I will see you (song)

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"

I'll Be Seeing You

" is a

popular

song

, with music by

Sammy Fain

and lyrics by

Irving Kahal

. Published in

1938

, the song was inserted into the

Broadway

musical

Right This Way

, which closed after fifteen performances. In the musical, it was performed by the singer

Tamara Drasin

, who had a few years earlier introduced "

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

". The song is a

jazz standard

, and has been covered by many musicians.

The musical theme has emotional power, and was much loved during

World War II

, when it became an anthem for those serving overseas (both British and American soldiers). The lyrics begin, in

Ambrose

's recorded version, with a preamble:

Cathedral bells were tolling and our hearts sang on;

Was it the spell of Paris or the April dawn? Who knows if we shall meet again? But when the morning chimes ring sweet again...

I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places [etc.]

As the song develops, the words take a jaunty commonplace of casual farewell and transform it by degrees, to climax with

...and when the night is new,

I'll be looking at the moon,

But I'll be seeing you.

The resemblance between the main tune's first four lines and a passage within the theme of the last movement of

Gustav Mahler

's

Third Symphony

(1896) was pointed out by

Deryck Cooke

in 1970.

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Featured throughout the 1944 movie also titled

I'll Be Seeing You

, starring

Ginger Rogers

and

Joseph Cotten

, the recording by

Bing Crosby

became a hit that year, reaching number one for the week of July 1. Later, the song became notably associated with

Liberace

, as the

theme music

to his television show of the 1950s. In 1956,

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Jackie Gleason

's character,

Ralph Kramden

, referenced the song on an episode of

The Honeymooners

in which Kramden experienced an early exit on the game show,

The $99,000 Answer

, and refused to leave the stage. The song was heard on an episode of the 1960s spy spoof

Get Smart

, when the main character had a high-tech trumpet that could play any tune, just by speaking the title into the mouthpiece. It has also been played in the 1989

Woody Allen

film

Crimes and Misdemeanors

; in the end credits of the 1990 film

Misery

(Liberace's rendition); in the 1992 movie

Shining Through

; in the closing episode of

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

; in the 1999 documentary

Beyond the Mat

, in the 2004 film

The Aviator

, and in the 2004 film

The Notebook

as the song for Noah and Allie. It was featured in the 2006 "Dance with the Dead" episode of

Midsomer Murders

, which was set near an old WWII airfield. It was also played in the closing credits for the 7th season finale of

Beavis and Butt-head

; in the 2010 season 4 episodes of

Eureka

("Founder's Day" "A New World" and "I'll Be Seeing You"). On the final episode of

The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson

which was aired on May 22 1992, Doc Severinsen and the NBC Orchestra closed the show with it, as it was one of Carson's favorite songs.

During the 2009 Academy Awards presentation,

Queen Latifah

sang the song during the

"In Memoriam" tribute

to members of the motion picture industry who had died during the previous year, which was controversial because the In Memoriam tribute was previously traditionally unaccompanied.

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On October 26, 2014, the song was played as part of a video tribute to

Robin Williams

at

AT&T Park

before Game 5 of the

World Series

between the

San Francisco Giants

and the

Kansas City Royals

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The song has been

covered

by well known artists.

Al Hirt

released a version on his 1965 album,

They're Playing Our Song

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Andrea Corr

performed "I'll Be Seeing You" on her 2011 album

Lifelines

Anne Murray

recorded a version for her Greatest Hits compilation,

All of Me

Barry Manilow

, on his

1991

studio album

Showstoppers

Billie Holiday

sang a rendition of the song (1944)

Bill Kenny

on his 1966 album

Remember Me

Bing Crosby

recorded it in 1944

Brad Mehldau

on his live album,

The Art of the Trio, Vol. 4 (Back at the Vanguard)

Brenda Lee

on her 1962 album

Sincerely, Brenda Lee

Carmen McRae

from her album "When You're Away" 1958

Cass Elliot

released the song on her

live album

Don't Call Me Mama Anymore

Connee Boswell

, Studio & Radio Broadcast Recordings, 1931 - 1946

Engelbert Humperdinck

recorded it on his 1985 album

A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening

Etta James

for her 1994 cover album

Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday

Françoise Hardy

and

Iggy Pop

for the 1998 album

Jazz a Saint-Germain

Frank Sinatra

recorded multiple versions of the song,

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initially with

Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

(1940), including one version that was more upbeat and "swinging" than later slower versions of the song

