Passing Strangers

passingstrangers

PROFILE
Songwriters Mel Mitchell, Stanley Applebaum
Year Written 1957
About Passing Strangers
“Passing Strangers” was first recorded in 1957 as a duet with Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan. The song was popular in the US, but fared much better in the UK.

Lyrics

We seem like passing strangers now
How can you hurry by?
There were never two who loved
Half as much as you and I

We seem like passing strangers now
Funny, how things can change
We were so inseparable
Now you’re acting very strange

The hands I used to touch
Don’t even wave hello
How I miss your lips
You’ll never know

If you would only turn to me
Speak my name just once more
You might find right there and then
Strangers can be lovers again

The hands I used to touch
Don’t even wave hello
How I miss your lips
You’ll never know

If you would only turn to me
Speak my name just once more
You might find right there and then
Strangers can be lovers again

Session / Album Information

1971

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

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