I ONLY MISS HER WHEN I THINK OF HER
(James Van Heusen (m) / Sammy Cahn (l) 1965)
Frank Sinatra 1965
Also sung by:
Harry Connick Jr.
James Van Heusen
From the November 13th 1965 Broadway musical Skyscraper
Leads: Julie Harris (her first musical) / Peter Marshall / Charles Nelson Reilly
This musical is based on the 1945 Elmer Rice play called ‘Dream Girl’.
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'll forget her completely, in about a hundred years.
(Transcribed by David Story - September 2013)