Maybe – Ink Spots

March 12, 2022

Today’s song of the day is an American pop song, “Maybe,” by The Ink Spots.

Fun Facts:

  • “Maybe” was written in 1940 by Allan Flynn and Frank Madden.
  • The Ink Spots released their rendition in June 1940 to notable commercial success, charting at number two in the United States.
  • “Maybe” was actually the B-track on the group’s single “Whispering Grass.”
  • Today, the song is widely recognized as the opening theme for the Fallout video game franchise.
  • Many artists have covered the song over the years, including Dinah Shore, Bobby Byrne, Sammy Kaye’s orchestra with vocals by Tommy Ryan, Bob Chester’s orchestra with vocals by Dolores O’Neill, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dean Martin.
  • A particularly notable cover was sung by Perry Como and Eddie Fisher in 1952 as a duet, their version generating renewed interest in the song.
  • The Ink Spots originated from New York City and produced music for twenty years, from 1934 to 1954.
  • The group was unique in the sense that their music was enjoyed by both black and white Americans in an era where music didn’t easily cross racial lines.
  • They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

Maybe you’ll think of me when you are all alone

Maybe the one who is waiting for you will prove untrue

Then what will you do?

Maybe you’ll sit and sigh, wishing that I were near

Then maybe you’ll ask me to come back again

And maybe I’ll say “maybe”

Maybe you’ll think of me when you are all alone

Maybe the one who is waiting for you will prove untrue

Then what will I do?

Maybe you’ll sit and sigh, wishing that I were near

Then maybe you’ll ask me to come back again

And maybe I’ll say “maybe”

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