I’ll be seeing you,
In all the old familiar places,
That this heart of mine embraces,
All day through.
In that small cafe,
The park across the way,
The children’s carousel,
The chestnut trees the wishing well.
I’ll be seeing you in every lovely summer’s day and,
Everything that’s light and gay,
I’ll always think of you that way,
I’ll find you in the morning sun,
And when the night is new,
I’ll be looking at the moon,
And I’ll be seeing you.
Another song of yesteryears, “I’ll be Seeing You” will surely evoke feelings of nostalgia when played in a funeral service. This song was written by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal in 1938 and because of its moving lyrics, rose to popularity during the war years of the early 1940s. So popular was this song at that time that the producers of the Broadway musical “Right This Way” inserted it into their play. The song has since been regarded as a jazz standard and sung by the likes of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and the more current singers of today such as Barry Manilow and Rod Stewart.
The nostalgic sentiment of the song is perfectly demonstrated by the words “I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places.” These words precisely describe the feelings and sentiments of family and friends left behind by the dearly departed. Memories of the deceased will still linger in their minds even after years of his or her absence. And when you hear these words at a funeral service, you won’t be able to prevent those feelings of nostalgia flooding the synapses of your brain. This song will surely immerse you deeply in the river of sorrow and loss. If you want more emotional songs to play in a funeral service, please visit www.songmeanings.net.