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"Easy Living" is a song that plays on Galaxy News Radio in Fallout 3 and on Diamond City Radio in Fallout 4. It was sung by Billie Holiday and composed by Ralph Rainger, with lyrics by Leo Robin.

Two versions are associated with the Fallout series.

BackgroundEdit

Billie Holiday recorded two versions of the song a decade apart.

June 1937[1]

Session Personnel: Buck Clayton (trumpet), Buster Bailey (clarinet), Lester Young (tenor saxophone), Teddy Wilson (piano), Walter Page (bass), Jo Jones (drums), Billie Holiday (vocals) (New York)

Recorded for Brunswick/Columbia Records with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra. Starts with piano and a long instrumental with Billie Holiday's voice coming in the middle of the song.
This is the version used in Fallout 3 and 4.

February 1947[2]

Session Personnel: Billy Butterfield (trumpet), Bill Stegmeyer (alto saxophone, clarinet), Toots Mondello (alto saxophone), Al Klink (alto saxophone), Hank Ross (tenor saxophone), Art Drellinger (tenor saxophone), Bobby Tucker (piano), Bog Haggart (bass), Norris 'Bunny' Shawker (drums), Billie Holiday (vocals) (New York)

Recorded for Decca Records with the Bob Haggart Orchestra. Billie Holiday's voice starts almost immediately at the beginning of the song. [1]
This version is used in the 2019 Spacelab9 Records release of Radio Selections from the Fallout 3 Soundtrack for Galaxy News Radio. Like most of the other songs on the LP, this version was under a Universal Music Group (UMG) license while the Columbia version was not.

LyricsEdit

Living for you
Is easy living
It's easy to live
When you're in love
And I'm so in love
There's nothing in life but you

I never regret
The years that I'm giving
They're easy to give
When you're in love
I’m happy to do whatever I do for you

For you
Maybe I'm a fool but it's fun
People say you rule me with one
Wave of your hand
Darling, it's grand
They just don’t understand

Living for you
Is easy living
It’s easy to live
When you're in love
And I'm so in love
There’s nothing in life but you

VideoEdit

Easy Living [2]

Fallout 3 Billie Holiday - Easy Living

Fallout 3 Billie Holiday - Easy Living

ReferencesEdit

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