Day In, Day Out (1939 song)

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"Day In, Day Out" is a popular song with music by Rube Bloom and lyrics by Johnny Mercer and published in 1939.[1]

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.[2] 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.[1]


The song has been recorded by numerous artists.[3]


  1. ^ a b Furia, Philip (1992). Poets of Tin Pan Alley. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 268–269. ISBN 0-19-507473-4.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "The Johnny Mercer Educational Archives". Archived from the original on 2007-04-22. Retrieved 2007-03-24.