Nancy Sinatra - One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) Lyrics

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 ought to 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

Well, I know the routine
So put another nickel in the machine
I'm feeling so bad
I wish you'd make the music dreamy and sad

Could tell you a lot
But you've got to 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 poet
And I've got a lot of things to say
And when I'm gloomy, you simply gotta listen to me
Until it's talked away

Well, that's how it goes
And Joe, I know you're getting anxious to close
So thanks for the cheer
I hope you didn't mind my bending your ear

This torch that I've found
Gotta be drowned or it's gonna explode
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the road
That long, long road

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  1. Marissa Pearson

    He does this so effortlessly

  2. haysfordays

    Completely in character and in the moment. Like watching a scene from a movie. Makes me think he could have been a great director. I found that he did in fact direct one film.

  3. Josh Dustman

    Just got my hear broken.. But I'm sure the pieces will come together soon.

  4. Fozzie Bear

    Thank you Blade Runner 2049 for taking us back!!

  5. Yellow 13

    Watch out for strangers!

  6. Mathias Jones

    I thought I was cool until I seen this. Thanks Frank ☹️

  7. Rob Lewis

    This June, 1962 concert in London during a world tour is the best live concert video of Sinatra in his vocal prime. He was the greatest singer in the English language at this point. Nobody could match his expression.

  8. Kolby Williams

    You know, this shows why Sinatra was such a talent. The guy could act. You can hear any number of people who can technically sing this song about as well as he could, maybe even better in some rare and exceptional cases. The song doesn’t have a huge range or demand a lot of dynamic contrast. This song requires you to be able to act and deliver these lines to an audience as if it was just you and the bartender. You don’t get the full experience just by listening to this. You have to watch. Even a gesture as simple as rubbing his face, or looking down at his cigarette must be perfectly timed to land and create an emotional reaction in the audience that creates the illusion that this is real. It’s not just a song, and it wasn’t rehearsed. I’m not sure we’ll ever see mainstream musicians accomplish this level of performance ever again, and that really makes me sad.

  9. The Roaring Twenties

    he was 53 here

  10. llolvii

    thursday november 14 4:67AM

    Reginald Jeeves

    Friday man


    @Reginald Jeeves ?

  11. rocknroller 77

    Absolutely love Frank. That voice, charisma and he was handsome to boot

  12. Critical Thinker presents the Critical Thinking Chronicles

    “🎤eeeez and sad,” 🎤is beautiful phrasing of the lyrics. Sinatra looks really high. Nice video. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Jes Tehr

    *head explodes in front of you from a bullet shot out of a T. rex mouth*

  14. Chet Blue Official

    Frank Sinatra was the real man with the best voice of humankind.

  15. Michael Strehle

    Cliff richardClff

  16. Greet Pack9

    When ever I think I am smooth, I see Franky ole blue eyes and remember what it truly means...

  17. Timothy Smith

    Mindless drone, puppet of the illuminati, still, sounded cool though

  18. Mercedes Bentley

    mick jagger for president

  19. Mr. Pope

    We can all be Frank

  20. eliseo rivas

    The Duke of Cool. God bless Frank Sinatra.

  21. YaguPL

    The Greatest .

  22. Frank Skorzeny

    Joe Mama

  23. Πορφύριος Ελεφαντοστού

    God among mortals

  24. murp h

    Priceless. Astounding. __ a treasure thanks for the post ___ rip great one

  25. Tvde1

    Outstanding performance. His voice, intonation and facial expressions sell this story completely

