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A Hundred Years from Today

Lyrics ,Music:Victor Young, Joseph Young, Ned Washington

The song was publishe 1933.

The song is about how one should enjoy life because
what is done won't matter in a hundred years.
It evokes images of a young man using that argument with his date,
typified by both the opening lines of the main song:

"Don't save your kisses, just pass them around.
You'll find my reason is logically sound.
Who's gonna know that you passed them
around a hundred years from today?"
and the closing lines: "The moon is shining and that's a good sign.
Cling to me closer and say you'll be mine.
Remember darling, we won't see it shine a hundred years from today."

It also has an intro which is frequently omitted:
"Life is such a great adventure.
Learn to live it as you go.
No one in the world can censure what we do here below."

Jack Teagarden recorded at least four versions of it,
one from 1932-1935 that is featured in the album,
Jack Teagarden, King of the Blues Trombone,
one in "A Hundred Years from Today'," an early 1940s single which is,
as of this writing, on YouTube, that omits the intro,
and one in his last album.
The first is sung by Teagarden in the style of smooth singers of the time,
the last is bluesy.

Joni James covered the song as part of her 1956 songbook album
Songs of Victor Young and Frank Loesser.
Several other artists have also recorded it,
including a boozy version by Dean Martin,
apparently done on his 1970's TV show, that omits the intro and is,
as of this writing, on YouTube.

Life is such a great adventure
Learn to live it as you go
No one in the world can censure
What we do here belong
Hey don't save your kisses just pass 'em around
You'll find my reason is logically sound
Who's gonna know that you past them around
A hundred years from today

And why crave a penthouse that's fit for a queen
You're nearer heaven on mamma Earth's green
If you had millions, what would they all mean?
One hundred years from today

So laugh and sing make love the thing
Be happy while you may
There's always one beneath the sun
Who's bound to make you feel that way

The moon is shining and that's a (very) good sign
Cling to me closer; say (that) you'll be mine
Remember baby we won't see it shine
A hundred years from today, a hundred years from today

Dean Martin(A Hundred Years from Today) 
Dean Martin

Doris Day(A Hundred Years from Today) 
Doris Day

Ethel Waters(A Hundred Years from Today) 
Ethel Waters

Joni James(A Hundred Years from Today)
Joni James

Lee Wiley(A Hundred Years from Today)
Lee Wiley

Dean Martin

Doris Day

Ethel Waters

Joni James

Lee Wiley

Maxine Sullivan

Della Reese

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "

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