Thursday, November 18, 2010

Frank Sinatra: Fly Me to the Moon

You can listen to the song here.

Written by: Bart Howard in 1954.
Recorded: June 9-12, 1964: Los Angeles, California
Released: 1964
Album: It Might As Well Be Swing
Label: Reprise Records

It Might As Well Be Swing: Frank Sinatra & Count Basie.
Fly Me To The Moon is the title track.





















The song made it to outer space and to the moon, Wikipedia says:
Frank Sinatra recorded it on the album It Might as Well Be Swing (1964), accompanied by Count Basie. The arrangement by Quincy Jones has become the rendition most people know. Jones changed the time signature, which was originally 3/4 waltz-time, to 4/4 and gave it a looser, swing feel. Sinatra's recording was a hit and was played by the astronauts of Apollo 10 on their lunar-orbital mission, and again on the moon itself by the astronaut Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 landing
The Apollo 10 mission took place between May 18 and May 26, 1969. The Apollo 11 moon mission took place between July 16 and July 24, 1969, with the moon landing on July 20, 1969, a memorable event. I plan to write more about this mission, and its meaning for humanity, sometime this week.
 
Fly Me To The Moon
By Frank Sinatra

Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On a-Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, baby, kiss me

Fill my heart with song
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you

Fill my heart with song
Let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, in other words
I love ... you

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