Gone With The Wind

Composer Allie Wrubel
Lyricist Herb Magidson
Year Written 1937
About Gone With The Wind
Alec Wilder notes in American Popular Song about “these exceptional songs from competent but unexceptional writers fascinate and plague me. For if they could write one sensitive, inventive, exceptional song, why not more?” Wrubel and Magidson may be lost to songwriting history, save this rather wonderful song with its timeless feel.


It was only yesterday I thought love had come to stay
But just like a bird in flight, love has vanished overnight
And now it’s

Gone with the wind, just like a leaf that has blown away.
Gone with the wind, my romance has flown away.

Yesterday’s kisses are still on my lips,
I had a lifetime of heaven at my fingertips.

But now all is gone, gone is the rapture that thrilled my heart.
Gone with the wind, the gladness that filled my heart
Just like a flame, love burned brightly
Then became an empty smoke dream that has gone,
Gone with the wind.

Session / Album Information


This song was recorded on February 29, 1960 and released in 1960 on the album Alone Together.

This recording released on:

  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8262 — Alone Together
  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1471 — Alone Together
  • 1960: Philips LP 12″: BBL 7452 — Alone Together (UK)
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: 32DP-568 — Alone Together [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #17 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK17) Alone Together

Session / Album Information


“Gone With The Wind” was recorded in 2004 and released that same year on The Art of Romance. This song was arranged by Johnny Mandel.

This recording released on:

  • 2004: RPM/Columbia CD: CK 92820 — The Art of Romance
  • 2004: Sony Music CD 5187092000 — The Art of Romance (import)
  • 2011: Disc #69 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK67) The Art of Romance

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