So Far

Allegro

PROFILE
Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II
Year Written 1947
About So Far
“So Far” is from the 1947 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Allegro, which had big shoes to fill, coming on the heels of Oklahoma and Carousel. It ran for nine months, but received mixed reviews and is seldom performed today.A young college student named Stephen Sondheim worked as a go-fer for $25 a week. The British director Cameron Mackintosh once told Sondheim “You know, Steve, you’ve spent your entire life trying to fix the second act of Allegro.”

Lyrics

We have nothing to remember, so far, so far.
So far we haven’t walked by night and shared the light of a star.
So far,your heart has never fluttered so near,
So near that my own heart alone could hear it.
We haven’t gone beyond the very beginning.
We’ve just begun to know how lucky we are
So we have nothing to remember so far, so far.
But now I’m face to face with you
And now at last we’ve met.
And now we can look forward to the things well never forget!

Session / Album Information

1958

So Far was recorded on April 8, 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
  • 1993:  Columbia House Music Collection CD: 2C2 8222 — The Great American Composers: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Vol. 2
  • 2011:  Disc #12 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK2) Long Ago and Far Away

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