Who Sang So Near And Yet So Far? Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1953
Genre: Jazz
Style: Post Bop/Swing
length: 3:21
piano: Oscar Peterson
guitar: Barney Kessel
bass: Ray Brown
Some other versions of "So Near And Yet So Far"

Lyrics
I so often dream
We might make a team
But so wild a scheme
I must banish
For each time I start
To open my heart
You vanish

We might find some isle
Where lotuses smile
And our time beguile
Going native
But how can we go
Unless you are co-
Operative

My dear, I've a feeling you are
So near and yet so far
You appear like a radiant star
First so near, then again so far

I just start getting you keen
On clinches galore with me
When fate steps in on the scene
And mops up the floor with me
No wonder I'm a bit under par
For you're so near and yet so far

My condition is only so-so
'Cause whenever I feel you're close, oh
You turn out to be, oh, so
Far

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 What Is This Thing Called Love
  • 2 Begin The Beguine
  • 3 I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 4 Love For Sale
  • 5 Let's Do It
  • 6 I Love You
  • 7 So Near And Yet So Far
  • 8 Just One Of Those Things
  • 9 In The Still Of The Night
  • 10 Night And Day
  • 11 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 12 Anything Goes

  • Release information
    label: Clef Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl