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All the Things You Are
Composer
Jerome Kern
Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein II
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January 9, 1947[1]
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"All the Things You Are" was recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1945 alongside the Ken Lane Singers. Sinatra performed this rendition of the song arranged by Axel Stordahl under Columbia Records.

This song was featured as a V-Disc to be issued during World War II. Sinatra later recorded the song again during The Frank Sinatra Show on December, 25 1951.[1]

History Edit

"All the Things You Are" was written by composer Jerome Kern with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.[2] The song was written for the musical Very Warm for May in 1939 where it was initially performed by Hiram Sherman, Francis Mercer, Hollace Show, and Ralph Stuart.[3]

Lyrics Edit

Time and again I've longed for adventure Something to make my heart beat much faster What did I long for, I never really knew.

Finding your love, I found my adventure, Touching your hand my heart beat much faster All that I want in all of this world is you.

You are the promised kiss of springtime That makes the lonely winter seem long You are the breathless hush of evening That trembles on the brink of a lovely song.

You are the angel glow that lights the star, The dearest things I know are what you are.

Someday my happy arms will hold you, And someday I'll know that moment divine When all the things you are, are mine. </poem>

Other artists Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.the-main-event.eu/songindex/allthethingsyouare.html
  2. http://www.wicn.org/song-week/“all-the-things-you-are”-1939
  3. http://www.songwritershalloffame.org/exhibits/C67

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