Emily

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PROFILE
Composer Johnny Mandel
Lyricist Johnny Mercer
Year Written 1964
About Emily
This song is from the 1964 film The Americanization of Emily, which starred James Garner and Julie Andrews. It takes place in London in 1944. Emily, played by Julie Andrews, lost her husband, brother and father in the war and finds herself attracted to Charlie Madison, played by James Garner. The film was very well received and is a personal favorite of both of the lead actors.

Lyrics

Emily, Emily, Emily
Has the murmuring sound of May
All silver bells, coral shells, carousels
And the laughter of children at play

Say Emily, Emily, Emily
And we fade to a marvelous view
Two lovers alone and out of sight
Seeing images in the firelight
As my eyes visualize a family
They see dreamily, Emily

As my eyes visualize a family
They see Emily, Emily, too

Session / Album Information

1965

“Emily” was recorded on December 28, 1965 and released in 1966 on The Movie Song Album. It was arranged by Johnny Mandel.

This recording released on:

  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9272 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2472 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: BPG 62677 — The Movie Song Album (UK)
  • 1991: Columbia CD: C4K 46843 — Forty Years – The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1993: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6641 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1997: Columbia CD: CK 09272 — The Movie Song Album
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 82876 87233 2 — The Movie Song Album
  • 2011: Disc #32 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK31) The Movie Song Album

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