Who Sang The Old Lamplighter? Bing Crosby

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Release information
Writer(s): Nat Simon, Charles Tobias
Release Date: 1999
length: 2:19
Lyrics
He made the night a little brighter
Wherever he would go
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago
His snowy hair was so much whiter
Beneath the candle glow
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago

You'd hear the patter of his feet
As he came toddling down the street
His smile would cheer a lonely heart you see
If there were sweethearts in the park
He'd pass a lamp and leave it dark
Remembering the days that used to be
For he recalled when things were new
He loved someone who loved him too
Who walks with him alone in memories

He made the night a little brighter
Wherever he would go
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago
His snowy hair was so much whiter
Beneath the candle glow
The old lamplighter
Of long, long ago

Now if you look up in the sky
You'll understand the reason why
The little stars at night are all aglow
He turns them on when night is near
He turns them off when dawn is here
The little man we left so long ago
He made the night a little brighter
Wherever he would go
The old lamplighter of long, long ago

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Lady of Spain
  • 2 The Very Thought of You
  • 3 June in January
  • 4 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  • 5 P.S. I Love You
  • 6 If This Isn't Love
  • 7 Ole Buttermilk Sky
  • 8 Great Day
  • 9 I Got the Sun in the Morning
  • 10 May I?
  • 11 It's a Good Day
  • 12 You Go to My Head
  • 13 The Old Lamplighter
  • 14 With Every Breath I Take
  • 15 Temptation
  • 16 You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  • 17 Someday, Sweetheart

  • Release information
    label: Dressed to Kill
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 666629119228
    script: Latin