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DRINKING AGAIN (Johnny Mercer / Doris Tauber) Dinah Washington - 1962 Aretha Franklin - 1964 Frank Sinatra - 1967 Bette Midler - 1973 Cynthia Crane & Mike Renzi - 1993 Also recorded by: Elkie Brooks; Gloria Lynne; Della Reese; Chris Connor: ...... and others. ****** As recorded by DINAH WASHINGTON: Ooh, It's almost two and I'm sitting here Wishing that I could see you That's why I'm drinking again And thinking of when you loved me I'm having a few, and wishing that you were here I'm making the rounds, and buying the rounds, for strangers Yes, I'm being a fool, just hoping that you'll appear Sure I can borrow a smoke, maybe tell some joker a joke But who's gonna laugh, who's gonna laugh at a broken heart That's why its better, drinking again And thinking of when you left me Can't you see I'm trying to make it on home And ain't got nothing but a memory Maybe I can borrow a smoke, maybe tell some joker a joke But, who's got the nerve, the nerve to laugh at my broken heart That's why its better drinking again And thinking of when you left me I'm trying to make it up to home, with just a memory I know you heard me the first time I said I'm going to make it on home And ain't got nothing, nothing but a memory ****** As recorded by FRANK SINATRA: Drinkin' again and thinkin' of when, when you loved me I'm havin' a few and wishin' that you were here Makin' the rounds, accepting a round from strangers Bein' a fool, just hopin' that you'll appear Sure, I can borrow a smoke, maybe tell some joker a bad joke But nobody laughs, they don't laugh at a broken heart Oh, yeah, I'm drinkin' again, it's always the same That same old story After the kicks there's little old mixed-up me Tryin' to lose a dream that used to be Look at me, I'm drinkin' again, drinkin' all over town Yeah, I'm drinkin' again ****** As recorded by BETTE MIDLER: Drinkin' again Thinking of when you loved me Having a few Wishing that you were here Making the rounds Buying a round for total strangers Just being a fool 'Cause I keep hoping, hoping, hoping you'll appear Sure I can borrow a smoke I can sit here all night and tell these jokers some jokes But who wants to laugh, who's gonna laugh at a broken heart Oh, my heart is aching, I swear it's breaking And I'm drinking again Thinking of when you loved me And I'm tryin' to get home With nothin', nothin' but a memory Yes, I'm dying to get home Dying to get home And I got nothin' but a bottle of beer And just my memory ******

    


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