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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

By David Mann & Bob Hilliard

Frank Sinatra chose this as the title song of his first--and best--full-length LP for Capitol Records, introducing it to the world with one of his very finest recordings. A brilliant reading that begs repeated listening and demonstrates why Sinatra was the greatest vocal interpreter of popular song, his version has colored every other that has come after.


In the wee small hours of the morning,
While the whole wide world is fast asleep,
You lie awake and think about the girl,
And never, ever think of counting sheep.

When your lonely heart has learned its lesson,
You;d be hers, if only she would call.
In the wee small hours of the morning,
That's the time you miss her most of all.

Recorded By:

Johnny Hartman
Carly Simon
Julie London
Stacey Kent
Tierney Sutton

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