The Nearness of You
Sarah Vaughan Lyrics

Why do I just wither and forget all resistance
When you and your magic pass by
My hearts in a dither dear
When you're at a distance
But when you are near, oh my

Its not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me,
Oh no
Its just the nearness of you

It isn't your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation,
Oh no
Its just the nearness of you

When you're in my arms
And I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams
Came true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you'll only grant me
The right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night
The nearness of you.

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington

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Comments from YouTube:

Michael Rosen

I look at this way; aren't we lucky to have had both Ella and Sarah?

salted caramel

Ella was asked what her favorite song/s from another artist was. She answered "Sarah Vaughn- The Nearness of You"

monica bella

In this order: Billie, Sarah, Ella!

Luis Javier Ochoa

A genius like Sarah Vaughan doesn't need to be described by the number of awards won. That is just to diminish such a gift as hers so far beyond from conventional ways of measurement

Michelle Bouve Oerman

The voice of an angel

Zakarias Hartley

I think she is one ❤️🥀👼🏿

Allan M

What can one say? Perfection? Heavenly? Yes one of the most wondrous voices of all time.

Alice Kludjian


Cynthia Hawkins

Not only does she sing this to die for..she does the verse, which very few singers do. Sass kicks ass!!!!


Greatest vibrato ever.

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