Trav’lin’ Light

Billie

PROFILE
Composers Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy
Lyricist Johnny Mercer
Year Written 1942
About Trav’lin’ Light
This wonderful song was first recorded by Paul Whiteman with Billie Holiday on vocals. It’s a wonderful, classic Mercer lyric and the tune is lovely. In addition to this recording, this song has been recorded by Anita O’Day, Peggy Lee, Queen Latifah, Shirley Horn and Sonny Rollins.

Lyrics

I’m trav’lin’ light
Because my gal has gone
So from now on
I’m trav’lin’ light

She said goodbye
And took my heart away
So from today
I’m trav’lin’ light

No one to see
I’m free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories

Some lucky night
She may come back again
But until then
I’m trav’lin’ light

Session / Album Information

1996

“Trav’lin’ Light” was recorded in June 1996 and released in 1997 on the album Tony Bennett On Holiday. It was arranged by Jorge Calandrelli.

http://open.spotify.com/track/1qgbAv7Q5TY5IAEv03FzJ3

This recording released on:

  • 1997: Columbia CD: CK 67774 — On Holiday
  • 2011: Disc #63 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK61) On Holiday

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