One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) – Fred Astaire

“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 got a little story
You oughta 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 got the routine
So drop another nickel
In the machine
I’m feeling so bad
I wish you’d make the music
Dreamy and sad
I could tell you a lot
But that ain’t true to a 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 all 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
But this torch that I found
Must be drowned
Or it soon might explode
So make it one for my baby
And one more for the road
Don’t let it be be said
That ol’ unsteady can’t carry his load
So make it one for my baby
And one more for the road
That long, long, long and lonely road