The songwriting team of Sammy Cahn (lyrics) and Jule Styne (music) wrote “Time After Time” during the period they were working closely with Frank Sinatra. It’s no surprise then that the version by “Ol’ Blue Eyes” hit the charts in 1947 and rose to #16.
Cahn and Styne had met Sinatra during his tenure with Tommy Dorsey, and when he left the trombonist’s band to start a solo career the pair began writing numbers for him. In 1946 they actually left New York on the train with Sinatra and family for Hollywood. Once there, the songwriters and Sinatra started putting on little “theatrical productions” involving their friends. According to Theodore Taylor’s biography Jule: The Story of Composer Jule Styne, these shows were elaborate presentations with complete scores and intricate sketches.
What good are words I say to you? They can't convey to you what's in my heart If you could hear instead The things Ive left unsaid
Time after time I tell myself that im So lucky to be loving you
So lucky to be The one you run to see In the evening, when the day is through
I only know what I know The passing years will show Youve kept my love so young, so new
And time after time Youll hear me say that im So lucky to be loving you