Oh! What It Seemed To Be – Frankie Carle / Frank Sinatra / Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes

July 10, 2021

Today’s song of the day, “Oh! What it Seemed to Be,” is a song written by Bennie Benjamin, George Weiss and Frankie Carle.

Fun Facts

  • The song was initially released in 1945 by Abilene Music, Inc. and Anne-Rachel Music Corp. 
  • The song played a huge role in making Benjamin and Weiss one of the best artists and songwriters of 1946. 
  • The song reached its highest popularity in 1946. It hit the number one position during the same year by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Frankie Carle Orchestra and Marjorie Hughes performing the vocals.
  • Sandwiched between Carle and Sinatra, the song spent a total of 35% of the year 1946 at a top position on the Billboard’s charts. 
  • It also lasted up to nineteen weeks on other charts like Your Hit Parade, eight of which are in a top spot. Regarding just being sheet music, the song was the fourth most sought-after song to play during 1946.

Lyrics 

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 t was just a neighborhood dance

That’s all that it was

But, oh, what it seemed to be

It was like a masquerade ball

With costumes and all

‘Cause you were at the dance with me

It was just a ride on a train

That’s all that it was

But, oh, what it seemed to be

It was like a trip to the stars

To venus and mars

‘Cause you were on the train with me

And when I kissed you, Darling

It was more than just a thrill for me

It was the promise, Darling

Of the things that fate had willed for me

It was just a wedding in june

That’s all that it was

But, oh, what it seemed to be

It was like a royal affair

With everyone there

‘Cause you said “Yes, I do” to me

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