You’re All The World To Me

Tony-so

PROFILE
Composer Burton Lane
Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner
Year Written 1950
About You’re All The World To Me
“You’re All The World To Me” was written for the 1951 MGM musical Royal Wedding, starring Fred Astaire. Astaire performed this song in one of the most famous shots in all of musical film: the dancing on the ceiling number.

Lyrics

Everywhere that beauty glows you are,
Everywhere an orchid grows you are,
Everything that’s young and gay, brighter than a holiday,
Everywhere the angels play you are.

You’re like Paris in April and May
You’re New York on a silvery day.
A Swiss Alp as the sun grows fainter,
You’re Loch Lomond when autumn is the painter.
You’re Moonlight on a night in Capri,
And Cape Cod looking out at the sea,
You’re all places that leave me breathless,
And no wonder: you’re all the world to me.
You’re Lake Como when dawn is aglow,
You’re Sun Valley right after a snow.
A museum, a Persian palace,
You’re my shining Aurora Borealis
You’re like Christmas at home by a tree,
The blue calm of a tropical sea.
You’re all places that leave me breathless,
And no wonder: you’re all the world to me

Session / Album Information

1993

“You’re All the World To Me” was recorded in July 1993 and was released that year on Steppin’ Out. It was arranged by Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1993: Columbia CD: CK 57424 — Steppin’ Out
  • 2011: Disc #59 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK58) Steppin’ Out

1994

“You’re All the World To Me” was recorded and televised live on April 12, 1994 on MTV. The MTV Unplugged album was released in June of that year. The songs from the televised concert were arranged by Tony Bennett and the Ralph Sharon Trio.

This recording released on:

  • 1993: Columbia CD: CK 66214 — MTV Unplugged
  • 2011: Discs #60/61 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK59) MTV Unplugged

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