"Days of Wine and Roses" is a popular song, from the 1962 movie of the same name.
The music was written by Henry Mancini, the lyrics by Johnny Mercer. They received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for their work. The song is composed of only two sentences, one for each stanza.
The best-known recording of the song was by Andy Williams in 1963, but several other recording artists have done the song, including Perry Como, composer Henry Mancini and the famous guitarist Wes Montgomery (1963: Boss Guitar) and Canadian virtuoso Lenny Breau.
Andy Williams' version was recorded for Columbia Records. It was released as catalog number 42674. The song reached #26 on Billboard magazine's charts, and was the featured track of an album by Williams of the same name, which was a #1-charting album on the Billboard album charts.
Perry Como's version was recorded for RCA Victor Records. The recording was made on March 19, 1963. The record was issued by RCA Victor as a track of the album, The Songs I Love.
Henry Mancini's version was also recorded for RCA Victor. It was released as catalog number 47-8120. (#33 pop, #10 easy listening. Listed by Chartmasters as one of the Top 100 songs of 1963.)
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