I’ll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her

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PROFILE
Composer Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyricist Sammy Cahn
Year Written 1965
About I’ll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her
“I’ll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her” was written for the 1965 musical Skyscraper by the songwriting team of Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn. The production got a mild reception, probably due to opening in the same season as Man of La Mancha and Sweet Charity. Tough competition.

Lyrics

‘ll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her
And I’ll think of her all the time
Lately I spend my day hearing her turn a phrase
Things I find hard to praise
Right now would be sublime
Oh, the truth is: I’ll only miss her when some stranger laughs
‘Cause its still her laugh my heart hears
Maybe in time, I guess
The longing will grow the slightest bit less
And there will be moments, yes
When it disappears
I’ll bet I forget her completely
In about a hundred years

Session / Album Information

1965

“I’ll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her” was recorded on September 26, 1965 and released in 1966 on the album A Time For Love. The song was arranged by Johnny Mandel.

This recording released on:

  • 1965: Columbia 45: 4-43431
  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 62800 — A Time For Love [UK]
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2560 — A Time For Love
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9360 — A Time For Love
  • 1973: Harmony LP 12″: KH 32171 — Tony!
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5243 — A Time For Love [Japan]
  • 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 #33 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK32) A Time For Love

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