FRIDAYS ARE FOR FRANK: “A Day In The Life Of A Fool”
It’s been a heck of a news week…
Buried among the international headlines, you’ll see the story that Frank Sinatra’s timeless My Way album is out now in a special 50th anniversary reissue edition—including duets, live performances, and the contemporary covers that drove fans wild at its original release in 1969.
While the title track is certainly well known, another gem on the album is “A Day In The Life Of A Fool,” which is Frank’s take on “Manhã de Carnaval” (“Carnival Morning”) by Brazilian composer Luiz Bonfá and lyricist Antônio Maria.
“A day in the life of a fool
A sad and a long lonely day”
“Manhã de Carnaval” is considered to be one of the most important Brazilian Jazz/Bossa songs that helped establish the Bossa Nova movement in the late 1950s. Sinatra delivers the previously-unreleased English lyrics version on My Way.
“I walk the avenue and hope I’ll run into
The welcome sight of you coming my way
I stop just across from your door
But you’re never home any more
So back to my room and there in the gloom
I cry tears of goodbye.”