  26. HazelNoot

    I remember when I was younger, I was soul searching, going around the western US and doing odd jobs here and there, such as a bouncer, debt collector and even a private eye. Anyway I ended up in this small town in Nevada. I met this guy who was kind of the sheriff of the town. He and his friend were the kind of the protectors of this town, going out to exterminate pests and help out the people there. He was a veteran and had served as a sniper for the army, and his buddy helped spot him on missions, and after multiple tours with each other they settled down in the town. The guy was very hard pressed, very un-emotional, I later found out from his friend that the guy had seen some shit while serving, and so he kept his emotions very well hidden After talking to him he said that his wife had disappeared, and he wanted me to look into it, since I mentioned I used to be a private eye. Everyone else said that she had just packed up and left but no one knew for sure. I did some snooping and found out that there was a woman in town who had in fact kidnapped and sold her off to this cult in the mountains. I was shocked and knew what I had to do. So I found the wretched woman who sold her and asked her to come with me to the edge of town. She compiled and when we got there I put a red beret on my head. Then, suddenly BAM, the guy blew up her head with a sniper rifle from his position in the mouth of a giant T-Rex statue. After that he agreed to tag along with me, as he didn't feel welcome in his town anymore. So for a really long time me and him went all across the Mojave wasteland, wishing for nuclear winter.

  27. Jillian Trujillo

    god this would be so good to see live

  28. Keanu Siganoff

    I'd pay serious money to be as cool as 1:01-1:11

  29. om en

    patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter

  30. Riccardo Mura


  31. Btbt THE ONE & ONLY

    anyone 2019?? 🥺🖤🖤

  32. Kenichi Abrar Danuardi

    Quest Added:


  33. eL PieDra

    One for my baby, Craig Boone.

  34. Damon Couch

    Is it just me, or was he really drunk for this performance?

  35. Damon Cross

    I don't know this but...he was in a guantlet...respect

  36. BadFellas 01

    Ah - the 60s - when a performer could casually light a fag halfway through the song.

  37. Dawn 415

    Mighty long...:)

  38. big ol'

    What is he on?

  39. Ameer Syahmi

    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

  40. jakub pratnicki

    He looks completly fucked . Lovley drunk song

  41. the Epster

    No taller tree, no higher branch, no leaf further skyward... the great man effortlessly stumbles through this classic, punctuated by a cigarette... but the higher they climb the further they fall...

  42. Javier Caceres

    Cada cancion de Sinatra arrulla el alma

  43. Paula Fay

    Ahh Frank. You were my kinda man is all.

  44. Mannix Music — Mixing & Mastering

    "he didn't want any answers... he just wanted to talk."

  45. Annie Ryan

    God, this is beautiful. Rest in Peace, Frank

  46. Leif Bruton

    Crooning with a vape wouldn’t be nearly as cool.

  47. Terry O'Neill

    Not sure, but I don't think any singer wanted to touch this song after Sinatra released his interpretation of this classic

  48. Saul Amezcua

    Greatest live performance ever. End of discussion on that.

  49. Natural Resting Face

    Sinatra and Bennett are velvet. Titans of music.

  50. Shady Swift

    😘Ella Fitzgerald🎶🎶🎶🎶 Ella Ella Ella standing ovation 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾I’m not tossing you roses but handing them to you 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹❣️

  51. Andre Cartier

    Gotta love Sinatra.Met him sitting on a street corner in Paris, I was 12.Frank sat next to me and said" kid it can't be all that bad"He reached into his pocket and gave me, a 100.00 bill ,Tipped his hat and winked .Thats Class , That's Frank 🇫🇷.

  52. Ethan Riley

    Classic Johnny Mercer! Never forget the genius who wrote this song

  53. Christene Jackman

    Wow. The man knew how to feel a song.

  54. Doug Palmer

    So , Smooth,It Just Flows, Only Frank Could Do This, , And Any Of Us Older Dudes, Had Probably, Been, There, Pouring Out Our Hearts, To A Bar Tender, Over. A Girl, In The Wee Hours , Of The Morning, Its Real Life, !!

  55. F ox


  56. Jazz_IS_Bird And Duke_Ellington

    Drunk Sinatra! Lol

  57. commissionergordan

    You can't give a baby booze

  58. jhassett2

    Yes ...The definitive performance.....This is sublime.......

