Some days this song comes in on the radio around 5:30am in the morning, just when my alarm goes off and I am wide awake, transfixed, no, mesmerized by the magnetic power of this song. Some days I feel everything that I am is rolled into this song and delivered in a most touching rendition. And there is more than one version. Can't say which one I like the best, they are all good. Here is a list of them, so I can come back to them whenever I want.
- Bing Crosby version
- Al Jolson verson
- Charlie Palloy & His Orchestra version
- Judy Collins version
- Tom Waits version
Here are the lyrics. The Judy Collins version will melt you. Makes you wonder why Greg Lake never recorded this song. Push comes to shove, I think I'd pick Bing Crosby version.