FRIDAYS ARE FOR FRANK: “Old Devil Moon”
“I look at you and suddenly, something in your eyes I see;
Soon begins bewitching me.
It’s that old devil moon that you stole from the skies.
It’s that old devil moon in your eyes.”
This past week brought us the “Super Wolf Blood Moon”—as astronomers just start slapping adjectives on things to make them sound really cool.
Those of you who braved the frigid temps to get a look at the lunar eclipse on Sunday night were treated to an eerie sight. Those of you who are true lunatics over this stuff may have witnessed the ridiculously coincidental meteor impact during the lunar eclipse totality.
“WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?!?!”
“Stars in the night, blazing their light can’t hold a candle;
To your razzle-dazzle.”
“Old Devil Moon” was composed by Burton Lane, with lyrics by Yip Harburg for the 1947 musical Finian’s Rainbow.
Frank Sinatra recorded the song on the 1956 masterpiece Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!, arranged by Nelson Riddle.
“You’ve got me flyin’ high and wide, on a magic carpet ride;
Full of butterflies inside.
Wanna cry, wanna croon, wanna laugh like a loon.
It’s that old devil moon in your eyes.
Just when I think, I’m free as a dove.
Old devil moon, deep in your eyes, blinds me with love.”