Frank Sinatra: “Come Fly With Me”

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This was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn. Van Heusen had a passion for flying and moonlighted part-time as a test pilot during World War II.

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This song went well with Sinatra’s image as a debonair jet-setter, and it was a song he often played at his concerts.

 

In an interview with Songfacts, Charles Pignone, Vice President of Frank Sinatra Enterprises, talks about the popularity of this song: “They wrote ‘Come Fly With Me’ with him in mind. And I think that epitomized that decade and the good life and having a good time. America was just picking up the pieces from World War II, and the decade before that they were in a war, and things were changing in America. That song caught on and that was one of his most popular albums.”
(source: songfacts.com)
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Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away
If you can use some exotic booze
There’s a bar in far Bombay
Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly awayCome fly with me, let’s float down to Peru
In llama-land there’s a one-man band
And he’ll toot his flute for you
Come fly with me, let’s take off in the blueOnce I get you up there
Where the air is rarefied
We’ll just glide
Starry-eyed
Once I get you up there
I’ll be holding you so near
You may hear
Angels cheer, ’cause we’re togetherWeather-wise, it’s such a lovely day
Just say the words and we’ll beat the birds
Down to Acapulco Bay
It is perfect for a flying honeymoon, they say
Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly awayOnce I get you up there
Where the air is rarefied
We’ll just glide
Starry-eyed
Once I get you up there
I’ll be holding you so near
You may hear
Angels cheer, ’cause we’re togetherWeather-wise, it’s such a lovely day
You just say the words and we’ll beat the birds
Down to Acapulco Bay
It’s perfect for a flying honeymoon, they say
Come fly with me, let’s fly let’s fly
Pack up let’s fly away

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