From the recording Blue Again, but That's Life
James Anthony sings a touching rendition or the classic ballad "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry." This arrangement was by Nelson Riddle 1958 for Frank Sinatra and originally written by Jule Styne with lyrics by Sammy Cahn in 1944.
The original arrangement was introduced on stage by film star Jane Withers in the show "Glad to See You", which featured the adventures of a USO troupe. The show closed in Philadelphia and never made it to Broadway.
The torchy song "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry" would fare well over the years, receiving many recordings and becoming a popular standard. This dark torch song has touched many sad souls in need of lyrics to relate to as they sulk their sorrows.
It is important to keep the torch songs alive for those in need of words that may heal, provoke and bring peace of mind.