I'LL ONLY MISS HER WHEN I THINK OF HER
from "Skyscraper" 1965 musical New York
(Jimmy Van Heusen (m) Sammy Cahn (l) 1965)
as recorded by Frank Sinatra
accompanied by Laurindo Almeida (guitar}
with Orchestra conducted by Torrie Zito
August 23rd 1965
I'll only miss her when I think of her,
And I'll think of her all the time!
Likely I'll spend my days
Hearing her turn of phrase;
Things I found hard to praise
Right now would seem sublime!
The truth is -
I'll only miss her when some stranger laughs,
'Cause it's still her laugh my heart hears.
Maybe in time, I guess,
The longing will grow the slightest bit less,
And there will be moments, yes,
When it disappears;
I'll bet I forget her completely in about a hundred years!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - August 2013)