While The Music Plays On

While The Music Plays On


PROFILE
Composer Emery “Eddie” Heim
Lyricists Irving Mills, Lupin Fein
Year Written 1939
About While The Music Plays On
Emery Heim was born in Budapest and moved to America in 1939. He served in the US Army, Special Services, during World War II.

Lyrics

Each night in some cafe
I’m on display until the dark turns into dawn
Up upon the stand, singing with a band
While the music plays on

Each night is just a long
And endless song until the last couple has gone
Vainly I must start singing out my heart
While the music plays on

Oh, what madness to discover
Music still possesses all its charms
As I serenade my lover
Dancing by in someone else’s arms

But I am not allowed to show the crowd
What happens when romance has gone
I must hide my fears singing through the tears
While the music plays on

Oh, what madness to discover
Music still possesses all of its charms
As I serenade my lover
Dancing by in someone else’s arms

But I am not allowed to show the crowd
What happens when romance has gone
I must hide my fears singing through my tears
While the music plays on

Session / Album Information

1954

While The Music Plays On was recorded on August 11, 1954  and released in 1955 on the album Cloud 7.

This recording also released on:

  • 1987: CBS LP 12″: 4504651 — Jazz (UK)
  • 1987: Columbia LP 12″: C2 40424 — Jazz
  • 1987: Columbia CD: CGK 40424 — Jazz
  • 1991: Columbia CD: CSK 4083 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett (Promo)
  • 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
  • 1998: Columbia CD: CK 65049 — This Is Jazz #33
  • 2004: Columbia CD: CK 85806 — Cloud 7
  • 2004: Jazz CD: 5060392000 — Cloud 7
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2008: Not Now Music CD: NOT3CD010 — Three Original Hit Albums [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #9 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK9) Cloud 7

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