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“Harbor Lights” is a popular song by Hugh Williams (pseudonym for Will Grosz) with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy. This song was originally sung by Frances Langford in 1937 and was published again in 1950.
The song has been recorded by many artists; charting versions were recorded by Sammy Kaye, Guy Lombardo, Bing Crosby, Ray Anthony, Ralph Flanagan, Elvis Presley, The Platters (peaking at #8 on the Billboard charts in 1960), and Ken Griffin. Other versions were recorded by Willie Nelson, Vera Lynn, The Ink Spots and Jon Rauhouse. It was recorded in Polish by Irena Santor as “Portowe Światła”.
The biggest-selling version was recorded by the Sammy Kaye orchestra. The recording was released by Columbia Records as a 78rpm single and a 45rpm single. The record first reached the... Read on...
Song lines: ♪ Now I know lonely nights ... But I was on the ship and you were on the shore ... For all the while my heart is whisp'ring ♫
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