"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" is a popular song, written in the fall of 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, by George Cory (1920-1978) and Douglass Cross (1920-1975) and best known as the signature song of Tony Bennett.
The song was released as a single by Bennett on Columbia Records, as the b-side to "Once Upon A Time", peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was later issued on the album of the same name.
The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay The glory that was Rome is of another day I've been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan I'm going home to my city by the Bay
I left my heart in San Francisco High on a hill, it calls to me To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care
My love waits there in San Francisco Above the blue and windy sea When I come home to you, San Francisco Your golden sun will shine for me