Blues In The Night
Blues In The Night, (1941)
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Blues In The Night
Johnny Mercer (w)
Harold Arlen (m)
Blues In The Night
My mamma don tol' me
When I was in pigtails
My mamma don tol' me,
Son! A man'll sweet talk and give ya the big eye,
But when the sweet talkin's done
A man is a two-face, a worrisome thing
Who'll leave ya t' sing the blues in the night,
Now the rain's a fallin'
Hear the train a callin', Whooee,
My mamma don tol' me
Hear dat lonesome whistle blowin' cross the trestle, whooee,
My mamma don tol' me
A whoo-ee-duh-whoo-ee
Ol' clickety clack's a echoin' back the blues in the night,
The evenin' breeze'll start the trees to cryin'
And the moon'll hide its light,
When you get the blues in the night.
Take my word, the mockin' bird'll sing the saddest kind o' song
He knows things are wrong and he's right.
From Natchez to Mobile,
From Memphis to St. Joe,
Wherever the four winds blow;
I been in some big towns an' heard me some big talk,
But there is one thing I know,
A man is a two face, a worriesome thing
Who'll leave ya t' sing the blues in the night.
My mamma was right, there's blues in the night.
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Rosemary ClooneyColumbia39813CO47416
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Judy GarlandColumbia40270RHCO10931
Judy GarlandColumbia40340RHCO10931
Doris DayColumbia41103
Jeri Southern (Sonny Burke Orch)Decca29184L7701
Nellie LutcherDecca29284L7631
Larry Adler (Harmonica)Decca23524-B71699
Tex Beneke & His OrchestraRCA Victor20-3513
Luis ArcarazRCA Victor20-4418
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12/29/1937Harry James & His OrchestraParlophoneR 2977CO 32072
09/02/1941Artie Shaw & His OrchestraVictor27609067736
09/10/1941Woody Herman & His OrchestraDecca4030-BDLA2746
09/10/1941Woody Herman & His OrchestraDecca25194DLA2746
09/10/1941Cab Calloway & His OrchestraOkeh642231300
10/05/1941Charlie Barnet & His OrchestraBluebirdB11327061631
10/24/1941Judy Garland / David Rose OrchestraDecca4081-ADLA2799
12/22/1941Jimmie Lunceford & His OrchestraDecca4125-A70093-A
12/22/1941Jimmie Lunceford & His OrchestraDecca4125-B70094AA
12/22/1941Jimmie Lunceford & His OrchestraDecca2844170093
12/22/1941Jimmie Lunceford & His OrchestraDecca2844170094
12/24/1941Benny Goodman & His SextetColumbia3882132051
12/24/1941Benny Goodman SextetHarmony101232051
12/24/1941Benny Goodman & His SextetOkeh655332051
12/30/1941Harry James & his OrchestraColumbia36500CO32072
01/12/1942Dinah ShoreBluebirdB1143668853
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01/27/1942Guy Lombardo's Royal CanadiansDecca4177-A70228
01/27/1942Bing Crosby / J.S.Trotter OrchestraDecca4183-ADLA2857
01/28/1942Joe Turner & Freddie Slack 3Decca7885DLA2865
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02/12/1942Kate SmithColumbia36534CO32438
02/21/1942Alec Templeton (Piano)Decca18271-A70377
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