You’re Nearer

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart


PROFILE
Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Lorenz Hart
Year Written 1940
About You’re Nearer
Rodgers and Hart wrote “You’re Nearer” for the 1940 movie version of Too Many Girls. It’s one of their loveliest and most elegant love songs. On the cover for the album, Richard Rodgers states “Tony’s recording of You’re Nearer makes me extremely happy and would affect Larry Hart the same way if he could hear it.”

Lyrics

Time is a healer
but it cannot heal my heart
my mind says I’ve forgotten you
anf then I feel my heart.
The miles lie between us,
but your fingers touch my owm.
You’re nearer far away from me,
for you’re too much my own.

You’re nearer
than my head to my pillow.
Nearer
than the wind is to the willow.
Dearer
than the rain is to the earth below.
Precious as the sun to the things that grow.
You’re nearer
than the ivy to thw wall is.
Nearer
than the winter to the fall is.
Leave me,
but when you’re away you’ll know
You’re nearer
for I love you so.

Session / Album Information

1976-1

“You’re Nearer” was recorded in September, 1976 and was released the following year on Together Again.

This recording released on:

  • 1977: Improv LP 12″: 7117 — Together Again
  • Disky CD: BX 883552 — As Time Goes By
  • 1991: DRG CD: CDMRS901 — Together Again
  • 1996: Victor CD: VICJ-5177 — Together Again
  • 1999: Rhino CD: R2 75837 — Together Again
  • 2000: Horatio Nelson CD: HNRCD9001 — The Essential Tony Bennett (UK)
  • 2002: Recall CD: RECA 353 — Have You Met Miss Jones? [UK]
  • 2003: Concord CD: CCD-2198 — Together Again
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2009: Concord CD: FAN-31281 — The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings
  • 2011: Disc #53 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK52) Together Again

1976-2

“You’re Nearer” (alternate, take #9) was recorded in September, 1976 but was not released until the 1999 Rhino release of Together Again.

This recording released on:

  • 1999: Rhino CD: R2 75837 — Together Again
  • 2003: Concord CD: CCD-2198 — Together Again
  • 2004: Concord CD: CCD4-2255 — The Complete Improv Recordings
  • 2009: Concord CD: FAN-31281 — The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings
  • 2011: Disc #53 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK52) Together Again

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