Billie Holiday - One For My Baby Lyrics

It's quarter to three, there's no one in the place
Except you and me
So set 'em' up joe, I 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 know the routine, put another nickel
In the machine
I feel kind of bad, can't you make the music
Easy and sad

I could tell you a lot, but it's not
In a gentleman's 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 poet
And I've got a lot of things I'd like to say
And if I'm gloomy, please listen to me
Till it's talked away

Well that's how it goes, and joe I know your gettin'
Anxious to close
Thanks for the cheer
I hope you didn't mind
My bending your ear

But this torch that I found, it's gotta be drowned
Or it's gonna explode
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the road

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  1. Norma Angélica Sevilla

    Maravillosa melodía para decir adiós a la Vida.

  2. bill lee

    If I ever saw a stripper dance to this my head would transform into a wolf in a zoot suit and I'd be howlin like a looney toon

  3. emilia Alvarez

    ME ENCANTA ! agradezco eternamente poder tener este privilegio.Recien lo descubri y estoy feliz .gracias de nuevo.

  4. Pearlbitch

    Listen to Ben Webster and Sweets Edison in the background, adding so much to this great performance!

  5. Manny Kourkoulos

    And I have tears n my eyes every time I hear this.

  6. Karlee Valentino

    My God... Billie was so exceptional, and the gift to make you feel the mood of the song. Never again will there be another like her. simply stunning.

  7. Nate

    NateI wonder why Amy Winehouse never covered this tune! Seems like the perfect match. Ya think she didn't want to compete with Billie? . Damn, I would LOVE to hear Amy sing this song!

  8. John Benn

    WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    From a mad keen 73yo Aussie fan.

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  10. Rob Jones

    Sinatra's favourite vocalist, and his biggest influence.

    When he heard of Lady Day's death he locked himself in a room for three days with a bottle of JD, weeping copiously over his copy of "Lady In Satin".

  11. Phil James

    Think it is safe to say Amy Winehouse was acquainted with this tune.

  12. Γιώργος Κυρατσός

    [1957] Harry 'Sweets' Edison (tpt) - Ben Webster (ts) - Jimmy Rowles (p) - Barney Kessel (g) - Joe Mondragon (b) - Larry Bunker (d)

  13. reekashade

    Billy Holliday has style,grace & a unique ingredient that is lacking nowadays sincerity…she pours out her heart & soul out with every lyric…this lady was a consummate artist a top shelf kind of girl…love her voice…take a listen,you will never be disappointed…Reeka.

    Lorraine Ashby

    Always appreciated the life and music of this great lady - such a unique tone to her voice - nice share Reeka!!:))

  14. Hech Rhymes

    Best version of this song I've found to date.  Amazing--I love you Billie!

  15. Frenchie séverine

    I am in love with this song.."One for my baby..and one more for the road"..all i need is a man who loves me and hugs me no more but Billie Holiday has a honey voice..She was divine,sublime even if i can feel the sadness and torments in her voice...She was unique!

    Yader Zapata

    Frenchie séverine m

  16. Sidênia Freire

    Sad, deep and very sexy ...This is Billie Holiday!! For ever Diva!!

  17. Onceinasecondsongs

    one for my baby and one for the road to the next bar

  18. Marko Jovicic

    ur evreything i need in my life Billie

  19. dpohunter

    Simply wonderful. I enjoy her later work more that the recordings from her heyday. Thanks for posting!

    monica bella

    Although her voice has gone, shes still great. But never comparable to her early recordings. NEVER!