This oft-recorded song was composed in 1963 by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson. Extensive research tells us that Hilliard also wrote the lyrics for In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, Any Day Now, and a particular favorite of mine, The Coffee Song. But don't let that distract you; this is pretty great:
More research explains the peculiar title of the jazzy 1963 album:
Her first album after leaving Verve Records, Blossom Dearie Sings Rootin' Songs was recorded for Hires Root Beer, on whose television commercials Dearie had sung. The album was originally available for 50¢ and two bottle caps.Alas, that deal has since expired.
(Speaking of expired, any disco-babies out there remember this version?)
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