We Three (My Echo, My Shadow, And Me) – Ink Spots / Tommy Dorsey (Frank Sinatra)

October 1, 2021

Today’s song of the day is the slow jazz-pop classic, “We Three (My Echo, My Shadow, and Me)” by both Tommy Dorsey (Frank Sinatra) and The Ink Spots.

Fun Facts

  • “We Three” was originally written in 1940 by singer and songwriter, Dick Robertson.
  • This song has been covered by many widely acclaimed artists such as Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Paul McCartney.
  • The Ink Spots began their fame in the 1930s and sang this tune.  Frank Sinatra came to the scene shortly after in the 1940s and also made a cover.
  • Frank Sinatra has sold an estimated 150 million records worldwide.
  • In 1994, Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • The song was featured in shows such as The Blacklist, Watchmen, and Better Call Saul.
  • In December 1940, both versions of the song reached number 3 in Billboard.
  • Although Dick Robertson was a popular writer at this time, this song was known as his biggest hit.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

We three, we’re all alone

Living in a memory

My echo, my shadow, and me

We three, we’re not a crowd

We’re not even company

My echo, my shadow, and me

What good is the moonlight

The silvery moonlight that shines above?

I walk with my shadow

I talk with my echo

But where is the one I love?

We three, we’ll wait for you

Even till eternity

My echo, my shadow, and me

“We three we’re all alone. Seems like we’re livin’ in a memory.

That’s my echo my shadow and me.

We three we ain’t no crowd.

Fact is we ain’t even company.

That’s my echo my shadow and me.

You know I been wonderin’ what good is the

moonlight that silvery moonlight that shines way, way up above?

Yeah, I walk with my shadow, I talk with my echo, but where is that gal that I love?”

We three, we’ll wait for you

Even till eternity

My echo, my shadow, and me

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