Sweet Lorraine

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PROFILE
Composer Cliff Burwell
Lyricist Mitchell Parish
Year Written 1928
About Sweet Lorraine
“Sweet Lorraine” was originally a vaudeville song; the Rudy Valle recording made the song quite popular and a nice, up-tempo jazz number. Nat King Cole had a major hit with this song in 1940.

Lyrics

I’ve just found joy
I’m as happy as a baby boy
With another brand new choo-choo toy
When I’m with my sweet Lorraine.

A pair of eyes
That are bluer than the summer skies
When you see her you will realize,
Why I love my sweet Lorraine.

Now when it’s raining I don’t miss the sun
Cuz its in my baby’s smile
And to think that I’m the lucky one,
Who will lead her down the aisle

Each night I pray
That nobody steals her heart away
I can’t wait until that lucky day
When I marry sweet Lorraine.

Session / Album Information

1965

“Sweet Lorraine” was recorded on March 11, 1965 and released in 1965 on the album If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set. It was arranged by Don Costa.

This recording released on:

  • 1965: CL 2343 — If I Ruled The World (Songs For The Jet Set)
  • 1965: CS 9143 — If I Ruled The World (Songs For The Jet Set)
  • 1974: Embassy LP 12″: EMB 31058 — If I Ruled the World [UK]
  • 1987: CBS LP 12″: 4504651 — Jazz (UK)
  • 1987: Columbia LP 12″: C2 40424 — Jazz
  • 1987: Columbia CD: CGK 40424 — Jazz
  • 1991: Columbia CD: C4K 46843 — Forty Years – The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1993: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6641 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1997: CK 65317 — If I Ruled The World (Songs For The Jet Set)
  • 1998: Columbia CD: CK 65049 — This Is Jazz #33
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2005: Columbia CD: 94299 — Jazz Moods: Cool
  • 2011: Disc #31 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK30) If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set


An alternate version of “Sweet Lorraine” was recorded at the same session, but was not released until 2011 with the Tony Bennett Complete Collection box set.

This recording released on:

  • 2011: Disc #1 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK1) Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 1

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