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'''"Only the Lonely"''' is a song featured in [[Frank Sinatra]]'s 1958 album ''[[Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely]]''.
 
'''"Only the Lonely"''' is a song featured in [[Frank Sinatra]]'s 1958 album ''[[Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely]]''.
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== History ==
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"Only the Lonely" is the title track of Frank Sinatra's album of the same name. The song's composers, Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, were asked to write a song for the new project, and this song became the final outcome of their work. On the song, Van Heuson wrote in the liner notes for ''Only the Lonely'': "The lyric came very hard. Session without session without the glimmer of a line. Sammy is as facile a man with words as there is in our business, and I thought changing the melody here and there might be helpful. He wouldn't permit me to change a note."<ref name=liner>''Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely'' original liner notes by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen.</ref>
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== Releases ==
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; Studio recordings
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* ''[[Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely]]'' (1958)
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; Reissues
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* ''[[The Capitol Years (1990)|The Capitol Years]]'' (1990)
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* ''[[Concepts]]'' (1992)
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* ''[[The Capitol Years (1998)|The Capitol Years]]'' (1998)
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* ''[[Capitol Records Concept Albums]]'' (2007)
   
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
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Some little small cafè
 
Some little small cafè
 
The songs I know only the lonely know
 
The songs I know only the lonely know
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Each melody recalls a love that used to be
 
Each melody recalls a love that used to be
 
The dreams I dream only the lonely dream
 
The dreams I dream only the lonely dream
 
Of lips as warm as May
 
Of lips as warm as May
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That hopeless scheme only the lonely scheme
 
That hopeless scheme only the lonely scheme
 
That soon somewhere you'll find the one that used to care
 
That soon somewhere you'll find the one that used to care
 
And you recall each fun time
 
And you recall each fun time
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Those picnics at the beach when love was new
 
Those picnics at the beach when love was new
 
It well could be the one time
 
It well could be the one time
 
A hopeless little dream like that comes true
 
A hopeless little dream like that comes true
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If you find love hang on to each caress
 
If you find love hang on to each caress
 
And never let love go
 
And never let love go

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Only the Lonely
Composer
Jimmy Van Heusen
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September, 1958
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"Only the Lonely" is a song featured in Frank Sinatra's 1958 album Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely.

History

"Only the Lonely" is the title track of Frank Sinatra's album of the same name. The song's composers, Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, were asked to write a song for the new project, and this song became the final outcome of their work. On the song, Van Heuson wrote in the liner notes for Only the Lonely: "The lyric came very hard. Session without session without the glimmer of a line. Sammy is as facile a man with words as there is in our business, and I thought changing the melody here and there might be helpful. He wouldn't permit me to change a note."[1]

Releases

Studio recordings
Reissues

Lyrics

Each place I go only the lonely go
Some little small cafè
The songs I know only the lonely know

Each melody recalls a love that used to be
The dreams I dream only the lonely dream
Of lips as warm as May

That hopeless scheme only the lonely scheme
That soon somewhere you'll find the one that used to care
And you recall each fun time

Those picnics at the beach when love was new
It well could be the one time
A hopeless little dream like that comes true

If you find love hang on to each caress
And never let love go
For when it's gone you'll know the loneliness
The heartbreak only the lonely know


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