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Empty Tables
Composer
Jimmy Van Heusent
Lyricist
Johnny Mercer
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1973[1]
March 1976[1]
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"Empty Tables" is a song Frank Sinatra recorded twice throughout his Reprise career. [1]

Sinatra performed his first rendition in 1973 for a new album he was planning titled "Saloon Songs." This 1975 album however flopped, and Sinatra released his rendition of "Empty Tables" in two separate singles, both a B-side. The song was featured in both the "The Saddest Thing of All" and "I Sing the Songs (I Write the Songs)" singles.[2][3]

Sinatra went on to include this in many concerts throughout the seventies and eighties.

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Lyrics Edit

It's like singin' to empty tables
Or a gallery full of ghosts
Or like givin' a great big party
Where nobody shows but the host
That's what it's been like, baby
That's what it's been like all night
Without you around to applaud me
Every night's just like closing night

And I'm singin', singin' the same old numbers
`n' I'm tellin' the same sad jokes
And there's nothin' out front but mem'ries
And lot of transparent folks
So, please call, call and make a reservation
In our favorite spot for two
`cause I'm singin' to empty tables without you

Without you
Without you

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.the-main-event.eu/songindex/emptytables.html
  2. http://sinatrafamily.com/single/i-sing-the-songs-i-write-the-songs-73/
  3. http://sinatrafamily.com/single/the-saddest-thing-of-all-72/
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