CLOSE YOUR EYES (Bernice Petkere (m & l) ) 1933 Tony Bennett - 1954 Ella Fitzgerald - 1957 Doris Day - 1962 Vic Damone - 1962 Peggy Lee - 1963 Nancy Wilson - 1964 Music play something dreamy for dancing while we're here romancing It's love's holiday And Love will be our guide Close your Eyes When you open them dear I'll be right hear by your side So... Close your eyes rest your head on my shoulder and sleep Close your eyes And I will close mine Close your eyes Let's pretend that we're both counting sheep Close your eyes This is divine Music play something dreamy for dancing while were here romancing It's love's holiday And Love will be our guide Close your Eyes When you open them dear I'll be near by your side So won't you close your eyes... ***************** CLOSE YOUR EYES As sung by Ruth Etting (with Victor Young & His Orchestra) Also sung by: Tony Bennett Close your eyes Rest your head on my shoulder and sleep Close your eyes And I will close mine. Close your eyes Let's pretend that we're both counting sheep Close your eyes All this is divine. Under a midnight sky Watching a single star Thrilled by the beauty up above. Alone just you and I Hearing a steel guitar Thrilled by the beauty of our love. Close your eyes Rest your head on my shoulder and sleep Close your eyes And I will close mine. Close your eyes Let's pretend that we're both counting sheep Close your eyes All this is divine. Music play something dreamy for dancing While we're here romancing It's love's holiday And love will be our guide. Close your eyes When you open them dear I'll be here By your side... So won't you close your eyes? Notes: Bernice Petkere, the composer, was lovingly referred to as the 'Queen Of Tin Pan Alley'. Her first published song was She contributed STARLIGHT (HELP ME FIND THE ONE I LOVE) a number of standards in her career, including LULLABY OF THE LEAVES Ruth Etting was an American songstress and actress of the 1920s. Many knew her as 'America's Sweetheart of Song' and she was famous for her beauty as well as her appealing voice. Her enormous popularity attested to her poise and ability to captivate her audiences. She could hold her own as a 'torch singer' with the likes of Libby Holman, Helen Morgan, Bebe Daniels, and Annette Hanshaw. Some even contend that she was 'the 'most popular torch singer ever. CLOSE YOUR EYES may be found in the soundtrack of 'The Abominable Dr. Phibes', a 1971 film starring Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith and Virginia North (directed by Robert Fuest). (Transcribed by David Story May 2014)