Nancy (With the Laughing Face)

Album: Sinatra's Sinatra (1944)
  • If I don't see her each day I miss her
    Gee, what a thrill each time I kiss her
    Believe me I've got a case
    On Nancy with the laughin' face
    She takes the winter and makes it summer
    Summer could take some lessons from her
    Picture a tomboy in lace
    That's Nancy with the laughin' face
    Have you ever heard mission bells ringin'?
    Well, she'll give you the very same glow
    When she speaks you would think it was singin'
    Just hear her say "hello"
    I swear to goodness you can't resist her
    Sorry for you, she has no sister
    No angel could replace
    Nancy with the laughin' face
    Keep Betty Grable, Lamour, and Turner
    She makes my heart a charcoal burner
    No angel could replace
    My Nancy with the laughin' faceWriter/s: JIMMY VAN HEUSEN, PHIL SILVERS
    Publisher: BARTON MUSIC CORPORATION, IMAGEM U.S. LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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  • Kevin from Reading , PaFrank liked the song so much that he recorded it a bunch of times, the earliest being 1944 or '45 and the last version in the late 70s. A funny story told in one of the Sinatra biographies centers around his then-flame, Ava Gardner, protesting Frank's decision to sing this song at a nightclub engagement that Ava was planning on attending in the early '50s. Even though the "Nancy" in the song is his daughter, Nancy was also the name of Sinatra's first wife, so Ava didn't like him singing it anymore, particularly since Frank had very publicly dumped her and left his family for the beautiful movie siren. Despite her protests, Frank performed the song anyway, telling her it was a "good luck charm" for him.
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