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Lonnie Johnson - Tomorrow Night (1947) Lyrics

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TitleTomorrow Night (1947)
ArtistLonnie Johnson
AlbumTomorrow Night 1946-1963 [1991], Track 9
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Tomorrow night, will you remember what you said tonight?
Tomorrow night, will all the thrills be gone?

Tomorrow night, will it be just another memory?
Or just another lovely song thats in my heart to linger on?

Your lips are so tender, your heart is beating fast,
And you willingly surrender, tell me darling, will it last?

Tomorrow night, will you be with me when the moon is bright?
Tomorrow night, will you say those lovely things you said tonight?

Tomorrow night, will you remember what you said tonight?
Tomorrow night, will all the thrills be gone?

Tomorrow night, will it be just another memory?
Or just another lovely song that's in my heart to linger on?

Your lips are so tender, your heart is beating fast,
And you willingly surrender, tell me darling, will it last?

Tomorrow night, will you be with me when the moon is bright?
Tomorrow night, will you say those lovely things you said tonight?
submitted by Blue Ghost on October 9th, 2005
corrected on December 27th, 2005

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0 likes - like | 10-10-2005 22:06 Blue_Ghost 
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"Tomorrow Night" was written by Sam Coslow (lyrics) and Will Grosz (music) [© 1939 Bourne Co., ASCAP]. The original version was reportedly recorded by Horace Heidt and his orchestra by Columbia Records in 1939. Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra recorded a second big band version of the song that same year, with Bob Eberly on vocals.

But it was the stripped-down cover that Lonnie Johnson recorded for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 10, 1947 that became a number one R & B hit in 1948. On this version, Lonnie Johnson masterfully plays electric guitar and sings like a crooner, with backing from John Hughes on piano and Roy Coulter on bass. Johnson re-recorded this song for the Storyville label in 1963 with Otis Spann on piano.

In their book, "What Was The First Rock 'N' Roll Record?" (Faber & Faber Press, 1992), Jim Dawson & Steve Propes include Johnson's 1947 cover of this song as number seven in a list of fifty candidates recorded between 1944 and 1956.

The song was subsequently recorded by many artists, including Lavern Baker (1954), Elvis Presley (1954, unissued; edited version released 1985, original version released 1992), Jerry Lee Lewis (1957), Pat Boone (1957), Big Joe Turner (1959), Carl Smith (1959), Champion Jack Dupree (1962, released 1963), B.B. King (1962), Etta James (1965, unissued; released 1995), Snooks Eaglin (1971), Charlie Rich (1973), Bob Dylan (1992), Smiley Lewis (prior to 1966, on 1993 compilation), Johnny Nicholas (1994), Rockin' Johnny (1999), and The Taildraggers (2005).