The Lamp is Low

The Lamp Is Low
Composer Peter DeRose, Bert Shefter
Lyricist Mitchell Parish
Year Written 1939
About The Lamp is Low
“The Lamp Is Low” was adapted from Maurice Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte. Early recordings include those by Mildred Bailey, Tommy Dorsey, and Frank Sinatra with the Harry James Orchestra.


Dream beside me in the midnight glow
The lamp is low
Dream and watch the shadows come and go
The lamp is low

While you linger in my arms
My lips will sigh I love you so

Dream the sweetest dream we’ll ever know
Tonight the moon is high
The lamp is low

Session / Album Information


“The Lamp is Low” was recorded on March 15, 1962 for On The Glory Road, which was to be released in 1962, but was canceled. The song was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

The Lamp Is Low

Listen to The Lamp Is Low on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1962.

This recording released on:

  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8613 — On The Glory Road (release canceled)
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1813 — On The Glory Road (release canceled)
  • 2011: Disc #22 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK22) On the Glory Road

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