The song of the day for Tuesday, October 4, 2017 is “When I Lost You.”
About This Song
Irving Berlin wrote “When I Lost You” in 1912. This lovely and sad ballad was autobiographical for Berlin. He had married the singer Dorothy Goetz, who contracted typhoid fever on their honeymoon and died from it five months after their wedding. Filled with grief, he wrote this song to her. It did become his first hit ballad. This song has been recorded by Tony Bennett, Dinah Washington, Lena Horne, Chet Baker and Miles Davis, among others.
About This Version
Tony Bennett sings “When I Lost You,” recorded in 1987 for the album Bennett/Berlin.
“When I Lost You,” as well as Bennett/Berlin, is available from iTunes.
Between the massacre in Las Vegas, the destruction of Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands and the recent loss of my brother, I’ve been overcome with sadness today. Thank you for letting me play this beautiful but very sad song.