I bought a sketchbook on my way to work yesterday and needed to break it in with a quick sketch. At lunch I went to Central Park and came across this man playing saxophone. It finally feels like winter has retreated and left behind hopes for better days ahead. The melody is All The Way, written by Jimmy Van Heusen and made famous by Frank Sinatra’s 1957 recording.
Fun fact: In 1953, Sinatra slit his wrist in a suicide attempt, distraught over his divorce from Ava Gardner, and it was Van Heusen who rushed him to the hospital.
The lyrics to All The Way were written by Sammy Cahn:
It’s no good unless he loves you all the way
Happy to be near you
When you need someone to cheer you all the way
That’s how it’s got to feel
Deeper than the deep blue see is
That’s how deep it goes, if it’s real
It’s no good unless he needs you all the way
Through the good or lean years
And for all the in-between years come what may
Only a fool would say
But if you’ll let me love you
It’s for sure I’m gonna love you all the way