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Casablanca - As Time Goes By

  • Sep 9, 2009
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This is an all time favorite of mine.
I love the melody of this song and often requested it to be played whenever I'm at a lounge.
It is romantic and it resonates with my internal rhythm, I suppose.
Not sure how to explain it to anyone, but when I first heard this song, I thought, hey, this is a song I could live with for the rest of my life!

Hey, what can I say? Just love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tip: It's a great song on the piano too. If you don't believe me, when you go to a lounge, get the pianist to play it for you. You'll love it!


Singer: Bertie Higgins
Casablanca - As Time Goes By

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September 09, 2009
Classic song from a classic picture. It's funny that the song had been around for a while before the film, but it wasn't until the film came out that it became a true classic. Definitely a favorite of mine as well, right up there with all the songs from "The Wizard of Oz". Nice review, Sharrie.
September 10, 2009
Indeed, it's a classic! I didn't watch the film but I DID go to Casablanca because of this song! :-)
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Quick Tip by . November 15, 2009
My all time favorite! Just bought the DVD version of the movie.
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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"As Time Goes By" is a song written by Herman Hupfeld for the 1931 Broadway musical, Everybody's Welcome. In the original show it was sung by Frances Williams. It was recorded that year by several artists, including Rudy Vallee.

The song was re-introduced in 1942 in the film Casablanca, sung by Dooley Wilson. Wilson never released a single of the song because of a musicians' strike at the time of the film's release — but a re-issue of Rudy Vallee's 1931 recording became a major seller in 1942.

The song was voted #2 on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs special, commemorating the best songs in film.

The song was also played by Clint Eastwood in the movie In the Line of Fire.

The song's famous opening line - "You must remember this..." - is actually the start of the fourth verse. As originally written and performed, there are three preceding verses. However, Dooley Wilson did not sing them in Casablanca and most subsequent versions have similarly omitted them, leading them to have become virtually unknown to most listeners.

The song has been performed by several artists, including Billie Holiday, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Harry Nilsson, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Tony Bennett, Jane Monheit, Gal Costa, Bryan Ferry, Sal Viviano, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Mathis.

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