Composer Mabel Wayne
Lyricist L. Wolfe Gilbert
Year Written 1928
About Ramona
“Ramona” was written as the theme song for the 1928 adventure-romance film of the same name. It is noteworthy in that it was the first motion picture theme song written. The song as use again in a 1936 remake. In 1928, it was recorded by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and featured Bix Biederbecke on cornet.


Ramona, I hear the mission bells above
Ramona , they’re ringing out our song of love
I press you, caress you
And bless the day you taught me to care
I’ll always remember
The rambling rose you wear in your hair

Ramona, when the day is done you’ll hear me call
Ramona, we’ll meet beside the waterfall
I dread the dawn
When I awake to find you gone
Ramona, I need you, my own

Session / Album Information


“Ramona” was recorded on October 13, 1960 and released that year as a single. It was arranged by Glenn Osser.


Listen to Ramona on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 2011.

This recording released on:

  • 1960: Columbia 45: 4-41874
  • 1960: Philips 45: PB 1122
  • 2011: Disc #8 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK8) The Columbia Singles, Vol. 6

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