Wednesday, 15 June 2011

As Time Goes By

Composed by Herman Hupfeld 1931

Although originally written for the Broadway musical "Everybody's Welcome", whenever "As Time Goes By" is played people will think of Rick's CafĂ© AmĂ©ricain in the movie "Casablanca". In this recording we have two instruments that are not usually heard in jazz, the violin played by Stephane Grapelli and the harmonica played by Toots Thielemans. Considered by many to be the greatest and most memorable songs in movie history, for many years to come people will still be saying "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By'."

Stephane Grappelli: violin
Toots Thielemans: harmonica
Martin Taylor: guitar
Brian Torff: bass
Marc Fosset: guitar

This day and age we're living in,
Gives cause for apprehension,
With speed and new invention,
And things like fourth dimension,

Yet we get a trifle weary,
With Mr Einstein's theory,
So we must get down to earth at times,
Relax, relieve the tension,

And no matter what the progress,
Or what may yet be proved,
The simple facts of life are such,
They cannot be removed,

You must remember this,
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh,
The fundamental things apply,
As time goes by,

And when two lovers woo,
They still say, "I love you.",
On that you can rely,
No matter what the future brings,
As time goes by,

Moonlight and love songs,
Never out of date,
Hearts full of passion,
Jealousy and hate,
Woman needs man,
And man must have his mate,
That no one can deny,

It's still the same old story,
A fight for love and glory,
A case of do or die,
The world will always welcome lovers,
As time goes by,

Oh yes, the world will always welcome lovers,
As time goes by…


  1. Good pick, a classic

  2. I'll probably be posting a DVD drive tutorial later this week or early next week - stay tuned!

    Listening to this again... great stuff


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