Song: My Prayer

Written by Georges Boulanger, James Kennedy

MY PRAYER showcases one of the most haunting and dramatic melodies in popular music. Based on an instrumental by French composer Georges Boulanger, famed lyricist Jimmy Kennedy (whose other credits include "South Of the Border" and "Red Sails in The Sunset") added the poignant lyric in 1939. Later that year, the ballad became a simultaneous hit for the Ink Spots (whose version climbed to No. 3) and Glenn Miller (who reached No. 2). My Prayer was revived in 1956 by the Platters, whose emotional rendition soared to No. 1 for five weeks.

Recordings of this song:

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recording details  Jack Bendient & The Chessman save license this
recording details  Bruce Channel save license this
recording details  Harry Connick, Jr. save license this
recording details  Ray Conniff save license this
recording details  Dee Dee Bridgewater save license this
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recording details  Jimmy Dorsey and Bob Eberly v. save license this
recording details  Engelbert Humperdinck save license this
recording details  The Ink Spots save license this
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recording details  Glenn Miller save license this
recording details  Roy Orbison save license this
recording details  The Platters save license this
recording details  Ray, Goodman and Brown save license this
recording details  The Righteous Brothers save license this
recording details  Jerry Vale save license this
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