Who Sang One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)? Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
release date: 1958
genres: Jazz Blues Pop
styles: Vocal/Big Band/Contemporary Jazz/Ballad
length: 4:26
vocal: Frank Sinatra
orchestra: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
arranger: Nelson Riddle
harp: Kathryn Julye
trumpet: Cappy Lewis
flute: Harry Klee and Arthur Gleghorn
guitar: Al Hendrickson and Al Viola
piano: Bill Miller
double bass: Ed Gilbert and Joe Comfort
conductor: Nelson Riddle
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
trombone: Ray Sims, Russell Brown, Pullman “Tommy” Pederson and Milt Bernhart
French horn: James McGee, George Price and James Decker
oboe: Arnold Koblentz and Champ Webb
clarinet: Sal Franzella, Gus Bivona, Maurie Bercov and Chuck Gentry
bassoon: Norman Herzberg and Don Christlieb
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: Paul Robyn, Stanley Harris, Dave Sterkin and Alvin Dinkin
cello: James Arkatov, Joseph Saxon, Armand Kaproff and Eleanor Slatkin
percussion: Frank Flynn and Bill Richmond
drums (drum set): Frank Flynn and Bill Richmond
composer: Harold Arlen
lyricist: Johnny Mercer
It's quarter to three
There's no-one in the place
'Cept You and me.
So set 'em up Joe,
I've 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've got the routine
Put another nickel in the machine
I'm feeling so bad
Can't you make the music easy and sad
I could tell you a lot
But you've gotta 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
So when I'm gloomy, won't you listen to me
'Til it's talked away
Well, that's how it goes

And Joe I know you're getting anxious to close
And thanks for the cheer
I hope you didn't mind my bending your ear
But this touch that I've 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

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)