Congratulations To Someone

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PROFILE
Composer Al Frisch
Lyricist Roy Alfred
Year Written 1952
About Congratulations To Someone
This song was widely recorded when it was released, including versions from Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong. It has also been recorded by Dinah Washington. More recently, it was recorded (quite effectively) by Dakota Staton.

Lyrics

Congratulations to someone
Someone who’s happy with you
I guess he did the right thing
I wasn’t wise enough to do

Congratulations to someone
Someone who’s holding you now
You know I’ll always love you
But I’ll get along somehow

Didn’t I kiss you often enough?
Didn’t I hold you tight?
Why did you leave me here by myself
Crying alone in the night?

I thought you’d love me forever
Somehow it just couldn’t be
Congratulations to someone
But I wish that “the someone” was me

I thought you’d love me forever
Somehow it just couldn’t be
Congratulations to someone
But I wish that “the someone” was me

Session / Album Information

1952

“Congratulations To Someone” was recorded on August 26, 1952 and released as single that year. It was arranged by Percy Faith.

This recording released on:

  • 1952: Columbia 78: 39910
  • 1952: Columbia 45: 4-39910
  • 1955: Columbia LP 12″: CL 687 — Music for the Engaged
  • 1959: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1292 — Blue Velvet
  • 2000: Blue Jackel CD: 8427328030137 — Blue Velvet and Other Early Hits
  • 2001:  Blue Moon CD: BMCD 8001 — Blue Velvet and Other Early Hits [Spain]
  • 2004: Sepia Records CD: SEPIA 1028 — The Young Tony Bennett
  • 2004: Solo CD: 1214 — Blue Velvet And Other Early Hits
  • 2004: Blue Moon CD: BMCD 3013 — Blue Velvet And Other Early Hits [Spain]
  • 2005: ASV/Living Era CD: 5512 — Take My Hand…
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2008: Impact CD: 11105 — Purely
  • 2011: Disc #4 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK4) The Columbia Singles, Volume 2

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