One For My Baby
(And One More For The Road)Words & Music by Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1958
D D9 D Am7 It's quar - ter to three, D D9 D Dsus4 Am Am7 D D9 D Am7 There's no one in the place ex - cept you and me, D D9 D Am7 D D9 D Dsus4 Am Am7 So, set 'em up, Joe, I got a lit - tle sto - ry D D9 D Am7 D DM7 D7 You oughta know. G F7 G F7 Em7 D A7 G/B B7 We're drinkin', my friend, to the end of a brief ep - i - sode -- G G/F# Em7 G G/F# G/B A7 D Make it one for my baby and one more for the road. G Dm6 I got the routine, G Dm6 Am7 G Dm6 G Dm6 So drop an - oth - er nick - el in the mach - ine; G Dm6 G Am7 Dm6 I feel kind - a bad, wish you'd make the mu - sic G Dm6 G GM7 G7 G6 Pret - ty and sad. C C9 C C9 Am7 G Am7 Edim E7 Could tell you a lot, but it's not in the gen - tle - man's code, A7 Em7 A7 C Em7 Edim Am7 G So, make it one for my baby and one more for the road. Bridge: Am7 C9 Am7 D9 You'd never know it but buddy, I'm a kind of poet, G GM7 G7 And I got a lot of things to say; Am7 C9 C C/B Am7 And when I'm gloomy, you gotta listen to me E7 Em7 A7 Till it's all talked away. G Dm6 Well that's how it goes, G Dm6 Am7 G Dm6 G Dm6 And Joe, I know you're gettin' pretty anx -ious to close; D Dm6 So, thanks for the cheer, G Dm6 Am7 G Dm6 G GM7 G7 I hope you did - n't mind my bendin' your ear. C C9 Am7 G/B Am7 G Am7 Edim E7 This torch that I found must be drowned or it soon might ex - plode, A7 Em7 A7 C Em7 Edim Am7 E7 F7 E7 So, make it one for my baby and one more for the road, A7 Edim Am7 G#7 G Am7 A7 D9 Am7 G That long, long road.
This is one I've wanted to do for a long time -- and had, in fact, tried to do before, but unsuccessfully. Then a certain friend of mine, of Canadian extraction, threw down the gauntlet . I'm glad he did. I must admit, I no longer play it the way this chart suggests -- I've developed an expanded version I really enjoy playing -- but this one is truer to the original that people would be familiar with, so it's the one I'm posting. If you are looking for a more exact replication of Sinatra's original, you would need to modulate to the key of F# at the end of the first verse. I don't. I play it as you see it here, and nobody seems to object.