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I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Tony Bennett
Words by Douglass Cross and Music by George Cory

Peak chart position # 19 in 1962
Tony's signature song. Surprisingly, this song is not even close to being his biggest chart
success. He had a half-dozen other Top 20 hits that were initially more popular.

The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I've been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I'm going home to my city by the Bay

I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care

My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me

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    Wilfredo Sr B. KaamiñoJul 25, 2013 at 4:55 am
    The College Glee of Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro had among its repertoire the song, I Left My Heart In San Francisco in the 1950's under the baton of Rev Fr. Antonio Cuna, SJ with Mr. Rago on the piano. This was very popular among the music lovers in our time, together with Fly Me To The Moon and Moon River... - wilfredosr
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    UnregisteredAug 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    The abandoning of dental fixtures was created by spike milligan about 40 years ago; your correspondent should at least credit the source of his parody.
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    UnregisteredJul 27, 2012 at 4:02 am
    I laid a fart in san francisco
    High, on a hill, it smells to me
    To be where escalators climb halfway to bart
    The morning fog may chill the air, i don't care

    I'm homeless there, in san francisco
    Above the poo and smelly pee
    When i come home to you, san francisco
    Your golden showers will come from me
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    UnregisteredDec 14, 2011 at 12:00 am
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    UnregisteredJan 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm
    If you fell in love with him and he dumped you, Well, move on. It's now the end of January 2014 so it's reasonable to assume that he hasn't come back. I bet now that you are glad that he dumped you. I mean, just look at how good things have turned out for you. Cheers Liam.

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