April 11, 2015

#74: In which Frank makes himself a pizza

"It's Nice To Go Trav'ling" was written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen and arranged by Billy May for 1958's Come Fly With Me:



Bob Belvedere picked this for his #80 and commented:

Cahn and Van Heusen wrote this specially to be the last song on the Come Fly With Me album and it’s a nice touch after the whirlwind time we’ve just had going around the world, partying and romancing. Frank perfectly captures that feeling many of us get as we head home from vacation: ‘It’s very nice to go trav’ling but it’s oh, so nice to come home’.  I believe he also contributed the last set of lyrics which are spoken:

No more Customs…
Burn the passport…
No more packin’…
And unpackin’…
Light the home fires…
Get my slippers…
Make a pizza….
The domestic Sinatra. I'm not sure I believe in such a creature, at least not in 1958, but I love to picture him in the kitchen spreading the sauce and sprinkling on the cheese.

Mark Steyn has already covered three other songs from this CD, his #11, 18, and 20. So much Sinatra, so little time.
 

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