The song was first recorded by Charles Trenet in 1942. It was used extensively in the François Truffaut film Stolen Kisses (1968), its French title, Baisers volés, having been taken from the song's lyrics. The song was also used in the films "Iris" (2001), "Something's Gotta Give" (2003) and "Ces amours-là" (2010).
The song is best known to English-speaking audiences as "I Wish You Love", with new lyrics by Albert A. Beach: introduced in 1957 by Keely Smith as the title cut of her solo debut album, "I Wish You Love" would become one of Smith's signature songs. Smith's debut album otherwise consisted of standards: she would recall: "[when] we sat down to select the songs [record producer] Voyle Gilmore...played a bunch of standards [then] said: 'I want to play you a really pretty French song...it won't mean nothing and you won't do it in the album but I just thought I'd play it for you' and he played 'I Wish You Love'. So, at the end of him playing all these songs...I said: 'Babe, I'll sing any 11 songs y'all want me to but I want to sing 'I Wish You Love'."
Goodbye, No use leading with our chins, This is where our story ends, Never lovers ever friends. Goodbye, Let our hearts call it a day, But before you walk away, I sincerely want to say.
I wish you bluebirds in the spring, To give your heart a song to sing, And then a kiss, but more than this, I wish you love.
And then July, lemonade To cool you in some leafy glade, I wish you health, and more than wealth, I wish you love.
My breaking heart and I agree That you and I could never be, So with my best, my very best, I set you free.
I wish you shelter from the storm, A cozy fire to keep you warm, Most of all, when snowflakes fall, I wish you love.
"When You're Smiling" is a song by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher, and Joe Goodwin (June 6, 1889 - July 31, 1943), and made famous by Louis Armstrong, who recorded it at least three times, in 1929, 1932, and 1956. Duke Ellington also recorded it several times earlier in his career.
Many other recordings exist, for example those by Billie Holiday with Lester Young and Teddy Wilson in 1938, Studies in Swing No.3, Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Patti Page. Cliff Bruner brought it to the country charts in 1939. It was adopted by Leicester City F.C. as the club anthem, and can be heard at many of the team's games. In 1961, Judy Garland performed the song at the Judy at Carnegie Hall concert. Andy Williams released a version on his 1963 album, Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests. Dean Martin also sang it, sometimes parodying it as "When You're Drinkin'". Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra, with Billie Holiday, performed this classic on January 6, 1938, in New York City for Brunswick/Columbia, with Teddy Wilson on piano, Benny Morton on trombone, Buck Clayton on trumpet, Lester Young on tenor sax, Freddie Green on guitar, Walter Page on bass and Jo Jones on drums.
When you're smiling When you're smiling The whole world smiles with you
When you're laughing When you're laughing The sun comes shining through
But when you're crying You bring on the rain So stop that sighing Be happy again
Keep on smiling Cause when you're smiling The whole world smiles with you
Lyrics:Maybelle Watson ,George A. Norton Music:Ernie Burnett
The song was publishe 1912.
The original title for “My Melancholy Baby” was “Melancholy.” It was copyrighted in 1911 with music by Ernie Burnett and lyrics by Maybelle Watson, Burnett’s wife. Burnett sold the piece to Theron C. Bennett, music publishers who liked the song but not the lyrics. George A. Norton, a composer and lyricist, wrote new lyrics, and the song was published in 1912 with a dedication to “Miss Maybelle Watson of Berkeley, California.” That same year, the copyright was transferred to Joe Morris Music using the title “My Melancholy Baby.” During the 1930s, Miss Watson’s name found its way onto the music as co-lyricist, but the ASCAP website now lists only Burnett and Norton.
Come sweetheart mine; don't sit and pine Tell me of the cares that make you feel so blue What have I done answer me, hon' Have I ever said an unkind word to you My love is true and just for you I'd do almost anything at anytime Dear, when you sigh or when you cry Something seems to grip this very heart of mine
Come to me, my melancholy baby Cuddle up and don't be blue . . . All your fears are foolish fancies, maybe You know, dear that I'm in love with you!
Every cloud must have a silver lining Wait until the sun shines through Smile, my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear Or else I shall be melancholy too!
It was recorded by Marion Harris on July 22, 1918 and released on Victor 18509. It is the basis for many other jazz songs, as it can easily be improvised over. It is also the theme song for the BBC sitcom After You've Gone (performed by Jamie Cullum).
