Night and Day

NIghtAndDay

PROFILE
Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Year Written 1932
About Night and Day
Cole Porter wrote “Night and Day” for the 1932 musical Gay Divorce, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire. The song became and still is quite popular and certainly a standard in the American songbook. Significant recordings include those by Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and Django Reinhardt.

Lyrics

Night and day, you are the one
Only you beneath the moon, under the sun
Whether near to me or far
Doesn’t matter baby, where you are
I think of you day and night

Night and day, why is it so?
That this longing for you follows wherever I go
In the roaring traffic’s boom
In the silence of my lonely room
How I think of you day and night

Night and day, under the hide of me
There’s an oh, such a hungry yearning
Burning inside of me and it’s torment won’t be through
‘Til you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night, night and day

Night and day, you are the one
Only you ‘neath the moon, under the sun
Whether near to me or far
It’s no matter baby, where you are
I think of you day and night

Night and day, why is it so?
That this longing for you follows wherever I go
In the roaring traffic’s boom
In the silence of my lonely room
I think of you day and night

Night and day, under the hide of me
There’s an oh, such a hungry yearning
Burning inside of me and it’s torment won’t be through
‘Til you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night, night and day

Session / Album Information

1992

“Night and Day” was recorded in June 1992 and was released that year on Perfectly Frank. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1992: Columbia CD: CK 52965 — Perfectly Frank
  • 1992: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6565 — Perfectly Frank [Japan]
  • 1999: Sony International CD: 91207 — The Essential Tony Bennett: A Retrospective
  • 2000: Columbia/Legacy CD: CK 63570 — The Ultimate Tony Bennett
  • 2000: Sony Music CD: 63570 — The Ultimate Tony Bennett
  • 2002: Columbia/Legacy CD: 86634 — The Essential Tony Bennett
  • 2003: Globo/Columbia CD: 0030 2 — All The Best [Brazil]
  • 2008: Columbia/RPM/Legacy CD: 731397 — The Essential Tony Bennett [Limited Edition 3.0]
  • 2011: Disc #58 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK57) Perfectly Frank

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