One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) Lyrics - Billie Holiday

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Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
release date: 1957
genres: Jazz
styles: Vocal/Swing
length: 5:43
producer: Norman Granz
guitar: Barney Kessel
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
piano: Jimmy Rowles
tenor saxophone: Ben Webster
trumpet: Harry “Sweets” Edison
vocal: Billie Holiday
double bass: Joe Mondragon
composer: Harold Arlen
lyricist: Johnny Mercer

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
I think you should know

We're drinking my friend, to the end
Of a brief episode
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the road

I know the routine, put another nickel
In the machine
I feel kind of bad, can't you make the music
Easy and sad

I could tell you a lot, but it's not
In a gentleman's code
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've got a lot of things I'd like to say
And if I'm gloomy, please listen to me
Till it's talked away

Well that's how it goes, and Joe I know your gettin'
Anxious to close
Thanks for the cheer
I hope you didn't mind
My bending your ear

But this torch that I found, It's gotta be drowned
Or it's gonna explode
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the road






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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Day in Day Out
  • 2 A Foggy Day
  • 3 Stars Fell on Alabama
  • 4 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
  • 5 Just One of Those Things
  • 6 I Didn't Know What Time It Was