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Don't Wait Too Long (song)

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Cheek to Cheek Deluxe Edition artwork
Tony Bennett
Writer(s) Madeleine Peyroux
Larry Klein
Jesse Harris
Length 2:36

Cheek to Cheek track listing

"Don't Wait Too Long" is the only original track from Madeleine Peyroux's second solo album Careless Love and it was written by Peyroux herself, Jesse Harris and Larry Klein. The song was released as a single, so Rounder Records made an EP, which also contained an acoustic version of "Don't Cry Baby" (a Bessie Smith cover). In 2006, at a concert in Moore, Peyroux was quoted saying that her "whole life is in this song".

The song was recorded by Tony Bennett as a solo song from his and Lady Gaga's jazz collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek.

Lyrics

You are the summer and I am the autumn
Don't wait too long
My song's go on while yours just begun
Don't wait too long

Fall is a lovely time of the year
When the leaves turn to gold and brown
But soon fall is ending and winter is near
And the leaves start tumbling down, oh

Why must the moment go by in such haste?
Don't wait too long
Winter is coming, we've no time to waste
Don't wait too long

And while my heart's gay and foolish and free
And still can sing its song
Share every precious moment with me
Don't wait too long

So while my heart's gay and foolish and free
And still can sing its song
Share every precious moment with me
Don't wait too long

Credits

Writer and composer Sunny Skylar
Orchestra
Orchestra arranged and conducted Jorge Calandrelli
Violins Elena Barere, Jorge Ávila, Laura Bald, Sean Carney, Barbara Danilow, Laura Frautschi, Kristina Musser Gitterman, Sanguen Han, Karen Karlsrud, Yoon Kwon, Ann Leathers, Laura McGinnis, Nancy McAlhaney, Alex Sharpe, Catherine Sim, Sebu Sirinian, Lisa Tipton, Una Tone, Yuri Vodovoz, Xiao-Dong Wang & Nancy Wu, Eric Wyrick & Robert Zubrycki.
Viola Vincent Lionti, Sarah Adams, Katherine Anderson, Todd Low, Kimberly Foster Wallace, Martha Mooke & Alissa Smith
Celli Richard Locker, Diane Barere, Stephanie Cummins, Jeanne LeBlanc & Sæumm Þorsteinsdóttir & Ellen Westermann.
Harp Barbara Allen and Susan Jolles
Flute Pamela Sklar and Katherine Fink
English Horn Oboe Diane Lesser
Clarinet Pavel Vinnitsky
French Horn Mike Atkinson, Nancy Billman, Bob Carlisle, Theo Primis and Stewart Rose
Publishing Panther Music Corp. (ASCAP), administered by Southern Music Publishing Co. (ASCAP)


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