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Sunday, December 5, 2010

I'll See You in My Dreams

By Isham Jones & Gus Khan
1924

A huge hit of the mid 1920s, this beautiful love ballad has since become a standard, particularly for the guitar. This is usually credited to its later recording by the legendary Django Reinhardt. It's title was used as the title of the biopic on Kahn's life. The song was introduced by Jones (pictured) and the Ray Miller Orchestra. It is a classic example of the sentimental yet deeply endearing tunes of the era.

Lyrics:

I'll see you in my dreams
And I'll hold you in my dreams
Someone took you right out of my arms
Still I feel the thrill of your charms

Lips that once were mine
Tender eyes that shine
They will light my way tonight
I'll see you in my dreams

Oh, someone took you right out of my arms
Still I feel the thrill of your charms

Lips that once were mine
Tender eyes that shine
They will light my way tonight
I'll see you in my dreams

Recorded By:

Louis Armstrong
Jimmy Durante
Ella Fitzgerald
Mario Lanza
Tony Martin

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice choice. Thanks for the site.

Faycin A Croud said...

My dad passed away three weeks ago today from congestive heart failure along with a multitude of other complications. He loved this kind of music. I enjoy it too. Thank you for sharing. I'll have to visit more often.

jreeana said...

George Harrison's Somewhere in England album covered a couple of Hoagy Carmichael tunes. I picked up some more Hoagie, and next thing I knew, thanks to George Harrison, I become a fan of the Great American Songbook.

B-Sol said...

My pleasure! I love sharing this type of music.

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