It Was You

Cy Coleman

Cy Coleman


PROFILE
Composer Cy Coleman
Lyricist James Lipton
Year Written 1972
About It Was You
This song was written for a musical that was never produced. The show went through a series of names including Beautiful People, The Magician and Encounter. In fact, it’s quite likely that this song was never published.  Tony Bennett’s is the only recording of “It Was You.”

Lyrics

Who, when, why, what happened?
Hard to say.
A hundred changing winds
May bend or break us
Shape or shake us each day.
Go through fields and faces
Fly be eyes in review
But if you ask me who, when, why, what happened
It was you.

Session / Album Information

1971

“It Was You” was recorded on September 11, 1972 and released that year on the album The Good Things In Life. It was arranged by Robert Farnon.

This recording released on:

  • 1972: MGM LP 12″: MV-5088 — The Good Things In Life
  • 1972: Verve LP 12″: V6 5088 — The Good Things In Life
  • 1972:  Philips LP 12″: 6641297 — Spotlight On Tony Bennett (UK
  • 2011: Disc #45 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK44) The Good Things In Life

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