A Cottage For Sale

Composer Willard Robison
Lyricist Larry Conley
Year Written
About A Cottage For Sale
This is a rather sweet and sad ballad about the lovely cottage for sale after the relationship breaks up. This song was first recorded by the composer Robison with his orchestra The Deep River Orchestra. Other early recordings include those by The Revelers and Bernie Cummins with the New Yorker Orchestra. In later years, the recordings by Frank Sinatra and Billy Eskstine were very popular.


A little dream castle with every dream gone
Is lonely and silent, the shades are all drawn
And my heart is heavy as I gaze upon
A cottage for sale

The lawn we were proud of is waving in hay
A beautiful garden has withered away
Where you planted roses the weeds seem to say
A cottage for sale

From every single window I see your face
But when I reach a window there’s empty space
The key’s in the mailbox the same as before
But no one is waiting for me anymore
The end of our story is there on the door
A cottage for sale

Session / Album Information


“A Cottage For Sale” was recorded on April 9, 1958 and released that year on the album Long Ago and Far Away. It was arranged by Frank DeVol.

A Cottage For Sale

Listen to A Cottage For Sale on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1958.

This recording released on:

  • 1958: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1186 — Long Ago And Far Away

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