The Moment of Truth

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PROFILE
Songwriters Tex Satterwhite, Frank Scott
Year Written 1963
About The Moment of Truth
“The Moment of Truth” has been recorded by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby.

Lyrics

If you hear music when she’s near you
And Christmas comes ev’ry day of the year
Then you must know why it’s the first clue
That the moment of truth is near

If ev’ry time she glances your way
A million bells start to ring loud and clear
And, after one kiss, you yell “Mayday!”
Then the moment of truth is near

There will come a day when she looks at you
Thrills you through and through and calls your name
That will be the day when you say “I do”
’cause you’ve discovered that you’ve grown tired of playin’ the game”

And then you both know you’re through schemin’
*”Oh Promise Me”* starts to sing in your ear
You’re wide-awake, boy, you’re not dreamin’
’cause when you say “I do”, the moment of truth
At last is here!

There will come a day when she looks at you
Thrills you through and through and calls your name
That will be the day when you say “I do”
’cause you’ve discovered that you’ve grown tired of playin’ the game”

And then you both know you’re through schemin’
“Oh Promise Me” starts to sing in your ear
You’re wide-awake, boy, you’re not dreamin’
’cause when you say “I do”, the moment of truth
At last is here!

Session / Album Information

1963

“The Moment Of Truth” was recorded on April 24, 1963 and released in 1963 on the album This Is All I Ask. It was arranged by Ralph Burns.

This recording released on:

  • 1963: Columbia 45: 4-42931
  • 1963: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8856 — This Is All I Ask
  • 1963: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 2056 — This Is All I Ask
  • 1965: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9173 — Tony’s Greatest Hits, Vol. III
  • 1965: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2373 — Tony’s Greatest Hits, Vol. III
  • 1967: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 62821 — Tony’s Greatest Hits [UK]
  • 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
  • 1995: Columbia CD: CK 66504 — I Wanna Be Around
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2011: Disc #27 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK26) This Is All I Ask

1964-1

“Overture: The Moment of Truth” was recorded on April 8, 1964 and released in 2011 on Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On, as part of the 2011 Complete Collection. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 2011: Disc #74 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK72) Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On

1964-2

“Finale: The Moment of Truth (reprise)” was recorded on April 8, 1964 and released in 2011 on Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On, as part of the 2011 Complete Collection. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 2011: Disc #74 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK72) Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On

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