Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

February 20, 2022

Today’s song is an American traditional pop song, “Come Fly With Me,” by Frank Sinatra.

Fun Facts:

  • “Come Fly With Me” was the title track of Sinatra’s album of the same name.
  • The song was recorded in 1957 and released in 1958.
  • Sammy Cahn, a songwriter known for his romantic lyrics, was chosen to write the song for Sinatra.
  • “Come Fly With Me” was intended to set the album’s tone by describing whimsical adventures to faraway places.
  • The album was released at the dawn of the Jet Age, or the period of time during which the use of airplanes became more widespread and accessible.
  • The song was composed by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen and produced by Voyle Gilmore and Billy May.
  • “Come Fly With Me” has been covered by numerous artists over the years, including Michael Bublé, Trisha Yearwood, Gian Marco, Westlife, and The Four Freshmen.
  • It has also been featured in many films, including Come Fly with Me (1963), Raging Bull (1980), Betsy’s Wedding (1990), and Catch Me If You Can (2002).
  • In 1994, Frank Sinatra performed the song as a duet with Luis Miguel for his final studio album, Duets II.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away

If you can use some exotic booze

There’s a bar in far Bombay

Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away

Come fly with me, let’s float down to Peru

In llama-land, there’s a one-man band

And he’ll toot his flute for you

Come fly with me, let’s take off in the blue

Once I get you up there

Where the air is rarefied

We’ll just glide

Starry-eyed

Once I get you up there

I’ll be holding you so near

You may hear

Angels cheer, ’cause we’re together

Weather-wise, it’s such a lovely day

Just say the words and we’ll beat the birds

Down to Acapulco Bay

It is perfect for a flying honeymoon, they say

Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away

Once I get you up there

Where the air is rarefied

We’ll just glide

Starry-eyed

Once I get you up there

I’ll be holding you so near

You may hear

Angels cheer, ’cause we’re together

Weather-wise, it’s such a lovely day

You just say the words and we’ll beat the birds

Down to Acapulco Bay

It’s perfect for a flying honeymoon, they say

Come fly with me, let’s fly let’s fly

Pack up let’s fly away

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