one for my baby (and one more for the road) [1957 stereo version] lyrics – billie holiday

it’s quarter to three
there’s no one in the place, except you and me
so set ’em’ up joe, i’ve got a little story, you oughta 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 got the routine
so drop another nickel in the machine
i’m feeling so bad, i wish you’d make the music dreamy and sad
i could tell you a lot but you’ve gotta be true to your code

make it one for my baby
and one more for the road

you’d never know it, but buddy i’m a kind of a poet
and i’ve got a lot of things to say
and when i’m gloomy, you simply gotta listen to mean
until it’s talked away

well, that’s how it goes
and joe i know you’re gettin’ anxious to close
so thanks for the cheer, i hope you didn’t mind, my bending your ear
this torch that i found must be drowned or it soon might explode

make it one for my baby
and one more for the road

you’d never know it, but buddy i’m a kind of a poet
and i’ve got a lot of things to say
and when i’m gloomy, you simply got to listen to me
until it’s talked away

well, that’s how it goes
and joe i know you’re gettin’ anxious to close
so thanks for the cheer, i hope you didn’t mind my bending your ear
this torch that i found must be drowned or it soon might explode

make it one for my baby
and one more for the road
that long, long road

/ billie holiday lyrics