Learnin' the Blues

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About Learnin' the Blues

"Learnin' the Blues" is a big band popular song written by Dolores "Vicki" Silvers. The song was originally recorded by Philadelphia singer Joe Valino; then, famously, by Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra in 1955. Initially published on the B side of the EP Session With Sinatra (Capitol Records EAP 1-629), Learnin' the Blues was subsequently re-released in June 1955 as a single with Sinatra's If I Had Three Wishes on the B side (Capitol 3102). In the weeks of 3-9 and 24-30 July 1955, Sinatra's rendition was briefly the most frequently played song on U. S. radio. The single's sales peaked at #2 on the NME British charts in August 1955, and at #1 on the Australian charts for the week of 13–19 November 1955. In cumulative year-end charts for 1955, Learnin' the Blues ranked #14 (Billboard Year-End) in the United States and #17 (NME Year-End) in the United Kingdom. Sinatra re-recorded the song in 1962 for the album Sinatra-Basie. The song was covered by Cab Calloway 1955 (Bell 1096 USA). Rosemary Clooney on her tour album On Stage (1955), by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong on their album Ella and Louis Again (1957), by Glen Campbell from his 1979 sessions but remained unreleased until his 1995 album The Essential Glen Campbell Volume Three, by Katie Melua on her debut album Call Off The Search (2003), by Del McCoury on his 2001 album Del and the Boys, and by Laura Dickinson on her debut album One For My Baby - To Frank Sinatra With Love (2014). 


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1972
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The tables are empty
The dance floor's deserted
You play the same love song 
It's the tenth time you've heard it

That's the beginning 
Just one of the clues
You've had your first lesson 
In learnin' the blues

The cigarettes you light
One after another
Won't help you forget her 
And the way that you love her

You're only burnin' 
A torch you can't lose
But you're on the right track 
For learnin' the blues

When you're at home alone, the blues will taunt you constantly
When you're out in a crowd, the blues will haunt your memory

The nights when you don't sleep 
The whole night you're cryin'
But you can't forget her 
Soon you even stop tryin'

You'll walk that floor 
And wear out your shoes
When you feel your heart break 
You're learnin' the blues

When you're at home alone, the blues will taunt you constantly
When you're out in a crowd, those blues will haunt your memory

The nights when you don't sleep
That whole night you're cryin'
But you can't forget her 
Soon you even stop tryin'

You'll walk the floor 
And you'll wear out your shoes
When you feel your heart break
You're learnin' those blues

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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, /sɨˈnɑːtrə/, (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor of Italian origin. more »

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Written by: Dolores Vicki Silvers

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