Cole, Nat King - Dinner For One, Please, James Lyrics




Dinner for one please, james,
The madame will not be dining.
Yes, you may bring the wine in,
Love plays such funny games.

Dinner for one please, james,
Close madame's room, we've parted.
Please, don't look so downhearted,
Love plays such funny games.

Seems my best friend told her of another,
I had no chance to deny.

You know there has never been another,
Someday she'll find out the lie.

Maybe she's not to blame,
Leave me with silent hours.
No, don't move her favorite flowers,
Dinner for one please, james.

Maybe she's not to blame,
Leave me with silent hours.
No, don't move her favorite flowers,
Dinner for one please, james.





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  1. Astor F

    Dinner for one please, James
    The madame will not be dining
    Yes, you may bring the wine in
    Love plays such funny games




    Dinner for one please, James
    Close Madame's room, we've parted
    Please, don't look so downhearted
    Love plays such funny games

    Seems my best friend told her of another
    I had no chance to deny
    You know there has never been another
    Someday she`ll find out the lie

    Maybe she's not to blame
    Leave me with silent hours
    No, don't move her favorite flowers
    Dinner for one please, James

    Maybe she's not to blame
    Leave me with silent hours
    No, don't move her favorite flowers

    Dinner for one please, James

  2. Alastair Paterson

    Class pure class

  3. Newton Forrest

    Memories of my Mum.

  4. Bill Wilkie

    Look for Jack Buchanan's version. I think it is the original version. Not to belittle NKC but I prefer Jack's version.

  5. James Clark

    My name is James, and I'll be Nat's waiter anytime. I'd shine his shoes too. He lived in a palace on a different planet far away from Earth. There was no singer remotely like him. Nat was the King.

  6. Joan Bradley

    This such a lovely song - and performed exquisitely by Nat and also by the orchestra. The words are so clear and romantic but why do they not resonate with young people? Or have they not been encouraged to listen to such music?  Most (but by no means all) post 1960's UK and US "pop" music is tuneless, noisy, unsubtle and devoid of a romantic element, preferring an animalist approach. All that "heavy metal" and performers jumping around whilst pretending to play their abominable amplified guitars. So what went wrong? Is it as a result of a deliberate attempt to vulgarise and reduce western music or just greedy pop promoters? Young people don't want romance, they just want sex and lots of it. That's the road to destruction as outlined in the Biblical story of Sodom  and Gomorrah!

  7. Alan Wells

    so so good the man was a perfect singer and person

  8. Mick Buxton

    I just love his songs,I have eighteen that I personally sing.He used to smoke a number of cigarettes prior to performing to produce the tones he was famous for. And there is no doubt it killed him.Along with many other's.

  9. Isabel Hache Te

    Nat King tCole...inolvidable!! Una voz sensual como para soñar el resto de la vida.Sus canciones  traen hermosos recuerdos .Gracias  por recordarlo!!

  10. starlodear

    Cole died for his art: He smoked heavily because he thought it made his voice smoother. He was probably right.

    Stunatra

    Nonsense lol it does the opposite.

  11. corrie121

    I just love this song - especially this version of it. It is just so beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing this gem.

  12. MrFeinstein

    Thanks Olive,I'm still around and still enjoying this song.Its a delight to listen to.Best wishes.....

  13. Olive Jones

    Good memories for me too. Must be Nat's best ever..Many thanks for the memory

  14. NEWTON FORREST JA.

    THE REAL VOICE OF SILK,SMOOTHEST ONE I HAVE EVER HEARD,GREAT

  15. Susan Worley

    Thanks for commenting!!!

  16. cheers21194

    This song will always and forever remind me of my Aunt Katherine she told me to look this song up one day and play it for her and i loved it myself sadly she just passed away and this will always be her song i love you Aunt Katherine ❤

  17. NEWTON FORREST JA.

    ONE OF CARMEN FORREST FAVORITE SONGS BLESS HER

  18. peggy fox

    Absolutely beautiful music and lyrics, lovely singing!

  19. allourdogs

    heartbreakingly beautiful

  20. allourdogs

    This is an absolutely perfect song.. beautiful. thankyou

  21. TOMBANCROFT

    @BirdmanPG - Hi Birdman. "Answer Me" was recorded in 1953 and the B-side was "Why". This was the US single, sometimes the song pairings were different for the singles released in the UK. I can't find any single release of "Dinner For One Please James" in the US. It first seems to appear on the album "For Two In Love" in 1953.

  22. BirdmanPG

    @TOMBANCROFT I think I had this on a 78 rpm with "Answer me" on the other side.. hope I'm remembering that right it was such long time ago... I remember playing it even after it chipped but I could only listen to the last two thirds of the song but it was worth it... :-)

  23. joe1blue

    This is real music. Thanks for posting.

  24. John Lauter

    Great Nelson Riddle arrangement.

  25. TOMBANCROFT

    Sincere apologies MVP for not ackowledging sooner - not been YouTubing for a while - didn't realise that you had loaded "Dinner For One" and "Here's To My Lady". Fantastic to hear them again minus the scratches!!. Your collection gets better and better. Thanks a million.

  26. drummingjohn4u

    Maybe My Heart Will Go On, or Yesterday, but I know what you mean!

  27. drummingjohn4u

    @musicvideospartfive I know really. I can dream, can't I lol!?!

  28. drummingjohn4u

    Why can't they write them like this anymore?

  29. drummingjohn4u

    This is one of those songs you don't here any more, that's too bad!

  30. drummingjohn4u

    I like this song. Eddy Howard did this song too!

  31. allourdogs

    The most beautiful song.. beautifully sung....thankyou so much for uploading it.

  32. MrFeinstein

    I heard this song years ago and have been a Nat King Cole fan ever since.Thanks for bringing back so many lovely memories....

  33. TOMBANCROFT

    Done some research on 'Here's To My Lady'. In the US it was Capitol single No. 1893 with 'Miss Me' on the A-side. Until 1956 the majority of Nat's singles released here in Britain had different track pairings for some reason. For example 'I Envy' was the B-side of 'Make Her Mine' in the US, but here in Britain it was the B-side of 'If I May'. From 1956 they were all the same for US & UK.

  34. TOMBANCROFT

    @musicvideosparttwo Yep - definitely recorded by Nat King Cole. I have it on a 78rpm up in the attic. Also in the Uk the Music for Pleasure label include it on the album "Nat King Cole Sings For You". Music for Pleasure was a cut price label from EMI which usually consisted of older, less popular tracks by well known artists. Song was written by Johnny Mercer and a guy called Bloom.

  35. TOMBANCROFT

    Great track MVP2. I have this on a 78rpm. Black Capitol label - think it's mid to late 1940's. Sounds a bit 'doctored' is it from an album which has been enhanced as they used to be when re-released for stereo? Do You Have "Here's To My Lady". I oid a YouTube search but no dice.

  36. D.J. Sweeney

    Eartha Kitt did the best version of this song, although Nat Cole is the King.

  37. Simavi Uluc

    Great song from " Two In Love ".