My Melancholy Baby
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Come to me, my melancholy baby
Cuddle up and don't be blue
All your fears are foolish fancies, maybe
You know, honey, I'm in love with you

Every cloud must have a silver lining
Just wait until the sun shines through
Smile, my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear
Or else I shall be melancholy too

Every cloud must have a silver lining
Just wait until the sun shines through




Smile, my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear
Or else I shall be melancholy too

Overall Meaning

In Frank Sinatra's song "My Melancholy Baby," the singer invites their significant other to come and be comforted. The lyrics are romantic and heartfelt, calling on the listener to not be afraid of their fears and to embrace the good things in life. The singer expresses their love for the other, promising to kiss away their tears and to be there with them through thick and thin.


Perhaps more than anything, "My Melancholy Baby" is a song about the power of love to heal and to sustain. The line "All your fears are foolish fancies, maybe" speaks to the often irrational grip that fear can have on us, and the way that love can provide a salve for these worries. Similarly, the repeated reference to silver linings and the sun shining through is an important image of hope and renewal, both of which are central to the idea of love.


Line by Line Meaning

Come to me, my melancholy baby
Come closer to me, my darling who is feeling unhappy


Cuddle up and don't be blue
Snuggle with me and don't feel sad


All your fears are foolish fancies, maybe
Your worries may be baseless or unfounded


You know, honey, I'm in love with you
You should know that I am deeply in love with you


Every cloud must have a silver lining
There is always a positive aspect to every negative situation


Just wait until the sun shines through
Be patient and things will get better


Smile, my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear
Cheer up, my beloved, and let me comfort you


Or else I shall be melancholy too
If you don't feel better, then I will also be sad




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Written by: George Norton, Ernie Burnett, Maybelle E Watson

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FRED GAMER CHANNEL

Come to me, my melancholy baby
Cuddle up and don't be blue
All your fears are foolish fancies, maybe
You know, honey, I'm in love with you

Every cloud must have a silver lining
Just wait until the sun shines through
Smile, my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear
Or else I shall be melancholy too

Smile, my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear
Or else I shall be melancholy too



All comments from YouTube:

ALAN GRANVILLE

As usual Frank gets right into the heart of the song and sings with respect and understanding of the story the song is all about.

Eric Danley

My Pop's very favorite song. He loved my Mom and this was his song for her.

Myles Lenaught

How nice! Great times and tunes back then, huh?

Mike Katz

Thank You for this great recording! My Mom sang this to us as kids over 60 years ago.

Elizabeth Cimino

My Father used to sing this song. Whenever I hear it, it reminds me of him. I didn't even know what melancholy meant, but I do know. I miss you every day, My Beloved Father!!

murp h

Elizabeth Cimino. Wonderful words expressed

missgreeneyes56

One of my favourite songs and Frankie was just pure magic.

Melayna James

My boyfriend who is in the air force, calls me his Melancholy Baby. Because my name has Mel in it :) I miss him a lot but things like this make it easier :)

Lauren Chulamanis

My dearest Daddy who passed away this year sang this to me often when I was a very small child and I will always think of him when I hear this song .. and many others by the incomparable Frank Sinatra.

murp h

A very special vocalist who could communicate such special meaning and beauty

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