April 28, 2007

"Nancy (With the Laughing Face)"

Picture from Songs By Sinatra

"Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" was written for Sinatra daughter, Nancy, by Sinatra pallys (comedian) Phil Silvers and Jimmy Van Heusen (music) in 1942.

Phil Silvers

Sinatra family, circa 1944 (picture from Songs By Sinatra)

Sinatra rerecorded it for Reprise in 1963. Here is a live performance from 1965, on the TV special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music:

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