Who Sang Blues in the Night? Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely cover art

Some other versions of "Blues in the Night"
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
release date: 1958
length: 4:45
vocal: Frank Sinatra
orchestra: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
arranger: Nelson Riddle
conductor: Nelson Riddle
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
piano: Bill Miller
trombone: Ray Sims, Russell Brown and Pullman "Tommy" Pederson
trumpet: Cappy Lewis
valve trombone: Juan Tizol
French horn: George Price, Sinclair Lott and James Decker
flute: Harry Klee and Arthur Gleghorn
oboe: Arnold Koblentz and Champ Webb
clarinet: Maurie Bercov, Chuck Gentry and Sal Franzella
bassoon: Don Christlieb and Norman Herzberg
violin: Daniel Karpilowsky, Felix Slatkin, Paul Shure, Emo Neufeld, Marshall Sosson, Victor Amo, Israel Baker, Gerald Vinci, Ben Gill, Arnold Belnick, Alex Beller and Victor Bay
viola: Dave Sterkin, Stanley Harris, Paul Robyn and Alvin Dinkin
cello: Armand Kaproff, James Arkatov, Joseph Saxon and Eleanor Slatkin
harp: Kathryn Julye
guitar: Al Viola
double bass: Ed Gilbert and Joe Comfort
percussion: Frank Flynn and Bill Richmond
drums (drum set): Bill Richmond and Frank Flynn
My mama done tol' me, when I was in knee-pants
My mama done tol' me, "Son a woman'll sweet talk"
And give you the big eye, but when the sweet talkin's done
A woman's a two-face, a worrisome thing who'll leave you to sing
The blues in the night

Now the rain's a-fallin', hear the train's a-callin, "whooee!"
My mama done tol' me, hear that lonesome whistle
Blowin' 'cross the trestle, "whooee!"
(My mama done tol' me a-whooee-ah-whooee
Ol' clickety-clack's a-echoin' back
The blues in the night

The evenin' breeze will start the trees to cryin'
And the moon will hide its light
When you get the blues in the night

And take my word, the mockingbird'll sing the saddest kind o' song
He knows things are wrong, and he's so right

From Natchez to Mobile, from Memphis to St. Joe
Wherever the four winds they might blow
I been in some big towns an' heard me some big talk
But there is one thing I know
A woman's a two-face, a worrisome thing who'll leave ya to sing the blues in the night

Mmm ooh ooh ooh my mama was right, there's blues in the night

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Only the Lonely
  • 2 Angel Eyes
  • 3 What’s New?
  • 4 It’s a Lonesome Old Town
  • 5 Willow Weep for Me
  • 6 Good‐Bye
  • 7 Blues in the Night
  • 8 Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
  • 9 Ebb Tide
  • 10 Spring Is Here
  • 11 Gone With the Wind
  • 12 One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)

  • Album Information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin