Gene Lees

Gene Lees

Composer Maurice Ravel
Lyrics Gene Lees
Year Written 1899 (music)
About Here
“Here” features lyrics by Gene Lees, written to an adaptation of Maurice Ravel’s “Pavanne for a Dead Princess.”


Here’s the village we slowly explored one September
Here’s the cobblestone street you adored, I remember
Here’s the cafe where we’d sit by the hour
And here is the shop I bought you a flower
And here I am all alone with a few faded pictures of you

Here’s the beach where the white sea birds cried, high above you
Here’s the rock where you held me and sighed how I love you
Here is the field we saw shrouded in mist
And here is the place in the woods where we kissed
Thought I try telling myself she is gone, she is gone
You’re still here

Session / Album Information


“Here” was recorded on October 7, 1969 and released the following year on the album Tony Sings The Great Hits of Today! It was arranged by Peter Matz.


Listen to Here on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1971.

This recording released on:

  • 1970: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9980 — Tony Sings The Great Hits Of Today
  • 2011: Disc #39 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK38) Tony Sings The Great Hits of Today!

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