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Don't Smoke in Bed
1948 Willard Robison
A songwriter and occasional performer of his own pastoral, semi-rural ballads, Willard Robison (1894-1968) offered several standards to the classic American pop repertoire, including "A Cottage for Sale," "'Tain't So, Honey, 'Tain't So," "Old Folks," and "Peaceful Valley". Robison's last major composition, "Don't Smoke in Bed," was a hit for Peggy Lee in 1948.
-John Bush, All Music Guide

Recording sessions
1957: New York
I left a note on his dresser
And my old wedding ring
With these few goodbye words
How can I sing

Goodbye old sleepy head
I'm packing you in like I said
Take care of everything
I'm leaving my wedding ring

Don't look for me
I'll get ahead
Remember darling
Don't smoke in bed

Don't look for me
I'll get ahead
Remember darling
Don't smoke in bed

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1964 March 21: New York Carnegie Hall
I left a note on his dresser
And my old wedding ring
With these few goodbye words
 
 
1990 May 10: Brighton (UK) Dome
 
1990 July 13: Montreux (CH) 24th Jazz Festival
1990 [4:40] CD 9 Madame Nina Simone TS RRC 019 (NL)