Robert Farnon

Robert Farnon

Composer and Lyricist Robert Farnon
Year Written 1968
About Irena
“Irena” is from the Robert Farnon score for the 1968 film Shalako, based on a Louis Lamour western novel.


Irena, Irena
A lover waits for you
The right one, a knight one
No other love will do
Everything you ever dreamed a man could bring
He’ll offer for the taking
So take him
He needs you
You need him
Oh, no lover waits too long
Believe him
Receive him
You know where you belong
Live today
Its time you gave your love away
Don’t wait until tomorrow
In sorrow
You may find
Your lover gone
Irena, Irena, darling

Session / Album Information


“Irena” was recorded on October 1, 1968 and released in 1972 on the album Summer of ’42. It was arranged by Robert Farnon and produced by Jack Gold.


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

This recording released on:

  • 1972: Columbia LP 12″: C 31219 — Summer Of ’42
  • 1972: CBS LP 12″: S64848 — Summer Of ’42 (UK)
  • 2011: Disc #43 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK42) Summer of ’42

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