Dear Heart


  • Written for the 1964 Warner Bros. film Dear Heart starring Glenn Ford, Geraldine Page and Angela Lansbury.
  • The annual postmasters' convention is the setting for a love story. She is a single woman who never thought she'd be involved in an affair. He is a womanizing salesman trying to decide whether or not he wants to be engaged.
  • In the film, sung by the chorus.
  • Academy Award nomination for Best Song, 1964.
  • Golden Globe Awards nomination for Best Song in a Motion Picture, 1965.

Recording History
Al Caiola and his Orchestra
The Anita Kerr Quartet, We Dig Mancini, RCA Victor Records, #LSP-3428,
Chet Avery
Hi Babit
Baja Marimba Band
Pat Boone
Teresa Brewer
Frank Chacksfield
Don Costa
Floyd Cramer
Dan and Dale
Bobby Darin
Jimmy Dean
Lenny Dee
Ferrante & Teicher
George Feyer
Eddie Fischer
John Fox
John Gary
Henry Mancini his Orchestra and Chorus, Dear Heart and Other Songs About Love, RCA Victor Records, #LSP-2990
Gordon Jenkins
Wayne Johnson
Jack Jones
Sammy Kaye
Brenda Lee
Peggy Lee
The LeRoy Holmes Orchestra
Trini Lopez
Johnny Maddox
Monica Mancini
Manhattan Pops
Mantovani and his Orchestra
Ralph Marterie
Bobbi Martin
Al Martino
Marty Gold and his Orchestra
The McGuire Sisters with orchestra
Mitch Miller
Russ Morgan
Byron Motley
Rene Paulo
The Po' Boys
Teddy Randazzo
The Ray Charles Singers
George Shearing
Harry Simone
Frank Sinatra
Ethel Smith
Joanie Sommers and Laurindo Almeida, Softly, The Brazilian Sound, Warner Bros. Records, #W1575
Sounds Orchestra
Billy Storm
Billy Strange
Jerry Vale
Sarah Vaughan, Sarah Vaughan Sings The Mancini Songbook, Mercury Records, #R61009
Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra
Kitty Wells
Andy Williams, Dear Heart, Columbia Records, #CL 2338
Roger Williams
Nancy Wilson
Kai Winding
Sy Zentner
Dear heart, wish you were here
To warm this night.
My dear heart, it seems like a year
Since you've been out of my sight.

A single room, a table for one
It's a lonesome town all right
But soon I'll kiss you hello
At our front door,

And dear heart, I want you to know
I'll leave your arms never more.

But soon I'll kiss you hello
At our front door.

And dear heart, I want you to know
I'll leave your arms never more.
DEAR HEART From the Warner Bros. production Dear Heart, Northridge Music Inc. and M. Witmark & Sons, 1964. Words by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, Music by Henry Mancini (Special Picture Release)