“Fly me to the Moon” written by Bart Howard (1954)
Louise Howlett (voice) & Albert Combrink (keyboard)
Recorded live at the launch of their CD “Night Sessions” – 7 October 2010, Cape Town
A Little Fly Me to the Moon History:
From “Sinatra! The Song is You – A Singer’s Art” by Will Friedwald
Regarding the song, Fly Me to the Moon, Friedwald says that the composer, Bart Howard, originally wrote the song as a waltz and there were already hundreds of versions out there before Sinatra recorded it. June Christy and Peggy Lee were two of the bigger names who sang this song.
Quincy Jones had arranged the song as an instrumental for Count Basie. Jones boosted the tempo and changed the time signature to 4/4 for Basie’s 1963 album “This Time by Basie.”
Sinatra had known Bart Howard for over a decade and wanted to record the song. On the Sinatra-Basie album of 1964, the song explodes with energy and Howard, the songwriter, wrote “Frank changed the lyrics (and the song) so much, which normally would have annoyed the crap out of me but didn’t because it worked so well.” The song went on to become an anthem for swinging songs.
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Fly me to the moon – Lyrics:
Fly me to the moon Let me play among the stars Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars In other words, hold my hand In other words, baby, kiss me Fill my heart with song And let me sing forever 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 forever more You are all I long for All I worship and adore In other words, please be true In other words In other words