Cahn wrote a new verse for Frank Sinatra's 1984 recording on L.A. Is My Lady, referencing Sinatra's many love affairs.
The song was recorded several times in 1954 and 1955. The version by Janet Brace was apparently first, making the Billboard chart on 10/23/54 and eventually reaching No. 23. The biggest hit version of the song was recorded by The DeCastro Sisters, charting at number two in 1955.
Did you say that I've got a lot to learn Well, don't think I'm trying not to learn Since this is the perfect spot to learn Teach me tonight
Starting with the ABC of it Getting right down to the XYZ of it Help me solve the mystery of it Teach me tonight
The sky's a blackboard high above you And if a shooting star goes by I'll use that star to write "I love you" A thousand times across the sky
One thing isn't very clear, my love Teachers shouldn't stand so near, my love Graduation's almost here, my love You'd better teach me tonight
(* 2nd Lyric especially written for Sinatra by Sammy Cahn)
I've played loves scenes in a flick or two, And I've also met a chick or two But I still can learn a trick or two, Hey teach me tonight
I who thought I knew the score of it, kind of think I should know much more of it Off the wall, the bed, the floor of it, Hey teach me tonight
The midnight hours come slowly creeping When there's no one there but you There must be more to life than sleeping Single in a bed for two
What I need most is post graduate, What I feel is hard to articulate, If you want me to matriculate, You'd better teach me tonight. What do you get for lessons, Teach me, Come on and teach me - teach me tonight