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The Saddest Thing of All
Composer
Michel Legrand, Pierre Leroyer
Lyricist
Édouard Ruault, Carl Sigman
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1976
Recording
August 18, 1975[1]
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"The Saddest Thing of All" is a song Frank Sinatra recorded under Reprise Records.

The song was recorded in September of 1974 with Gordon Jenkins arranging the track. This song was to be featured in Sinatra's album Saloon Songs but this initial recording was caught with the rest of the songs for the unreleased album and was unreleased. Sinatra tried recording the song later the next year and subsequently, it was released as a single with "Empty Tables" as its B-side.[2]

Releases

Studio recordings
  • Reprise single (1976)
Reissues

Lyrics

Through a blurry window out above the rooftop,
I keep looking at the rain-swept sky
In this small apartment where she used to love me,
I just sit here as my life goes by.
There's no doorbell ringing, no sweet sounds of singing,
Just a silent room where tears won't dry.
Life is sad when people hurt you, sad when friends desert you,
Sad when dreams get lost beyond recall,
But remembering that love stopped blossoming,
And that's the saddest thing of all.
Once we had it made, our days one grand parade
Of thrills and laughter, only lovers know,
She was proud of me and we were young and free
One touch was all it took, and off we go,
Now above the rain, I hear a passing plane,
And all my loneliness begins to show.
Life is sad when people hurt you, sad when friends desert you,
Sad when dreams get lost beyond recall,
But remembering from spring to lonely spring,
Well, that's the saddest thing of all.

References

  1. http://www.the-main-event.eu/songindex/thesaddestthingofall.html
  2. http://sinatrafamily.com/single/the-saddest-thing-of-all-72/
http://www.glennberger.net/2012/08/23/my-30-minutes-with-sinatra-the-saddest-thing-of-all/
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