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Far Away Places
  • Year Inducted: 2005
  • Written In: 1948
Songwriters
Joan Whitney Songwriter
Artists
Bing Crosby
The Ames Brothers
Guy Lombardo
Frank Sinatra
Kate Smith
Dinah Shore
Perry Como
Roger Williams
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Sam Cooke
Steve Lawrence
Willie Nelson
Engelbert Humperdinck
Leon Russell

Far Away Places is a lament by a would-be traveller who wants to go from reading about places to actually visiting them. Folklore has it that Alex Kramer was inspired to write the lyrics when he worked as a shipping clerk in Montreal, prior to moving to New York with his American wife and songwriting partner, Joan Whitney. Bing Crosby’s version of Far Away Places stayed at Number 1 on the charts for 19 weeks. The lyrics were heard later in such movies as The Right Stuff and Cat People and the song resurfaced in television commercials. Kramer and Whitney wrote more than 100 songs, many of which ended up as song sheet classics.

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Far Away Places - Performed by Matt Dusk
"Far Away Places" was performed by Canadian jazz vocalist Matt Dusk at the 2005 CSHF Induction Gala.
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