Holly Cole

on her album

Blame It on My Youth

James Darren

twice on

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

as the character

Vic Fontaine

, later on also on his album

This One's from the Heart

Jimmy Durante

, a song from his 60's TV show was used in the motion picture

The Notebook

Jo Stafford

recorded the song on her 1958 album

G.I. Jo – Songs of World War II

with arrangements by

Paul Weston

(her husband) as the band leader

Judy Collins

, on her 1975 album

Judith

June Tabor

on her

A Quiet Eye

CD 2000

Linda Ronstadt

on her

Hummin' To Myself

CD 2004

Liza Minnelli

, on her

2002

live album

Liza's Back

Mel Tormé

recorded several studio versions of the song as well as a live performance with pianist

George Shearing

on the

Concord Records

album

An Elegant Evening

Michael Bublé

recorded it on his EP

First Dance

Mina

recorded and released the song on her 2012 album

12 (American Song Book)

Neil Sedaka

recorded it in 1964, but it was not released until 2005, when it was issued on his

Love Songs

album

Peggy Lee

recorded it on her 1972 album

Norma Deloris Egstrom from Jamestown, North Dakota

Queen Latifah

sang the song during the "In Memoriam" tribute during the

81st Academy Awards

Ray Charles

recorded it in 1967 on his album

Invites You to Listen

Ray Conniff

recorded it in 1959 with his orchestra and singers in a very upbeat and swinging version on his album

Young At Heart

Regina Carter

recorded it in 2006 on her album

I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey

Rickie Lee Jones

on her 1991 album

Pop Pop

Rod Stewart

, on his 2002 album

It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook

Rosemary Clooney

recorded it in the early 1990s in her homage to the "War Years" on an album entitled

For the Duration

Sarah Vaughan

, on her 1960 album

Dreamy

and her 1963

live album

Sassy Swings the Tivoli

Sonny Rollins

, on his 1982 concert in Montreal

Steve Tyrell

recorded the song on his 1999 album

A New Standard

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The Blanks

recorded an a cappella version on their 2004 album

Riding the Wave

The Five Satins

recorded the song in 1959

The Poni-Tails

sang the song in 1959 when it reached as high as #87 in the U.S.

The Skyliners

and

The Belmonts

recorded the song

The Vocal Majority

recorded the song on "I'll Be Seeing You" in 1990

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Tony Bennett

included the song as the final track on his 1992 album

Perfectly Frank

Vera Lynn

recorded the song

Willie Nelson

recorded the song on

Healing Hands of Time

Notes

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Cooke's radio broadcast is described in

Hans Keller

, 'Truth & Music',

Music and Musicians Magazine

, November 1970

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"List of number-one singles of 1944"

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Wikipedia

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Carr, David (2009-02-19).

"Oscars on TV: The Subtext"

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The New York Times

. Retrieved 2009-04-24.

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Cieply, Michael and David Carr (2009-02-23).

"A ‘Slumdog’ Kind of Night at the Oscar Ceremony"

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The New York Times

. Retrieved 2009-04-24.

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http://m.mlb.com/video/v36864907/ws2014-gm5-robin-williams-kids-throw-to-crystal

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Al Hirt,

They're Playing Our Song

Retrieved April 13, 2013.

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Gilliland, John

(1994).

Pop Chronicles the 40s

: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s

(audiobook).

ISBN

978-1-55935-147-8

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OCLC

31611854

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Tape 1, side B.

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http://vocalmajority.com/physical-recordings/ill-be-seeing-you

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Full lyrics of this song

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MetroLyrics

Achievements

Preceded by

"

I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)

" Author:

Harry James

and

Dick Haymes

U.S.

Billboard

Best Sellers in Stores

number-one single

July 1, 1944

Succeeded by

"

I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)

" by

Harry James

and

Dick Haymes

Preceded by

"

I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)

" by

Harry James

and

Dick Haymes

U.S.

Billboard

Best Sellers in Stores

number-one single

July 15, 1944–July 29, 1944

Succeeded by

"

Swinging on a Star

" by

Bing Crosby

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