Sinatra, Frank - I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her Lyrics




I'll only miss her when I think of her
And I'll think of her all the time
Likely I'll spend my days hearing her turn of a phrase
Things I found hard to praise, right now, would seem sublime

The truth is

I'll only miss her when some stranger laughs
'cause it's still her laugh my heart hears
Maybe in time, I guess, the longing will grow the slightest bit less
And there will be moments, yes, when it disappears
I'll bet I forget her completely
In about a hun- dred years

Mm, mm, mm, mm





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Sinatra, Frank I'll Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her Comments
  1. Dennis James

    Imagine sitting in a concert hall listening to Sinatra sing this. Pure bliss

  2. Christopher Woods

    a son of time a country of brothers our tour home of a date thanks

  3. Mark Blackburn

    I'LL ONLY MISS HER WHEN I THINK OF HER -- favorite version
    "Likely I'll spend my days, hearing her turn-of-phrase, things I found hard to praise, right now, would be sublime."
    Siriusly Sinatra satellite radio's "Nancy for Frank" (3-hour) show closer this week was I'LL ONLY MISS HER WHEN I THINK OF HER – the best song to survive Cahn and Van Heusen's 1965 Broadway show, “Skyscraper.” According to Wiki the show ran for a respectable seven months and was competing with some truly great shows with more memorable songs:


    "Despite stiff competition from Hello, Dolly!, Mame, Man of La Mancha, and Sweet Charity, the production ran for 248 performances and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical."

    His composer buddies brought the song to Frank – to be recorded that same year, on his “My Kind of Broadway” album. To this day Sinatra's recording is my favorite – not least because my Brazilian nylon-string guitar hero Laurindo Almeida is heard throughout the evocative orchestration by Torrie Zito. I've heard this song a thousand times (perhaps) and still it gives me goosebumps every time!


    Thanks for posting, Juke. Celebrated this night at SinatraFamily.com - Forums - "Siriusly Sinatra" - My Favorite Version -- Yours Too?" https://sinatrafamily.com/forum/showthread.php/50225-My-Favorite-Version-%28yours-too-%29?p=1273709#post1273709

    juke

    I do share same feelings as yours and this version and performance by Sir Sinatra is also my favorite one for this masterpiece. I also get caught by unique goosebumps every time I listen to it and I've heard this song also maybe more than thousand times.
    I was amazed that this Sinatra's opus had not been uploaded by anyone here in Youtube, at least with the best quality sound that any Sir Sinatra's performance deserves. This is why I decided to post this opus here taken from my own collection.
    Thank you Mark for sharing history around this masterpiece. I am glad that you enjoy listening to this precious pearl of pure music.

    Mark Blackburn

    @juke I treasure your reply, Juke -- every well-chosen word of it! Be well and happy!

  4. Hend Mostafa

    I'll only miss her when I think of her
    And I'll think of her all the time
    Likely I'll spend my days hearing her turn of a phrase
    Things I found hard to praise, right now, would seem sublime

    The truth is

    I'll only miss her when some stranger laughs
    'cause it's still her laugh my heart hears
    Maybe in time, I guess, the longing will grow the slightest bit less
    And there will be moments, yes, when it disappears
    I'll bet I forget her completely
    In about a hundred years

  5. Life goes on

    Ending part is a gem .

    juke

    Yes, it is unique and magic, it is eternal.

  6. Eric Aussudre

    I thought I was a Sinatra fan and I didn't know that absolute masterpiece. Shame on me! Thank you so much for posting !

    Life goes on

    He has 1200 records I guess . So we don't know , there are many songs

    juke

    This masterpiece seems to have been excluded from many Sinatra's anthologies and I really don't understand what can be the reason of this and if there is a reason... I am so glad that you know about this Sinatra's gem from now on :-) This is the absolute version of this song performed by the great Frank Sinatra.

  7. Dennis James

    The torch of torch

  8. martadoso9

    “ NICE “...

  9. franguccio1

    An absolute classic...and the ending is exquisite in the way Frank's voice plays with the guitar solo.

    Mark Blackburn

    Laurindo Almeida on the gut-string classical acoustic guitar. Along with fellow Brazilian composer/guitarist Luiz Bonfa two of the greatest finger-style guitarists who ever lived.

  10. M.J. Leger

    I love this Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn gem from Frank's 1965 Reprise album "My Kind of Broadway."  A LOT of artists sing this, but only Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, Bobby Darin and Tony Bennett come close to this BEST, unforgettable version by the one and only great, Frank Sinatra.

    juke

    I totally agree with you

    M.J. Leger

    I forgot to say thank you for posting it!  Thank you!

  11. Forsworn04

    1:47 😩😭

    juke

    So true, from this time of the song, any true sentimental person will get goosebumps ;)

    M.J. Leger

    Oh, those goosebumps are sticking up all OVER my arms!

    Forsworn04

    jukelovely I never fail to get goosebumps from this song

    M.J. Leger

    It does that to me too!

  12. Lauri Huuskonen

    a Sinatra gem most people don't know,no pearls for ...

    juke

    I totally agree with you, this is the main reason why I wanted to share it here, from my own CD collection, with the best sound quality as noblest tribute to Sir Frank Sinatra

    Forsworn04

    jukelovely I have this on vinyl and this is one of the main reasons I love Sinatra so much. I can't tell you how many times I've been feeling down and I've come home and put on a Sinatra record like this

  13. Cesαr Gonzαlez

    Thank you my friend... The best Frank Sinatra sound bro.. Nice

    juke

    I am happy that you enjoyed it my friend. Yeah, best hifi sound quality is really hard to find here in Youtube and on the net. I uploaded this song straight from my own original CD :)

    M.J. Leger

    THANK YOU, "jukelovely!"  Like you, I have it on CD but this quality is great listening!  Sinatra recorded this in 1965 so, he was past Ava in marriage, but not in mind.  It would be nearly 10 years before he'd marry again, (child-Mia) but that was certainly wrong, as he figured out soon -- it would be another 8 years before he'd marry again, this time successfully!  But he never really got over Ava, the true love of his life and I'm sure he was missing HER in this song, you can hear that raw emotion from him in it.

    juke

    Wonderful explanation, thank you so much for all these accurate details over Frank Sinatra love life's history. I agree with you, Ava has surely been the greatest love of his life.