I’ll Be Seeing You

January 4, 2022

Today’s Song of the Day is a mellow, timeless classic entitled “I’ll Be Seeing You” performed by two great performers Bing Crosby (1944) and Frank Sinatra (1962). 

The song lyrics indicate a universal message of leaving a loved one but reassuring them that they will meet again. Check out the awesome bullet points below about the history of the historical lyrics.

Song Facts:

  • The song “I’ll be seeing you” was written originally by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal for a 1938 Broadway musical comedy entitled Right this Way.
  • “I’ll be Seeing You” became a jazz hit and was performed by multiple singers. 
  • The song was performed by well-known notable artists such as Bing Crosby (1944), Billie Holiday (1944), and Frank Sinatra (1962).
  • Bing Crosby’s version hit number 1 in the first week of July 1944
  • The song was a huge hit during World War II.
  • Frank Sinatra first recorded a version of the song with Tommy Dorsey in the early 1940s and re-recorded a slower version between 1961-62.
  • Johnny Carson had asked Stevie Wonder to perform the song during his 30-year anniversary on the tonight show.
  • The song was featured in the 1944 drama film “I’ll Be Seeing You.” The film’s title was inspired by the song.
  • Other movies that featured the song are romantic movies, including Yanks (1979) and The Notebook (2004)
  • Eric Clapton added a version of the song at the end of his 2016 album entitled, “I Still Do.”

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

I’ll be seeing you

In all the old familiar places

That this heart of mine embraces

All day through

In that small cafe

The park across the way

The children’s carousel

The chestnut tree

The wishing well

I’ll be seeing you

In every lovely summer’s day

In everything that’s right and gay

I’ll always think of you that way

I’ll find you in the morning sun

And when the night is new

I’ll be looking at the moon

But I’ll be seeing you

I’ll be seeing you

In every lovely summer’s day

In everything that’s light and gay

I’ll always think of you that way

I’ll find you in the morning sun

And when the night is new

I’ll be looking at the moon

But I’ll be seeing you

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