Sweet Lorraine

  • The Song
  • Back Stories
composition date
1928
genre
Pop
songwriter(s)
Cliff Burwell
Mitchell Parish
related performer(s)
Nat King Cole

The start

During an engagement at the Swanee Inn nightclub in Los Angeles, a drunk in the audience insisted that Cole sing “Sweet Lorraine.” Cole had never sung in public before but, to keep the guy quiet, acquiesced and thus started his singing career.

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