How Soon (Will I Be Seeing You?)Words & Music by Jack Owens & Carroll Lucas, 1944
Recorded by Bing Crosby, 1947
Intro: | C Cdim | F Fm | C A7 | Dm7 G | G C Fdim C Cdim G7 Dm7 G How soon will I be see - ing you? Edim Dm G7 Dm7 G Fdim C G C CM7 C7 How soon? I wish I really knew. F Dm7 G And when will you be saying C Fdim C C/B Words I want to hear? Am Am+7 Am7 Am7/G G Am7 G/B D9 Am7 D7 Tender little love words -- stor - y old, mean - ing clear, G C Fdim C Cdim G7 Dm7 G How soon will I be close to you Am7 F G Dm7 G Fdim C Dm7 C CM7 C7 And dance the way we used to do? Edim F Dm7 E7 I see your star eyes gleaming -- Fdim Am Am+7 D7 Don't mind me if I'm dreaming C A7 Dm7 G6 C Tell me, Darling, now, how soon?
I found this one while looking for another song with a similar title, and while it may not fit the mold of "pop standard" in that it never really became a standard (it was only recorded about eight times) it just sounded too nice not to include. Interestingly enough, the commonly-accepted lyrics are not the ones Crosby sings here. Crosby's rendition is beautifully matched with Carmen Cavallaro's elegant yet understated accompaniment.