Lover, Come Back to Me
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"Lover, Come Back to Me" is a popular song. The music was written by Sigmund Romberg with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II for the Broadway show The New Moon, where the song was introduced by Evelyn Herbert and Robert Halliday (as Robert Misson). The song was published in 1928. Its middle section is based on "June: Barcarolle" from Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, opus 37b.
The song was performed by Lawrence Tibbett and Grace Moore in New Moon, the 1930 film adaptation of The New Moon, and by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in the 1940 adaptation, also titled New Moon.
Barbra Streisand version
|"My Coloring Book"/"Lover, Come Back To Me"|
|Single by Barbra Streisand|
|from the album The Second Barbra Streisand Album|
|Songwriter(s)||Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg|
|Barbra Streisand singles chronology|
In 1963, Streisand later re-recorded the song for her second album "The Second Barbra Streisand Album", which later appeared on the compilation "The Essential Barbra Streisand". In her first television special, "My Name is Barbra", she performs a bitterly jubilant version of the song, showcasing her versatility. In 2000, she performed the song on her "Timeless Tour" and a live recording was included on the live album "Timeless: Live in Concert", and the accompanying DVD release.
- "Lover, Come Back To Me" (1962 Version)
- "Lover, Come Back To Me" (1963 Version) / (Album Version) - 2:18
- "Lover, Come Back To Me" (live from "Timeless: Live in Concert", 2000)
- "Medley: Hooray For Love / After You've Gone / By Myself / S'Wonderful / (I Like New York In June) How About You? / Lover, Come Back To Me / You And The Night And The Music / It All Depends On You" (Live from "The Judy Garland Show") - 4:34
- Arden-Ohman Orchestra (Victor, 1929). Joel Whitburn estimates this recording would have charted at No. 6 if the Billboard Hot 100 had existed.
- Perry Askam (Victor, 1930). Joel Whitburn estimates this recording would have charted at No. 20 if the Billboard Hot 100 had existed.
- Ed Townsend released a version of the song as a single in 1959.
- Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra (Columbia, 1929). Joel Whitburn estimates this recording would have charted at No. 3 if the Billboard Hot 100 had existed.
- Barbra Streisand's recording appeared in episode #7.02 of "Dancing With The Stars".
- Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland performed a chorus of the song as part as a medley on The Judy Garland Show.
- The Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy duet appeared in the film "That's Entertainment, Part II".
- The Tony Martin and Joan Weldon duet appeared in the 1954 biopic "Deep In My Heart".
- The song appeared in the 1930 short film "An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee".
- The song performed in the film "U-571" at the wedding reception while Dahlgreen is talking to Tyler.
- The Annette Hanshaw rendition of this song was also use in the animated movie Sita Sings The Blues.
- Barbra Archives: Records/First Singles Archived 2009-07-17 at the Wayback Machine.
- The Barbra Streisand Music Guide Archived 2008-10-26 at the Wayback Machine.
- Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890–1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 31. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
- Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890–1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 36. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
- Ed Townsend, "Lover Come Back to Me" single release Retrieved August 15, 2016.
- Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890–1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 451. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
- Annette Hanshaw
- Sita Sings the Blues