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.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.