It Was Written in the Stars

Casbah

PROFILE
Composer Harold Arlen
Lyricist Leo Robin
Year Written 1948
About It Was Written in the Stars
Arlen and Robin wrote “It Was Written In the Stars” for the 1948 movie Casbah, which starred Yvonne DeCarlo, Tony Martin and Peter Lorre. Tony Martin introduced the song in the movie.

Lyrics

It was written in the stars
What was written in the stars shall be
It was written in the skies
That the heart and not the eyes shall see

And so whether it bring joy
Whether it bring woe
It shall be done
Now suddenly I know
You are the one

Here as in a daydream
By my side you stand
Here with my tomorrows
In your hands

It was written high above
That I have to have your love
Or I’ll never be free
And cloudy though the day be
Crazy though I may be
What the stars foretold shall be

Here as in a daydream
By my side you stand
Here with my tomorrows
In your hands

It was written high above
That I have to have your love
Or I’ll never be free
And cloudy though the day be
Crazy though I may be
What the stars foretold shall be

And so shall it be

Session / Album Information

1960

This song was recorded on August 17, 1960 and released in 1960 on the album Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen.

This recording released on:

  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8359 — A String Of Harold Arlen
  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1559 — A String Of Harold Arlen
  • 1960:  Philips LP 12″ (Mono): BBL 7455 — Sings A String Of Harold Arlen (UK)
  • Sony Music CD: SMSP A 8359 — A String Of Harold Arlen
  • 1975: Columbia LP 12″: KG 33376 — Let’s Fall In Love With The Songs Of Harold Arlen And Cy Coleman
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5244 — Sings A String Of Harold Arlen [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #18 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK18) Tony Bennett Sings a String of Harold Arlen

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