Once Upon a Summertime Lyrics

Blossom Dearie


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Eddie Barclay, Michel Jean Legrand, Eddy Marnay, J. Mercer
album: Track 14 in album Once Upon a Summertime
release date: 1959
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length: 4:40
editor: Peter Dennett
recording: Les Tomkins

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Once upon a summertime, if you recall
We stopped beside a little flower stall
A bunch of bright forget-me-nots
Was all I'd ever let you buy me

Once upon a summertime just like today
We laughed the happy afternoon away
And stole a kiss at every street cafe

You were sweeter than the blossoms on the tree
I was as proud as any girl could be
As if the mayor had offered me the key
To Paris

Now another winter time has come and gone
The pigeons feeding in the square have flown
But I remember when the vespers chimed
You loved me once upon a summertime

Now another winter time has come and gone
The pigeons feeding in the square have flown
But I remember when the vespers chimed
You loved me once upon a summertime

Track Listing

  • 1 Tea for Two
  • 2 Surrey With the Fringe on Top
  • 3 Moonlight Saving Time
  • 4 It Amazes Me
  • 5 If I Were a Bell
  • 6 We're Together
  • 7 Teach Me Tonight
  • 8 Once Upon a Summertime
  • 9 Down With Love
  • 10 Manhattan
  • 11 Doop-Doo-De-Doop (A Doodlin' Song)
  • 12 Our Love Is Here to Stay