I’ll Be Seeing You

Ill Be Seeing You

PROFILE
Composer Sammy Fain
Lyricist Irving Kahal
Year Written 1938
About I’ll Be Seeing You
“I’ll Be Seeing You,” written in 1938, grew to its fame during World War II, when it became something of an anthem for soldiers serving overseas and the loved ones left at home. It’s been recorded by Billie Holiday, Al Hirt, Lisa Minelli, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Willie Nelson.

Lyrics

Cathedral bells were tolling
And our hearts sang on
Was it the spell of Paris
Or the April dawn
Who knows if we shall meet again
But when the morning chimes ring sweet again, sweet again

I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day through
In that small cafe
The park across the way
The children’s carousel
That chestnut tree
The wishing well

I’ll be seeing you in every lovely summer’s day
In everything that’s light and gay
I’ll always think of you that way
I’ll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I’ll be looking at the moon
But I’ll be seeing you

Session / Album Information

1956

This song was recorded on September 12, 1956 and released in 1957 on the album Tony.

This recording  released on:

  • 1957: Columbia LP 12″: CL 938 — Tony
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2008: Not Now Music CD: NOT3CD010 — Three Original Hit Albums [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #10 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK10) Tony

1992

“I’ll Be Seeing You” was recorded in June 1992 and was released that year on Perfectly Frank. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1992: Columbia CD: CK 52965 — Perfectly Frank
  • 1992: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6565 — Perfectly Frank [Japan]
  • 2007: Sony Music CD: 715320 — Tony Bennett Sings the Ultimate American Songbook, Vol. 1
  • 2011: Disc #58 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK57) Perfectly Frank

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