Day In, Day Out (1939 song)
According to Alec Wilder the song, 56 measures long, has a wonderful, soaring melodic line, free from pretentiousness, but full of passion and intensity which is superbly supported by the lyrics. Although the catch phrase "day in—day out" sounds like a dull routine, Mercer uses exotic images to contrast with the boring sound of the phrase.
The song has been recorded by numerous artists.
- Nat King Cole - Let's Face the Music! (1963)
- Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook (1964), Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (1964)
- The Four Freshmen and Stan Kenton - Road Show (1960)
- Judy Garland - Garland at the Grove (1959)
- Billie Holiday - Songs for Distingué Lovers (1957)
- Diana Krall - From This Moment On (2006)
- Susannah McCorkle - The Songs of Johnny Mercer (1996)
- Sophie Milman - Take Love Easy (2009)
- Frank Sinatra - Nice 'n' Easy (1960), Come Dance with Me! (1959) The Point of No Return (Expanded Edition - Song recorded April 4, 1952)
- Mel Tormé - Night at the Concord Pavilion (1991)
- Margaret Whiting - Love Songs/Sings for the Starry Eyed (1998)
- Furia, Philip (1992). Poets of Tin Pan Alley. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 268–269. ISBN 0-19-507473-4.
- Wilder, Alec (1990). American Popular Song: The Great Innovators 1900-1950. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 136–139. ISBN 0-19-501445-6.
- "The Johnny Mercer Educational Archives". Retrieved 2007-03-24.
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