Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin

October 11, 2021

Today’s song is “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin. Adapted from its original French version, the song has a smooth, nautical sound that will make listeners want to go sailin’.

  • Bobby Darin was born in 1935 to 17-year-old Vanina Juliette Nina Cassotto. He was raised by his grandmother and believed that his mother was his sister until he was told the truth in 1968.
  • His music career began as a jingle writer, and in 1956, he signed a contract with Decca Records.
  • “Beyond the Sea” was originally recorded as a French song called “La Mer.”
  • The English version was written by songwriter Jack Lawrence.
  • The song reached number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • By the early 1960s, Darin had a steady string of hits, including “Mack the Knife,” “Dream Lover” and “Splish Splash.”
  • “Beyond the Sea” has also been covered by other popular artists, such as George Benson, Barry Manilow and Rod Stewart.
  • Numerous movies have featured this Darin classic, including Finding Nemo and Goodfellas.
  • In addition to music, Darin had roles in several films. He met his wife, Sandra Dee while filming Come September.
  • Later in life, Bobby Darin got involved in politics and was with Robert F. Kennedy on the day of his assassination.
  • Darin died at the age of 37 from heart complications.

Lyrics:

( LyricFind)

Somewhere beyond the sea

Somewhere waiting for me

My lover stands on golden sands

And watches the ships that go sailin’

Somewhere beyond the sea

She’s there watching for me

If I could fly like birds on high

Then straight to her arms

I’d go sailing

It’s far beyond the stars

It’s near beyond the moon

I know beyond a doubt

My heart will lead me there soon

We’ll meet beyond the shore

We’ll kiss just as before

Happy we’ll be beyond the sea

And never again I’ll go sailing

I know beyond a doubt, ah

My heart will lead me there soon

We’ll meet (I know we’ll meet) beyond the shore

We’ll kiss just as before

Happy we’ll be beyond the sea

And never again I’ll go sailing

No more sailing

So long sailing

Bye bye sailing

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