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Monday, October 19, 2015

Frank Sinatra: “Love's been Good to Me” (1969) (Video and Lyrics!)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

This song was part of the Man Alone album, original songs, all of which Rod McKuen wrote for Sinatra.
 

Love's been Good to Me
Words & Music by Rod McKuen

I have been a rover,
I have walked alone,
Hiked a hundred highways,
Never found a home.

Still in all I'm happy,
The reason is, you see,
Once in a while, along the way,
Love's been good to me.

There was a girl, in Denver,
Before the summer storm,
Oh, her eyes were tender,
Oh, her arms were warm.

And she could smile away the thunder,
Kiss away the rain,
Even though she's gone away,
You won't hear me complain.

I have been a rover,
I have walked alone,
Hiked a hundred highways,
Never found a home.

Still in all I'm happy,
The reason is, you see,
Once in a while, along the way,
Love's been good to me.

There was a girl, in Portland,
Before the winter chill,
We used to go a-courtin,'
Along October Hill.

And she could laugh away the dark clouds,
Cry away the snow,
It seems like only yesterday,
As down the road I go.

I've been a rover,
I have walked alone,
Hiked a hundred highways,
Never found a home.

Still in all I'm happy,
The reason is, you see,
Once in a while, along the way,
Love's been good to me.
 


 

[Previously, in this series:

“Frank Sinatra: My Shining Hour (Video, from Trilogy: Past Present Future)”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Arlen & Mercer’s Come Rain or Shine”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Quintessential Version of Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer’s ‘One for My Baby (and One More, for the Road)’”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Classic Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer Torch Song, ‘Blues in the Night’”;

“Frank Sinatra: Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer’s Stormy Weather (Video)”;

“Frank Sinatra Live! Medley of The Gal That Got Away and It Never Entered My Mind, Performed in 1980 at Carnegie Hall (Great Quality Video of a Grand Performance!)”;

“Frank Sinatra: Here's That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke)”;

“Frank Sinatra’s Revelatory, 1962 Performance of Kern and Fields’ The Way You Look Tonight”;

“Paul Robeson?! Hear Frank Sinatra Give the Definitive Interpretation of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Ol’ Man River (1963)”;

“The Greatest Song Ever Written? Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein's Soliloquy”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Real ‘New York, New York,’ by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green, from On the Town (1944/1949)”;

“The Swingingest Record You’ll Ever Hear! Fly Me to the Moon, by Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones”;

“Frank Sinatra: Autumn in New York, with the Billy May Orchestra (Video)”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Make Rodgers & Hart Swing! ‘The Lady is a Tramp’; Live at Madison Square Garden/1974”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra and a Bunch of Little Kids Sing the 1960 Academy Award-Winning Song, ‘High Hopes’”;

“If Frank Sinatra were Still Alive, and were Interviewed by Larry King”;

“When Sinatra Ruled: Hear Him Sing ANOTHER Oscar-Winning Song, ‘All the Way,’ from The Joker is Wild (1957)”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn’s ‘Love and Marriage’;

“Hear Frank Sinatra’s Unique Presentation of Cole Porter’s ‘I've Got You Under My Skin’”;

“Frank Sinatra Sings ‘Young at Heart’”;

“‘A Man Alone’: How Great was Sinatra? So Great that with a Voice that was Way Past Its Prime, and Less than Stellar Material, He was Still the World’s Greatest Singer—that’s How Great He was!”;

“I'll Never Smile Again: Hear 24-Year-Old Frank Sinatra with the Pied Pipers and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1940!”;

“Frank Sinatra: ‘In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning’ (1955)”;

“Frank Sinatra: I Didn't Know What Time It was”;

“Sinatra Celebration News: Pennsylvania Music Newspaper Columnist Announces Releases of Rare Radio Broadcasts and Rehearsals from 1935-1955, and Provides a Lovely, Yet Succinct Introduction to the Works of ‘The Voice’”;

“Frank Sinatra: A Swinging Ring-a-Ding-Ding (1961 Recording)”;

“The Day the Music Died (A Photoessay on Frank Sinatra)”;

“Frank Sinatra, Singing Rodgers & Hart’s My Funny Valentine”;

“Brassy and Sassy! Frank Sinatra Singing Brazil.”

“Sinatra, Rodgers & Hart, and ‘I Could Write a Book’! (Pal Joey)”;

“Frank Sinatra Sings ‘Softly’”;

“Sinatra, Loesser, and May: ‘Luck be a Lady’! (1963)”;

“Swing Along with Frank Sinatra and Billy May! ‘Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week’ (1959)”; and

“Frank Sinatra: Call Me Irresponsible.”]

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