Don’t Wait Too Long

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PROFILE
Composer and Lyricist Sunny Skylar
Year Written tbd
About Don’t Wait Too Long
“Don’t Wait Too Long” concerns a relationship between a younger and older person (“you are the summer and I am the autumn”) and the realization that the time together may not be as long as they’d wish. Other recordings of this song are by Frank Sinatra (1965, September of My Years) and Blossom Dearie (1964, May I Come In).

Lyrics

You are the summer and I am the autumn
Don’t wait too long
Your song’s beginning while mine’s nearly sung
Don’t wait too long

Fall is a lovely time of the year
When leaves turn to golden brown
But soon fall is ending and winter is near
And the leaves start tumblin’ down

Why must the moments go by in such haste?
Don’t wait too long
Winter is coming, I’ve no time to waste
Don’t wait too long

So while my heart’s gay and foolish
And free and still can sing its song
Share every precious moment with me
Don’t you wait too long

Don’t wait too long
Don’t wait too long

So while my heart’s gay and foolish
And free and still can sing its song
Share every precious moment with me
Don’t wait too long

Session / Album Information

1963

“Don’t Wait Too Long” was recorded on September 11, 1963 and released in 1964 on the album The Many Moods of Tony. It was arranged by Dick Hyman.

This recording released on:

  • 1963: CBS 45: AAG 176
  • 1963: Columbia 45: 4-42886
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8941 — The Many Moods Of Tony
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 2141 — The Many Moods Of Tony
  • 1964: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 62245 — The Many Moods Of Tony [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #28 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK27) The Many Moods of Tony

2014

“Don’t Wait Too Long” was recorded in 2014 as a solo by Tony Bennett and released that year on Cheek To Cheek. It was arranged by Jorge Calandrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 2014: Columbia/RPM/Streamline/Intercept Records: B0021494-02 – Cheek To Cheek (deluxe edition)
  • 2014: Columbia/RPM/Streamline/Intercept Records: B0021861-03 – Cheek To Cheek (Target edition)
  • 2014: Columbia/RPM/Streamline/Intercept Records: B0021688-02 – Cheek To Cheek (HSN edition)
  • 2014: Columbia/RPM/Streamline/Intercept Records: Cheek To Cheek (iTunes edition)

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