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The Nearness Of You

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"The Nearness of You" is a popular song, written in 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Ned Washington.

The song was featured in the Paramount film Romance in the Dark released in 1938. Starring John Barrymore and John Boles it was sung by the lead actress Gladys Swarthout of Metropolitan Opera fame.


Its not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me, oh no
Its just the nearness of you

It isn't your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation, oh no
Its just the nearness of you

When you're in my arms and I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams come true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you'll only grant me the right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night the nearness of you


from Everytime We Say Goodbye, released March 15, 2012
Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Ned Washington.
George Mesterhazy, piano
Lisa Lindsley



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Lisa Lindsley Paris, France

Sultry chanteuse Lisa Lindsley, sings on stages from Paris-San Francisco, sings timeless standards from the 20′s-40’s. She's been described as a glass of Champagne, cool, refreshing and mildly intoxicating.

“The mood is intimate…Lindsley’s simple delivery is delicate and unaffected.” John Ephland- Downbeat, March 2012 issue (3 stars)
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