For All We Know

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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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For all we know
We may never meet again
Before we go
Make this moment live again
We won't say goodbye
Until the last minute
I'll hold out my hand
And my heart will be in it

For all we know
This might only be a dream
We come and we go
Like the ripples, like the ripples in the stream
So baby, love me, love me tonight
Tomorrow was made for some
Oh, but tomorrow
But tomorrow may never, never come
For all we know
Yes, tomorrow may never, never come
For all we know

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Abbey Lincoln

Anna Marie Wooldridge (August 6, 1930 – August 14, 2010), better known by her stage name Abbey Lincoln, was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress. Lincoln was unusual in that she wrote and performed her own compositions, expanding the expectations of jazz audiences. more »

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Written by: J Fred Coots, Samuel M Lewis

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