Two Sleepy People
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As well as being recorded by Carmichael himself, the song has been performed and recorded by a number of artists including Al Bowlly, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Art Garfunkel, Fats Waller, Sammy Davis Jr., Carmen McRae, Silje Nergaard, Vince Jones, Carly Simon, Peter Skellern, and a duet with Seth MacFarlane and Norah Jones. It was also performed on the short-lived variety show with Twiggy, the former model, and Jeremy Brett, renowned for his role as Sherlock Holmes.
It is often regarded as a companion piece to "Thanks for the Memory", written for the February 1938 film The Big Broadcast of 1938 by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger and also performed by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross.
The song tells of a young couple in love, who, despite being sleepy, do not wish to say goodnight, which implies a kind of parting. To solve the problem, the two get married, but nothing changes. They're still awake at dawn, because they love each other so much.
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