So Smooth ~ 1955
One for My Baby
It's a quarter t' three,
There's no one in the place except you an' me.
So, set 'em up Joe,
I've got a little story that you otta kno.
We're drinkin' my friend,
t' the end of a brief episode,
Make it one for ma baby
an' one more for the road . . .
I got the routine,
so drop another nickel in the machine,
I'm feelin' so bad,
I wish you'd make the music dreamy an' sad,
Could tell you a lot,
but you've got to be true to your 'code'
Make it one for ma baby,
one more for the road . . .
You'd never kno' it,
but Buddy, I'm kind of a poet,
And I've got a lot of things to say.
And when I'm gloomy,
you simply gotta listen to me,
Until it's talked away . . .
Well, that's how it goes,
and Joe I kno' you're gettin' anxious t' close,
So thanks for the cheer,
I hope you didn't mind my bendin' your ear . . .
This torch that I've found,
must be drowned or it soon will explode,
Make it one for ma baby,
an' one more for the road . . .
That long, long road!
~ featured in the 1955 Hollywood musical "Young at Heart"
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, 1943 
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