Day In – Day Out

Composer Rube Bloom
Lyricist Johnny Mercer
Year Written 1939
About Day In, Day Out
“Day In, Day Out” has been a favorite of vocalists since it was written. The tune itself is also rather unusual at 56 measures long. In American Popular Song, Alec Wilder notes that “the melodic line soared and moved across the page like a lovely brush stroke. And it had, remarkable for any pop song, passion.” It has been recorded by many of the finest vocalists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat “King” Cole, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé and Margaret Whiting.


Day in-day out
The same old voodoo follows me about
The same old pounding in my heart
Whenever I think of you and darling, I think of you
Day in and day out

Day out-day in
I needn’t tell you how my days begin
When I awake I awaken with a tingle
One possibility in view
That possibility of maybe seeing you

Come rain-come shine
I meet you and to me the day is fine
Then I kiss your lips and the pounding becomes
The oceans roar, a thousand drums
Can’t you see it’s love? Can there be any doubt
When there it is, day in-day out?

Session / Album Information


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

Day In, Day Out

Listen to Day In, Day Out on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1992.

This recording released on:

  • 1992: Columbia CD: CK 52965 — Perfectly Frank
  • 1992: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6565 — Perfectly Frank [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #58 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK57) Perfectly Frank

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