Until Yesterday

Guiseppe Fanciulli

Guiseppe Fanciulli


PROFILE
Composer Guiseppe Fanciulli
Lyricist (Italian) Nicola “Nisa” Salerno
Lyricist (English) William Engvick
Year Written 1953
About Until Yesterday
Known in Italian as “Non e la Pioggia,” this song was written by the Italian songwriter Guiseppe Fanciulli, who lived from 1915 to 1973 and wrote popular Italian songs, many of which were used in Italian films, including those by Fellini. The English lyrics for “Until Yesterday” were written by William Engvick.

Lyrics

You let me live in a heaven on earth until yesterday
But now the world I wake to is blue and overcast
You whispered words that went right to my heart until yesterday
It’s wrong for me to cry now; I knew it couldn’t last

I tremble when I think of the hour and the place
Where you said you were through with me
How could you throw away
All the hopes, all the joys, all the love that you knew with me

I used to say that I’d never forgive you for yesterday
There’s nothing to forgive, though, but so much to forget

I’ve tried to say that I’d never forgive you for yesterday
There’s nothing to forgive, though, but so much to forget

Session / Album Information

1953

“Until Yesterday” was recorded on December 4, 1953 and released the following year as a single.

This recording released on:

  • 1954: Columbia 78: 40213
  • 1954: Columbia 45: 4-40213
  • 1959: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1292 — Blue Velvet
  • 2005: ASV/Living Era CD: 5512 — Take My Hand…
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #5 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK5) The Columbia Singles, Volume 3

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