A Hundred Years from Today

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"A Hundred Years from Today" is a popular song published in 1933 with music by Victor Young and lyrics by Ned Washington and Joe Young.



Life is such a great adventure
Learn to live it as you go
No one in the world can censure
What we do here below


Don't save your kisses, just pass them around
You'll find my reason is logic'lly sound
Who's going to know that you passed them around
A hundred years from today!

Why crave a penthouse that's fit for a queen
You're nearer Heaven on Mother Earth's green
If you had millions what would they all mean
A hundred years from today

So laugh and sing, make love the thing
Be happy while you may
There's always one, beneath the sun
Who's bound to make you feel that way

The moon is shining, and that's a good sign
Cling to me closer and say you'll be mine
Remember, darling, we won't see it shine
A hundred years from today
A hundred years from today


Jack Teagarden recorded at least four versions of it, one from 1932-1935 that is featured on his album King of the Blues Trombone, one in "A Hundred Years from Today'," an early 1940s single that omits the verse, and one in his last album. The first is sung by Teagarden in the style of smooth singers of the time, the last is bluesy.

The song was included in the African-American Broadway review Lew Leslie's Blackbirds Of 1934.[1]

Joni James covered the song as part of her 1956 songbook album Songs of Victor Young and Frank Loesser. Frank Sinatra recorded it on the 1984 album L.A. Is My Lady. Several other artists have also recorded it, including Dean Martin on his 1970's TV show.


  1. ^ The Hal Leonard Real Jazz Book. p. 153. 

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