One for My Baby
Frank Sinatra Lyrics

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

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Written by: Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

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Bill Horton

Played this at Dad's funeral.  his favorite song.  Not a dry eye in the joint!  86 years old, three quarters of his friends already gone, and still the place was packed.  Dad and Frank are my heros.

Lisa Stewart

We also played this at my father's funeral. Everytime I hear it my heart breaks.... beautiful song. My father loved Sinatra and even was born on December 12th. Sinatra's birthday also💔💔💔


Lovely story, BIll, and a lovely memory. Cherish it.

Kent Fry


Tom Marchese



@Tom Marchese I’m playing this for you father may he rest in peace

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James Hollwig

The orchestration here, unlike some other Sinatra songs, is understated. The whole thing is mellow. It's perfect melancholy.


Quincy Jones


It's not just that  it's Sinatra's voice, but the wonderful playing of the piano, violins and sax that accompanies his fabulous voice at key times of the song to make it the most wonderful song he ever performed.  Forget New York, New York, or any other popular Sinatra songs.  This was his best effort ever, and yet sadly forgotten.


Oh no, not forgotten at all at all.

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