Inspirational Quote 2.26.15 Song of Grieving and Loss

I recently found myself humming this iconic song. Written in 1938 for Broadway, it became an anthem of separation during World War II. In thinking over the lyrics I realized that it could be a song of grieving and loss. For far too many who didn’t come back from “over there,” it was, unfortunately, a song of grieving and loss. Below the lyrics you’ll find links to a few classic versions of the song. I’d welcome comments from those of you who lived through this era.

I’ll be Seeing You

I’ll be seeing you
In all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day and through
In that small cafe
The park across the way
The children’s carousel
The chestnut trees, the wishing well
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

music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Irving Kahal

Click on the singer’s name below:

Billie Holiday

Dean Martin

Jo Stafford

Jimmy Durante

 

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