The Shadow of Your Smile Lyrics:Paul Francis Webster Music:Johnny Mandel
The song was publishe 1965.
The song was introduced in the 1965 film The Sandpiper, with a trumpet solo by Jack Sheldon and later became a minor hit for Tony Bennett (Johnny Mandel arranged and conducted his version as well). It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Well-known versions of the song were recorded by Barbra Streisand (on her 1965 album My Name Is Barbra, Two...), singer Shirley Bassey (on her 1966 album I've Got a Song for You), Andy Williams, Percy Faith, Rita Reys, Al Martino, Perry Como, Nancy Sinatra, Astrud Gilberto, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra. Connie Francis recorded the song in English, Spanish (La sombra de tu sonrisa), and in Italian (Castelli di sabbia).
Tony Bennett also sings from the verse, with nice pictures of Liz & Burton. 1965.
One day we walked along the sand One day in early spring You held a piper in your hand To mend its broken wing Now I'll remember many a day and many a lonely mile The echo of a piper's song, the shadow of a smile
The shadow of your smile When you are gone Will color all my dreams And light the dawn
Look into my eyes, my love, and see All the lovely things you are to me
Our wistful little star, It was far too high A teardrop kissed your lips And so did I
Now when I remember Spring And every little lovely thing I will be remembering The shadow of your smile