My Heart Won’t Say Goodbye

Heart-goodbye

PROFILE
Composer Sigmund Romberg
Lyricist Leo Robin
Year Written 1953
About My Heart Won’t Say Goodbye
“My Heart Won’t Say Goodbye” was written for the 1954 Broadway musical The Girl In Pink Tights by Sigmund Romberg and Leo Robin. Romberg is best known for his work on operettas, though he did write a fair bit of more contemporary American music for Broadway musicals and was quite active as a film composer as well. Leo Robin was a noted Broadway lyricist, whose credits also include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Lorelei.

Lyrics

My heart won’t say goodbye
Won’t say goodbye to you
We think a dream fell through
But a heart doesn’t think as we do

Though we might say goodbye
No phrases of farewell
Could free me from your spell
And so, if you go, love it’s your love unknown
And come what may, my heart won’t say goodbye

And so, if you go, love it’s your love unknown
And come what may, my heart won’t say goodbye
Love, if we part my hopeful heart
Will sigh but it won’t say goodbye

Session / Album Information

1953

“My Heart Won’t Say Goodbye” was recorded on December 27, 1953 and released the following year as a single.

This recording released on:

  • 1954: Columbia 78: 40169
  • 1954: Columbia 45: 4-40169
  • 1959: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1292 — Blue Velvet
  • 1994: Columbia House Music Collection CD: C22 8430 — The Great American Composers: Leo Robin
  • 2005: ASV/Living Era CD: 5512 — Take My Hand…
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #5 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK5) The Columbia Singles, Volume 3

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