Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Don't worry 'bout me
I'll get along
Just you forget about me
Be happy my love

Just say that our little show is over
And so the story ends
Why not call it a day in a sensible way
And we'll remain friends

Look out, look out for yourself
Should be the rule
You just give your heart and your love
To whomever you love
Don't you be a fool

Baby why stop and cling to some fading thing
That used to be
So if you can forget
Don't you worry 'bout me

Baby why stop and cling to some losing thing
That used to be




Well, if you can forget
Don't you worry 'bout me

Overall Meaning

In Frank Sinatra’s song, “Don’t Worry ’bout Me,” the singer is speaking to his lover, asking her not to worry about him after their breakup. It is clear that he still has feelings for her, but he recognizes that it is time for them to move on. The pace of the song is soft and somber, fitting perfectly with the lyrics that convey this feeling of melancholy.


The singer suggests that they just move on and that they should remain friends. He emphasizes that it is essential for everyone to look out for themselves and not be foolish with their heart. No one should hold onto something that is not meant to be, and he encourages his lover to let go of what has passed.


He recognizes that the pain of the loss may hurt, but reassures his lover that he will get along. Throughout the song, Sinatra delivers a heartfelt plea to his former partner, acknowledging the fact that he is only human and can’t escape heartache entirely.


In conclusion, "Don't Worry 'bout Me" is a heart-wrenching song that is both personal and universal, and it resonates with anyone who has gone through a rough breakup. It is a masterful fusion of lyrics and vocals, capturing the emotions that come with heartache in a way that is unforgettable.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't worry 'bout me
Please don't concern yourself with my well-being


I'll get along
I will be fine on my own


Just you forget about me
Please disregard my existence and move on


Be happy my love
I wish for your happiness, my beloved


Just say that our little show is over
Let's admit that our relationship is over


And so the story ends
Our romantic story has come to a close


Why not call it a day in a sensible way
It would be wise to end things peacefully


And we'll remain friends
We can still keep a friendly connection


Look out, look out for yourself
Protect yourself from harm above all else


Should be the rule
This is the most important principle to follow


You just give your heart and your love
Offer your affection and devotion


To whomever you love
To the person whom you have romantic feelings for


Don't you be a fool
Don't act foolishly or recklessly


Baby why stop and cling to some fading thing
Why hold on to something that is slowly disappearing


That used to be
That was once a part of your life


So if you can forget
If you are able to move on


Don't you worry 'bout me
Please don't concern yourself with my well-being


Baby why stop and cling to some losing thing
Why hold on to something that is unsuccessful


Well, if you can forget
If you are able to move on


Don't you worry 'bout me
Please don't concern yourself with my well-being




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, O/B/O DistroKid, Sentric Music, Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler

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@leftnuff

Absolutely...A Beautiful song.

@daniellandsness3982

How quickly we forget about these classics.

@kennethmarshall306

Not me

@jebsievers

I hear ya there. Those horns follow the lyrics just right at 1:55. They convey the perfect feeling. Like how your brain processes strong words you just heard into feelings.

@jebsievers

Still here at age 37. Hello to you!

@MJLeger-yj1ww

I don't, Daniel, I listen to them over and over because they are truly hard to beat and the singers today, largely just do NOT have it like Frank Sinatra did. He is gone, but fortunately, we have plenty of recordings that he made throughout his long career, so that his immeasurable talent will never be forgotten!

@LazyIRanch

Thanks to YouTube, I'm hearing many of the songs I remember my Mom singing. Now that I can find the originals, I'm enjoying listening and remembering my sweet Mom (she would be 100 this year if she was still here).

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@MJLeger-yj1ww

This is an old favorite of mine by Sinatra, who had a hit single of this song in 1954. When that interlude starts (at 1:57 to 2:27) and those horns come crashing in, I get goosebumps! Sinatra really liked this song too, and sang it often at concerts. (The sound on this version is so clear and beautiful!)

@theeclecticreader5657

Nelson Riddle, baby!

@JPLodine

Billy May I think?

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