Violets for Your Furs
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


It was winter in Manhattan
Falling snow flakes filled the air
The streets were covered with a film of ice
But a little simple magic
That I heard about somewhere
Changed the weather all around
Just within a thrice

I bought you violets for your furs
And it was Spring for a while, remember
I bought you violets for your furs
And there was April in that December
The snow drifted down on the flowers
And it melted where it lay

The snow looked like dew and the blossoms
As on a summer day

I bought you violets for your furs
And there was blue in the wintry sky
Then you pinned my violets to your furs
And gave a lift to the crowds passing by
You smiled at me so sweetly
Since then one thought occurs
That we fell in love completely
The day I bought you violets for your furs

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Perry Weiner

When I first heard this, I was a kid--a young adolescent, and I'd always thought it was the most romantic song I'd ever heard. ("It was winter in Manhattan...") Later, at age 20, I migrated to NY, and would think of this song. and once, in the winter I fell in love, and when I thought of this song I melted with joy.

Edward Mallon

What a great memory!

Therese Raquin

Like you I first heard this song when I was a child, thanks to my mother. I also came to the US when I was 20. It is one of Sinatra's greatest although all the others were no slouches either lol

Steve Silverman

He pays attention to every syllable and yet it never sounds contrived. In fact, it seems effortless, and for him, I guess it was. That line "and it melted where it lay" is just perfect. It reminds me of the live version of Don't Worry 'bout Me from the Sands - "Look out, look out for yoursel e e e elf should be the rule. Great stuff from the greatest interpreter of these songs.

G Sullivan

That is exactly what sold me with Sinatra, GREAT!!

Grace Cheri

Thank you

Steve Silverman

"And" makes no sense. It's "The snow drifted down on the flowers." Now, speaking of not making sense, there's a version on here of "Too Marvelous for Words" (where he's in exceptionally good voice, live TV), and he sings "Too Marvelous to Words." No sense, but oh so clear.

Claudio Cirrito

Sorry, I try to explain: "down AND the flowers" is the line I found on internet and here on youtube...but I hear "down ON the flowers".
Which one is correct?
I know is a detail, but it's important to me.
Thank you for the answer =)

Steve Silverman

Wrong? Certainly not, but I don't know what you mean. You wrote the same thing twice, yes, that's the line and absolutely what he sang. What I singled out was what he did with the word "melted," which followed.

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Grace Cheri

The elegance of yesterday of Manhattan. The air was filled the scent of violets and chestnuts in the winter. How elegant is Frank's voice depicting that era.

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