In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

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"In the Wee Small Hours"
Song by Frank Sinatra
from the album In the Wee Small Hours
RecordedFebruary 17, 1955
GenreTraditional pop
LabelCapitol Records
Composer(s)David Mann
Lyricist(s)Bob Hilliard
Producer(s)Voyle Gilmore

"In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" is a 1955 popular song composed by David Mann, with lyrics by Bob Hilliard. It was introduced as the title track of Frank Sinatra's 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours.

It was composed by Mann and Hilliard during a post-midnight session at Hilliard's New Jersey home. Mann was about to depart for New York when Hilliard insisted he remain to try some impromptu songwriting. Mann reluctantly agreed and eventually came up with the tune, to which Hilliard quickly wrote a lyric.[1]



  1. ^ Jonathan Schwartz, The Sunday Show; WNYC, 6 March 2011
  2. ^ Collar, Matt. "Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin' It". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 October 2017.

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