Stay Where You Are

photography by Herman Leonard

photography by Herman Leonard


PROFILE
Composer David E. Coleman
Lyricist William Engvick
Year Written 1952
About Stay Where You Are
Lyricist William Engvick collaborated frequently with composer Alec Wilder, writing lyrics for “While We’re Young” and “A Time For Love,” among others. David Coleman composed popular music in the 1950s, including “Tippy-Toe” and “Soda Pop Hop.”

Lyrics

Stay where you are
Here in my arms
This is the moment I’ve prayed for

Stay where you are
Close to my heart
This the night we were made for

Don’t watch the clock
Don’t say it’s late
Don’t leave me now lost and lonely

Can’t you feel it darling
Can’t you see what
What the nearness of you means to me

Please won’t you stay
Stay where you are
And make this moment last forever

Session / Album Information

1952

“Stay Where You Are” was recorded on August 26, 1952 and released as single that year. It was arranged by Percy Faith.

This recording released on:

  • 1952: Columbia 78: 39866
  • 1952: Columbia 45: 4-39866
  • 2000: Blue Jackel CD: 8427328030137 — Blue Velvet and Other Early Hits
  • 2001: Blue Moon CD: BMCD 8001 — Blue Velvet and Other Early Hits [Spain]
  • 2004: Solo CD: 1214 — Blue Velvet And Other Early Hits
  • 2004: Blue Moon CD: BMCD 3013 — Blue Velvet And Other Early Hits [Spain]
  • 2005: ASV/Living Era CD: 5512 — Take My Hand…
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #4 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK4) The Columbia Singles, Volume 2

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