Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Frank Sinatra: The Way You Look Tonight



Frank Sinatra sings "The Way You Look Tonight." Sinatra recorded this standard in 1964; it was originally performed by Fred Astaire in the 1936 film Swing Time, starring the dance duo, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936. The song was composed by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Dorothy Fields.  Jerome Kern [1885-1945] is considered the father of American musical theatre. This is one of the many songs that he composed that forms part of the Jerome Kern songbook.

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The Way You Look Tonight
by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields

Some day, when I'm awfully low,
When the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight.

Yes you're lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft,
There is nothing for me but to love you,
And the way you look tonight.

With each word your tenderness grows,
Tearing my fear apart
And that laugh that wrinkles your nose,
It touches my foolish heart.

Lovely, never, ever change.
Keep that breathless charm.
Won't you please arrange it ?
Cause I love you, just the way you look tonight.

Mm, mm, mm, mm,
Just the way you look to-night.

Swing Time: A copy of the original 1936 poster. In the film, the song was sung by John "Lucky" Garnett (Fred Astaire) to Penelope "Penny" Carroll (Ginger Rogers), while she was in  the bathroom washing her hair.
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