a hit song written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the musical The Sky’s the Limit and first performed in the film by Fred Astaire. It’s been recorded by dozens of performers, notable Frank Sinatra, and performed on film many times, including by Ida Lupino in Road House

It’s quarter to three, there’s no one in the place except you and me
So, set ’em up, Joe, I got a little story you oughta know
We’re drinkin’, my friend, to the end of a brief episode
Make it one for my baby and one more for the road

I got the routine, so drop another nickel in the machine
I’m feelin’ so bad, wish you’d make the music pretty and sad
I could tell you a lot, but you’ve got to be true to your code
Just make it one for my baby and one more for the road

You’d never know it but buddy, I’m a kind of poet
And I got a lot of things I’d like to say
And when I’m gloomy, you simply gotta listen to me
Till it’s talked away

Well that’s how it goes and Joe, I know your gettin’ pretty anxious to close
And thanks for the cheer, I hope you didn’t mind my bendin’ your ear
But this torch that I found must be drowned or it soon might explode
So, make it one for my baby and one more for the road
The long, it’s so long, the long, very long

Updated June 11, 2022


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