There's a Lull in My Life

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"There's a Lull in My Life" is a 1937 song, written by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel for the film Wake Up and Live. A "torch ballad", it was released in 1937 as a single and became Alice Faye's only major hit record.[1] Other popular versions in 1937 were by Teddy Wilson (vocal by Billie Holiday), George Hall and His Orchestra, and by Duke Ellington (vocal by Ivie Anderson). [2]

It has also been performed by Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole,[3] Ella Fitzgerald,[4] Chet Baker,[5] Johnny Hartman,[6] and Tony Bennett.[7]


  1. ^ Green, Stanley (1999). Hollywood Musicals Year by Year. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-634-00765-1.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 593. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  3. ^ Vibe. Vibe Media Group. December 1996. p. 176. ISSN 1070-4701.
  4. ^ Stereo Review. Ziff-Davis. 1959. p. 115.
  5. ^ Gavin, James (1 July 2011). Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker. Chicago Review Press. p. 142. ISBN 978-1-56976-903-4.
  6. ^ Akkerman, Gregg (2012). The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story. Studies in Jazz, No. 68. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810882812.
  7. ^ Bennett, Tony (7 December 2010). The Good Life: The Autobiography Of Tony Bennett. Simon and Schuster. p. 261. ISBN 978-1-4516-3499-0.