For All We Know

Billie Holiday, Ray Ellis Orchestra

About For All We Know

"For All We Know" is a popular song published in 1934, with music by J. Fred Coots and lyric by Sam M. Lewis. There are alternate verses but the main lyrics start: "For all we know we may never meet again". Popular versions in 1934 were by Hal Kemp (vocal by Skinnay Ennis) and Isham Jones (vocal by Joe Martin). The song has been recorded by a host of artists including Nina Simone, Al Martino, The Andrews Sisters, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Crystal Gayle, Dinah Washington, Doris Day, Joanie Sommers, Fran Jeffries, Bette Midler, Nat King Cole, Rod Stewart, and Rosemary Clooney. The version by Dinah Washington reached #88 on the chart in 1962. A version by The Spinners in 1965 gave it a more contemporary sound. The Rosemary Clooney version is heard over the closing credits of Dan Ireland's 2005 British film, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. The Bette Midler version was featured in the 1991 film, For the Boys. The Donny Hathaway version from the LP Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (Atlantic, 1972) has become one of the standout versions of the song. A cover by Abbey Lincoln was featured prominently in the Gus Van Sant film Drugstore Cowboy. 


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Sweetheart, the night is growing old
Sweetheart, my love is still untold
A kiss that is never tasted
Forever and ever is wasted

For all we know, we may never meet again
Before you go, make this moment sweet again
We won't say, goodnight until the last minute
I'll hold out my hand and my heart will be in it

For all we know this may only be a dream
We come and go like a ripple on a stream
So love me tonight, tomorrow was made for some
Tomorrow may never come, for all we know

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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Harris April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. more »

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Written by: J Fred Coots, Samuel M Lewis

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