After you've gone and left me crying After you've gone there's no denying You'll feel blue, You'll feel sad You'll miss the dearest pal you've ever had
There'll come a time, now don't forget it There'll come a time, when you'll regret it Some day when you grow lonely Your heart will break like mine and you'll want me only After you've gone, after you've gone away
After I'm gone, after we break up After I'm gone, you're gonna wake up You will find you were blind To let somebody come and change your mind
After the years we've been together The joy and tears, all kinds of weather Some day blue and downhearted You'll long to be with me right back where you started After I'm gone, after I'm gone away
The music is credited to Harry Carroll, although the melody is actually adapted from Fantaisie-Impromptu by Frédéric Chopin. The lyrics were written by Joseph McCarthy, and the song was published in 1917 and introduced in the Broadway show Oh, Look! which opened in March, 1918.
The song was sung in the show by The Dolly Sisters. Judy Garland sang it in the 1941 film "Ziegfield Girl." It was subsequently sung by Jack Oakie in the 1944 film The Merry Monahans and was again featured in the 1945 film The Dolly Sisters (1945 in film), where it was sung by John Payne. It was also included for part of the run (and in the cast album) of the 1973 revival of Irene.
At the end of the rainbow there's happiness And to find it how often I've tried But my life is a race, just a wild goose chase And my dreams have all been denied!
Why have I always been a failure? What can the reason be? I wonder if the world's to blame? I wonder if it could be me?
I'm always chasing rainbows Watching clouds drifting by! My schemes are just like all my dreams Ending in the sky!
Some fellows look and find the sunshine I always look and find the rain! Some fellows make a winning sometime I never even make a gain! Believe me . . .
I'm always chasing rainbows Waiting to find a little blue bird in vain!
The song was written for the film Swing Time (1936), where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Ginger plays a dance instructor whom Fred follows into her studio; he pretends to have "two left feet" in order to get her to dance with him. Fred sings the verse to her and she responds with the chorus. After an interlude, they dance to the tune. (Author John Mueller has written their dance "is one of the very greatest of Astaire's playful duets: boundlessly joyous, endlessly re-seeable.")
Please teacher, teach me something. Nice teacher, teach me something. I'm as awkward as a camel. That's not the worst. My two feet haven't met yet. But I'll be teacher's pet yet, 'Cause I'm going to learn to dance or burst.
Now nothing's impossible, I have found For when my chin is on the ground, I pick myself up, Dust myself off, And start all over again.
Don't lose your confidence if you slip, Be grateful for a pleasant trip, And pick yourself up, Dust off, Start all over again.
Work like a soul inspired Until the battle of the day is won. You may be sick and tired, But you be a man, my son.
Will you remember the famous men Who have to fall to rise again, So take a deep breath, Pick yourself up, Start all over again.
You got a work like a soul inspired Until the battle of the day is won. You may be sick and tired, But you be a man, my son.
Will you remember the famous men Who have to fall and rise again, So take a deep breath, Pick yourself up, Dust yourself off, Start all over again.
Will you remember the famous men Who have to fall and rise again, So take a deep breath, Pick yourself up, Dust yourself off, Start all over again.
Lyrics ,Music:Sammy Fain ,Irving Kahal ,Pierre Norman
The song was publishe 1930.
Since Fain was primarily a musicwriter and Kahal a lyricist, it may be assumed that the music was by Fain and lyrics were by Kahal, with Connor's contribution uncertain.
The song was introduced in the movie The Big Pond (1930) by Maurice Chevalier. The song has been used in other movies, including Monkey Business (1931), where the Marx Brothers steal Chevalier's passport and sing this song to try to prove they are Chevalier as they attempt to pass through US Customs. The song is a well-known standard, recorded by many artists, though Chevalier's and Frank Sinatra's versions are best known.
Sweet one, fairer than the flowers Never will I meet one sweeter than you Would you turn away or could you Really learn to care if I ever dare To say I love you
If the nightingales could sing like you They'd sing much sweeter than they do For you brought a new kind of love to me
And if the sandman brought me dreams of you I'd want to sleep my whole life through You brought a new kind love to me
I know that I'm the slave, you're the queen Still you can understand That underneath it all You're a maid and I am only a man
I would work and slave the whole day through If I could hurry home to you You brought a new kind of love to me
You know there was a novel that had almost the same title as the song. It's "The End of the Affair" by Graham Greene. When I heard the song by Sinatra (c. 1956), I think the Greene's books (in Japanese) were at the book-store already. But the song was published in 1950, that was older than Greene's 1951. I am never going to say anything that the song had influenced Greene: However, I guess something like that might have inspired for the title at some rate. When I heard the song Sinatra sang then, it didn't sound me in my mind, it's true. But in fact, the song is named "The End of a Love Affair."
I'm seeking someone for advice The situation isn't very nice I've found myself completely at a lost My heart and not my mind is base..
So I walk a little too fast And I drive a little too fast And I'm reckless it's true, But what else can you do At the End of a love affair?
