I’ll Be Around

I'llBeAround


PROFILE
Composer and Lyricist Alec Wilder
Year Written 1942
About I’ll Be Around
“I’ll Be Around” is one of Alec Wilder’s loveliest and most touching ballads. Like most of Wilder’s work, it’s a very fine composition and works beautifully with his lyric. Early recordings were made by Cab Calloway and also by the Mills Brothers. After Tony Bennett’s 1963 recording, the song had a revival in interest. This song has also been recorded by Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff and Marian McPartland.

Lyrics

I’ll be around,
No matter how
You treat me now
I’ll be around from now on.

Your latest love
Can never last,
And when its past,
I’ll be around when he’s gone

Good-bye again,
And if you find a love like mine
Just now and then,
Oh drop a line to say you `re feeling fine

And when things go wrong
Perhaps you’ll see
You’re meant for me
So I’ll be around when he’s gone.

Good-bye again,
And if you find a love like mine
Just now and then,
Oh drop a line to say your feeling fine

And when things go wrong
Perhaps you’ll see
You’re meant for me
So I’ll be around when he’s gone.

Session / Album Information

1963

“I’ll Be Around” was recorded on November 6, 1963 and released in 1964 on the album The Many Moods of Tony. It was arranged by Dick Hyman and features Bobby Hackett on cornet.

This recording released on:

  • 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]
  • 1967: Hallmark LP 12″: SHM 769 — The Very Thought Of You
  • 1971: Harmony LP 12″: KH 30758 — The Very Thought Of You
  • 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
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2011: Disc #28 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK27) The Many Moods of Tony

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