Follow Me

Follow Me

PROFILE
Composer Frederick Loewe
Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner
Year Written 1960
ABOUT Follow Me
Follow Me is from the 1960 Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, based on T.H. White’s The Once and Future King. The song is sung to the Arthur by water nymph.Camelot was much beloved by John and Jacqueline Kennedy. Over time, the Kennedy presidency became closely associated with Camelot, as, like that of King Arthur, the Kennedy administration promised a new and vibrant future. After Kennedy’s assassination, Mrs. Kennedy said that her husband’s favorite lines from Camelot was “Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot.”

Lyrics

Far from day, far from night,
Out of time, out of sight,
In between earth and sea,
We shall fly; follow me.
Dry the rain, warm the snow;
Where the winds never go
Follow me, follow me, follow me
To a cave by a sapphire shore
Where we’ll walk through an emerald door,
And for thousands of breathless evermores my life you shall be.
Only you, only I,
World farewell, world goodbye.
To our home ‘neath the sea
We shall fly; follow me.
Follow me, follow me, follow me.

Session / Album Information

1960

Follow Me was recorded on October 13, 1960 and released as a single that year; this recording was also used for the 1962 album Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits. It was arranged by Glenn Osser.

This recording released on:

  • 1960: Columbia 45: 4-41874
  • 1962: CBS 45: AAG 208
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8563 — Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1763 — Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits
  • 1993: Columbia House Music Collection CD: 2C2 8306 — The Great American Composers: Lerner & Loewe
  • 2011: Disc #8 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK8) The Columbia Singles, Vol. 6
  • 2011: Disc #21 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK21) Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway Hits

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