So I talk a little too much, And I laugh a little too much And my voice is too loud, When I'm out in a crowd So that people are apt to stare.
Do they know, do they care, That it's only That I'm lonely and low as can be? And the smile on my face isn't really a smile at all.
So I smoke a little too much, And I drink a little too much And the tunes I request Are not always the best But the ones where the trumpets blare.
So I go at a maddening pace, And I pretend that it's taking her place But what else can you do, At the end of a love affair?
The song was written for the musical film, Swing Time, where it was co-introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Astaire had a major record hit on Brunswick records. However, it was made most famous by Billie Holiday's recording.
A fine romance, with no kisses A fine romance, my friend this is We should be like a couple of hot tomatoes But you're as cold as yesterday's mashed potatoes
A fine romance, you won't nestle A fine romance, you won't even wrestle I might as well play bridge with my old maid aunt I haven't got a chance This is a fine romance
A fine romance, my good fellow You take romance, I'll take jello You're calmer than the seals in the Arctic Ocean At least they flap their fins to express emotion
A fine romance with no quarrels With no insults and all morals I've never mussed the crease in your blue serge pants I never get the chance This is a fine romance
(* Sinatra's 2nd chorus) A fine romance, with no kisses A fine romance, my friend this is We two should be like clams in the dish of chowder But we just fizz like parts of settless powder
A fine romance with no clinches A fine romance with no flinches You're just as hard to land as the Ile de France I haven't got a chance. This is a fine romance
"Some Day My Prince Will Come" is a popular song from Walt Disney's 1937 animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was written by Larry Morey (lyrics) & Frank Churchill (music), and performed by Adriana Caselotti (Snow White's voice in the movie). It was also featured in the 1979 stage adaptation of the 1937 animated musical movie.
Some day my prince will come Some day we'll meet again And away to his castle we'll go To be happy forever I know
Some day when spring is here We'll find our love anew And the birds will sing And wedding bells will ring Some day when my dreams come true
Some day my prince will come Some day I'll find my love And how thrilling that moment will be When the prince of my dreams comes to me
He'll whisper "I love you" And steal a kiss or two Though he's far away I'll find my love some day Some day when my dreams come true
Some day I'll find my love Someone to call my own And I'll know her the moment we meet For my heart will start skipping a beat
Some day we'll say and do Things we've been longing to Though she's far away I'll find my love some day Some day when my dreams come true
It was inspired by Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly and contains a brief musical quote from the act 2 duet Tutti i fior in the verse.
It was introduced in the Broadway show The Big Show, which opened in August 1916, and was sung in the show by Sophie Bernard.
(Sarah Vaughan sings it from the verse: 1956.)
There's a story told of a little Japanese Sitting demurely beneath the cherry blossom trees Miss Butterfly's her name A sweet little innocent child was she Till a fine young American from the sea To her garden came
They met 'neath the cherry blossoms, every day And he taught her how to love in the American way To love with a soul was easy to learn And he sailed away with a promise to return
Poor Butterfly 'Neath the blossoms waiting Poor Butterfly For she loved him so The moments pass into hours The hours pass into years And as she smiles through her tears She murmurs low
The moon and I Know that he'll be faithful I'm sure he'll come to me By and by But if he won't come back Then I never sigh or cry I just must die Poor Butterfly
It was introduced in the film One Minute to Zero. Jeri Southern released the original version in April 1952 with the song's composer, Victor Young, handling the arranging and conducting duties. The song has become a standard, with many artists recording it, though the first hit version was by Doris Day released in July 1952.
Doris Day's recording was made on June 5, 1952. It was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39786 and issued with the flip side "Take Me in Your Arms". The song reached number 20 on the Billboard chart.
When I fall in love it will be forever Or I'll never fall in love In a restless world like this is Love is ended before it's begun And too many moonlight kisses Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun
When I give my heart it will be completely Or I'll never give my heart And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too Is when I fall in love with you.
And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too Is when I fall in love with you.
Lyrics:Irving Gordon ,Irving Mills Music:Duke Ellington
The song was publishe 1938.
On August 9, 1938, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, featuring Johnny Hodges, recorded "Prelude to a Kiss" for the Brunswick label. A second version was recorded fifteen days later for the Vocalion label. This time it was by Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra with vocalist Mary McHugh.
If you hear a song in blue Like a flower crying for the dew That was my heart serenading you My prelude to a kiss
If you hear a song that grows From my tender sentimental woes That was my heart trying to compose A prelude to a kiss
Though it's just a simple melody With nothing fancy, nothing much You could turn it to a symphony A Schubert tune with a Gershwin touch
Oh how my love song gently cries For the tenderness within your eyes My love is a prelude that never dies A prelude to a kiss