The Shadow of Your Smile
Johnny Mandel
Paul Francis Webster

"The Shadow of Your Smile" is a song that Frank Sinatra performed in his 1966 live album Sinatra at the Sands. Though he performed the song in concert, at the time, the song was relatively new, and Sinatra never recorded the song in a studio session afterward.

Being featured in Reprise's Sinatra at the Sands, the song can also be found on the compilation box set Sinatra: Vegas.

History Edit

"The Shadow of Your Smile" was written by Johnny Mandel alongside lyricist Paul Francis Webster to be used in the 1965 film The Sandsnipper. This initial version of the song won both the Grammy Award for "Song of the Year" and the Academy Award for "Best Original Song" as well.[1] The song since, though popularized by Tony Bennett, has been recorded by many artists.

Releases Edit

Live performances

Lyrics Edit

The shadow of your smile
When you have gone
Will color all my dreams
And light the dawn

Look into my eyes, my love, and see
All the lovely things, you are, to me

Our wistful little star
It was far, too high
A teardrop kissed your lips
And so, so did I

Now when I remember spring
And every little lovely thing
I will be remembering
The shadow of your smile

Your lovely smile..

Other artists Edit

References Edit

  1. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 135.

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