Song Lyric Sunday – The Shadow Of Your Smile

When I saw today’s theme, Smile, I smiled. I knew the song I wanted immediately and by which artist

I have mentioned I got my love of music from my Dad, and Tony Bennett was one of his favourites. And He soon became one of mine.

The song, “The Shadow of Your Smile”, was originally titled “The Theme From The Sandpiper”. When Tony Bennett recorded it in 1965 he went with the more descriptive title. It has been covered by everyone including Barbra Streisand, Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis and others. Tony’s version is the first one I heard and I think the one I like the best.

As always, thanks to the lovely Helen over at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time for this awesome challenge. Visit her blog to see other great song choices.


The Shadow of Your Smile

One day we walked along the sand
One day in early spring
You held a piper in your hand
To mend its broken wing
Now I’ll remember many a day
And many a lonely mile
The echo of a piper’s song
The shadow of a smile

The shadow of your smile
When you are gone
Will color all my dreams
And light the dawn
Look into my eyes
My love and see
All the lovely things
You are to me

Our wistful little star
Was far too high
A teardrop kissed your lips
And so did I
Now when I remember spring
All the joy that love can bring
I will be remembering
The shadow of your smile

Read more: Tony Bennett – The Shadow Of Your Smile Lyrics | MetroLyrics


11 Replies to “Song Lyric Sunday – The Shadow Of Your Smile”

    1. Thanks, Jacqueline! While I love modern music, I think I am an old soul as the classics always come to mind first! I know my Dad would be proud and I am sure yours as well.


  1. OMG! This! 😊

    My mother-in-law was a huge Tony Bennett fan, and though she couldn’t carry a tune in a bag this was the song I’d hear her sing for most of the 30+ years I knew her. We lost her in January of this year and this just brings back good, fun memories!

    Thanks, Lydia! 👍💯💜

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