Antonia

Antonia Bennett

Antonia Bennett


PROFILE
Songwriters Robert Wells, Jack Segal
Year Written ca. 1989
About Antonia
Antonia Bennett is the youngest of Tony Bennett’s children; his daughter Joanna was born a few years before her. He has said often that he loved the song “When Joanna Love Me,” written by Robert Wells and Jack Segal, so much, that he named his first daughter Joanna. For the album Astoria: The Portrait of the Artist, Bennett asked Wells and Segal to write a song for Antonia, which they did.

Lyrics

Antonia
Soon you will out grow my arms
Soon enough you’ll discover
Other boys have charms

Antonia, woman child
Won’t be long, you drive ’em wild
But in the meantime, stay your daddy’s girl
And wrap me round your little finger

Antonia, take it slow
When it’s right, you let me know
But in the meantime let me be the guy
One you turn to till you learn to fly

Antonia
Soon you will outgrow my arms
Soon enough you’ll discover
Other boys have charms

Antonia, you will bloom
Leaving me your empty room
And anytime I’m lonely, I can find
The teddy bear and pony Antonia left behind

Session / Album Information

1989

“Antonia” was recorded on May 18, 1989 and was released the following year on Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 1990: Columbia CD: CK 45348 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5057 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist [Japan]
  • 1990: CBS LP 12″: 4660051 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #57 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK56) Astoria: Portrait of the Artist
  • 2013: Sony Music Entertainment: 98381 — Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist

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