Forty Winks Away

Album: The Complete Recordings (1960)
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Songfacts®:

  • Recorded as the B-Side of (the original!) "Stairway To Heaven," this is one of the few songs Sedaka recorded that he had no part in writing - it was composed by his fellow Screen Gems writers Barry Mann and Larry Kolber.

    Like the A-Side, it was recorded with Stan Applebaum and his Orchestra.
  • "Forty Winks" is a term meaning a night's sleep. In this song, Sedaka takes comfort in knowing that no matter their physical distance, he can always be with his girl in his dreams.

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