It Could Happen To You

It Could Happen To You


PROFILE
Composer Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyricist Johnny Burke
Year Written 1944
About It Could Happen To You
“It Could Happen To You” was written for the 1944 movie And The Angels Sing, starring Dorothy Lamour. It was first recorded by Jo Stafford. Other recordings include those by Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis and Rosemary Clooney.

Lyrics

Hide your heart from sight, lock your dreams at night
It could happen to you
Don’t count stars or you might stumble
Someone drops a sigh and down you tumble

Keep an eye on spring, run when church bells ring
It could happen to you
All I did was wonder how your arms would be
And it happened to me

You better keep an eye on spring,
and grab your hat when church bells ring
It could happen to you
All I did was wonder how your arms would be

And it happened to me

Session / Album Information

1958

It Could Happen To You was recorded on April 7, 1958 and released in 1958 on the album Long Ago and Far Away. It was arranged by Frank DeVol.


This recording released on:

  • 1958:  Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1186 — Long Ago And Far Away
  • 1992:  Columbia House Music Collection CD: 2C2 8164 — The Great American Composers: James Van Heusen
  • 2011:  Disc #12 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK12) Long Ago and Far Away

1964

“It Could Happen To You” was recorded on March 26, 1964 and released in 1964 on the album When Lights Are Low. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8975 — When Lights Are Low
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 2175 — When Lights Are Low
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5242 — When Lights Are Low [Japan]
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 69699 85807 2 — When Lights Are Low
  • 2011: Disc #29 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK28) When Lights Are Low

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