|Read the original lyrics of the song|
|Interview 1992 (from a CD by Sony Music "The Future Radio Special")|
Well, there is an introduction, that kind of
patter that used to be popular in the songs of the twenties and the
thirties where the guy would set up the song in some way and this really
is the chorus. Although, it became the song and people don't do the patter
anymore, don't do that kind of set-up for it. But, there is one, it's very
charming. I have a couple of improvised lines in there. I wouldn't have
kept the track if it didn't have such exuberance. A number of the
musicians told me it was among the happiest sessions they'd ever played.
It was a good party.
|Interview 1997 ( "Morning Becomes Eclectic", KCRW Radio)|
The song by Irving Berlin was originally in
¾ time, and I turned it into a 4/4 song, and I always loved it. It's very
beautifully constructed as a song, and I think the lyric is very touching.
So, I went in there with Steve Lindsey, a producer, and some really
excellent musicians, and we prepared a drink that I had invented called
the "Red Needle". It's basically, Tequila, Cranberry juice, and
lime, and some other elements. And after I had distributed this drink, and
people had sampled it, we produced this track.