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I’ll be seeing you

Friday, 13 January 2012

 

Played yesterday at Mirror columnist Sue Carroll’s funeral. More here

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 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

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

8 comments on “I’ll be seeing you

  1. Monday 16th January 2012 at 10:19 am

    Abyssinia…

  2. Saturday 14th January 2012 at 5:23 pm

    GM, I am impressed and envious. In 1964 I was still in short trouserings.

    Billie a bit slow for me, GM. But that’s me: cut to the chase every time.

    Have you heard the Jimmy Durante version? Bit of a corker imh: http://youtu.be/uSzmuWImK7Q

  3. Saturday 14th January 2012 at 11:09 am

    I’d like you to keep your mortal status noticeably different Charles, so I can keep on arguing with you about music!
    I saw Rod Stewart singing the blues with Long John baldry’s Hoochie Coochie Men at the Richmond National Jazz and Blues Festival 1964. He sure was fab then. And later with the Faces.
    No dis to Ms Carroll’s choice, people have what they want.
    But – Billie Holiday….

  4. Saturday 14th January 2012 at 10:42 am

    GM, this is the version chosen by Ms Carroll, and I have no editorial control over that.

    Not only do I think Rod Stewart is fab, I also actually very much like this version. I am at one with Ms Carroll — musically if not present mortal status.

  5. Saturday 14th January 2012 at 10:12 am

    We should all have what we like, mon vieux. Or – what those still alive would like, also.
    Is it “shine on you crazy diamond?” seems to be getting lots of plays these days.

  6. Jonathan

    Saturday 14th January 2012 at 8:56 am

    Spare the Rod, James and GM – what: and spoil the child? Does that mean you’ve got to be cruel to be kind?

    Over my dead body! I’m having Pink Flayed – er, I mean Floyd.

  7. Saturday 14th January 2012 at 8:32 am

    Well, in one sense, you can spare me too, Rod, but reading the lyric, you’d have to say it’s a message that a lot of people want to hear at a funeral. Several are the poems chosen that say something very similar!

    And – credit to Rod, he had to learn how to sing again after a cancer op on his throat. Nevertheless, Charles, I can’t refrain from pointing out that you could’ve chosen versions by Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, June Tabor, Tony Bennett,Jimmy Durante (hilarious) and – Billie Holiday. The defence rests, m’lud.
    (Ain’t iTunes great?)

  8. Friday 13th January 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Spare me.
    James

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