Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)

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"Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" is a popular song that was written by Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour and published in 1947.

Peggy Lee also recorded the song, on November 25, 1947, with Dave Barbour's orchestra as backing. It was one of her biggest hits. The recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 15022. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 23, 1948 and lasted 21 weeks on the chart, peaking at number one.[1]

Mañana is Spanish for "morning" or "tomorrow". The theme of the humorous song is the singer wanting to put off urgent tasks until the next day. The song is typically performed with stereotyped Hispanic accents, and with a Latin flavor to the backup band.[citation needed]

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Use in popular culture[edit]

  • In the Seinfeld episode "The Blood" Kramer and Newman listen to jazz organist Jackie Davis' instrumental version of the song while making sausages in the title character's apartment.
  • In the episode "The Merchant of Korea" (episode 14, series 6) of "M*A*S*H (TV series)", Maj. C.E. Winchester is singing Mañana at the end of the episode, after playing poker all night (and losing).


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research. 

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Preceded by
"I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" by Art Mooney
U.S. Billboard Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
March 13–May 8, 1948 (Peggy Lee)
Succeeded by
"Nature Boy" by Nat King Cole