I'll Be Seeing You
Les Baxter Lyrics


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I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces all day through
In that small cafe, the park across the way
The children's carousel,
The chestnut trees, the wishing well

I'll be seeing you in every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way

I'll find you in the morning' sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you
I'll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new




I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

Overall Meaning

The song "I'll Be Seeing You" by Les Baxter is a nostalgic tune about the deep longing for someone who is no longer present physically but is constantly present emotionally. Through the lyrics, the singer expresses their desire to see their beloved in all the old familiar places that hold sentimental value to them. The singer mentions a small cafe, a park across the way, the children's carousel, chestnut trees, and a wishing well. These places are vivid and memorable to the singer, so much so that they associate them with their beloved. The singer will see their loved one in every lovely summer's day and in everything that's light and gay. The memories that the singer has created with their loved one have left an imprint on every aspect of their life, even on beautiful summer days.


The lyrics of the song are deeply emotional and reflect the yearning and ache of missing someone. The singer conveys their longing to see their loved one again by saying that they will find them in the morning sun and when the night is new, and they will be looking at the moon. Even though their loved one is not physically present, they are still with the singer in spirit. The song is a timeless classic that has been covered by many artists, including Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday.


Line by Line Meaning

I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places
I will see you in every place that I am familiar with


That this heart of mine embraces all day through
These are the places I think about all day long because of my love for you


In that small cafe, the park across the way
I will see you in the small cafe or in the park that's just across the street


The children's carousel, The chestnut trees, the wishing well
I will see you in the children's carousel, the chestnut trees, and the wishing well that we used to visit together


I'll be seeing you in every lovely summer's day
I will see you every time there is a beautiful summer day


In everything that's light and gay
I will see you in everything that is lively and happy


I'll always think of you that way
I will always remember you in this way


I'll find you in the morning' sun
I will find you in the light of the morning sun


And when the night is new
And when the night is just beginning


I'll be looking at the moon
I will gaze at the moon in the night sky


But I'll be seeing you
But I will see you in my memories and thoughts even when it's dark outside




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain

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