  59. Lark Macallan

    sweet, sad, beautiful perfection

  60. Akasha Lion's Gate

    I love you, Frank 👑💘

  61. krx xx

    please alcochol, not tonight

  62. Hector Roche

    This is gold.

  63. Martin Jensen

    This is just a small example of how great SINATRA was/RIP ole blue eyes.

  64. Andre Cartier

    In 1956 I was a kid still living in Paris.I sat on a corner watching all these German tanks going down my rue,they were filming a movie.Frank sat next to me and said "hey kid it can't be that bad."Then he stood up , put his hand in his pocket and handed me a hundred dollar bill .He just tipped his hat and winked .I didn't no enough English to say how much it ment to a poor kid like me. 🇫🇷. Class , I'LL never forget him.

  65. Andy Lockett

    his phrasing, his delivery, the whole performance - a supreme master of the art and an actor/singer extraordinaire. very reminiscent of jacques brel and tom waits in the way his character becomes the song and vice versa.

  66. Joel Gabriel

    Just amazing.

  67. Chazy Swpon

    this is class this is black&white gold

  68. El Danto

    Thank you obsidian and fallout new vegas for bringing frank sinatra into my life

  69. Stefan Hamilton

    Damn. His phrasing. Amazing.

  70. Rob Jones

    Even FS thought his performance on Ist June 1962 at the RFH was special.

    The midnight concert was utterly compelling, and he had the audience eating out of his hand for
    ninety glorious minutes.

    The DVD of that show shows him at the very peak of his powers.
    No wonder Miles, Amy, Basie, Harry Connick Jnr, BB King and Iggy Pop rated him so highly.

  71. mar c

    how cool is that.

  72. Sofia Gallegos

    a fucking great performance

  73. America's Team - 5x Super Bowl Champions

    3:40 I love how he sings while walking away from the mic

  74. Richard Condon

    That pinky ring...he gave it to Q !

  75. Raúl Parada

    This song sounds stupid....

  76. Thomas Kirkpatrick


  77. Swxyze

    Great atmosphere

  78. Asher Samuel

    Such a wonderful voice

  79. Easter Worshipper

    To strangers.

  80. Ysa & Beau's Toy Adventures

    Absolute perfection

  81. Michael B

    Amazing. Never seen a performance so intimate and capturing

  82. Carlos Villarreal

    these kind of songs is what makes a heartbreak a little bit more bittersweet. helps you heal the wounds of an unrequited love, even when you thought it wouldn't have worked.

    Frank was reciting in this song, he wasn't singing.

    the road is still too long, if you ask me.

  83. a b

    What a great performance from the chairman of the board

  84. MemeRetro

    Poor Boone and K

    Mah Shetty

    Love boone

  85. A Smart Dog

    >my wife dies

  86. Paulo Torre

    Italian Style 🇺🇸🇮🇹

  87. Ching Chong

    two of my favorites, New Vegas and blade runner

  88. John Rambo

    Herr in 2019

  89. Joseph RC Chhangte

    A night walking alone in the Streets of Paris would be perfect with this song.....✌

  90. Jill Foley

    As a 16 year old teenager in 1959 I played Frank non stop full blast when my parents were away in Spain and now as a 77 year old I still play Frank on my lovely vinyl record player. I have decided this version will be played at my funeral as it is sheer perfection . Also my late husband Norman Foley bore a remarkable physical resemblance to Frank. Spooky or what!

  91. America's Team - 5x Super Bowl Champions

    He's just....... so cool.

  92. Massimo dalla tor


  93. murp h

    Never ever will this get old. He is forever

  94. kapppz

    Cig in one hand, drink in the other, crooning. Damn, those were the days.

  95. Phyllis Ortiz

    The Chairman will never be surpassed! Do you think this song is near when Ava left him? How could she have left our Frank? They say she was his greatest love. Phyllis Ortiz

  96. Charity Burnett

    Great artist and master entertainer - always this gorgeous conversation with the audience.

  97. Daryl Rogers

    Anybody with any appreciation of artistic genius.