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Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) by Doris Day

Album: Que Sera, SeraReleased: 1956Charted:
  • When I was just a little girl
    I asked my mother, what will I be
    Will I be pretty
    Will I be rich
    Here's what she said to me

    Que será, será
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours to see
    Que será, será
    What will be, will be

    When I grew up and fell in love
    I asked my sweetheart, what lies ahead
    Will we have rainbows
    Day after day
    Here's what my sweetheart said

    Que será, será
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours to see
    Que será, será
    What will be, will be

    Now I have children of my own
    They ask their mother, what will I be
    Will I be handsome
    Will I be rich
    I tell them tenderly

    Que será, será
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours to see
    Que será, será
    What will be, will be
    Que será, seráWriter/s: JAY LIVINGSTON, RAY EVANS
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 19

She (Doris) indeed owe her longevity to this song. Leave the future alone, after all we do not know what will happen next...Adrian Chan - Malaysia
On June 1st 1956, Doris Day signed a five-year one million dollar recording contract with Columbia Records...
And six days later on June 7th, 1956 "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart at position #78*; ten weeks later on August 9th, 1956 it would peak at #2* {for 2 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for 27 weeks, for fifteen of those weeks it was on the Top 10...
Ms. Day, born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, celebrated her 93rd birthday two months ago on April 3rd {2015}...
* According to Billboard the week it entered the Top 100 at #78 it was actually tied with Gale Storm's covered version of "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" and for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "My Prayer" by the Platters.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
She also sang a bit of this song with Arthur Godrey in "The Glass Bottom Boat."Gary - Tucson, Az
One of my favorite songs!Dean - Hoover, Al
@ Cyberpope, what you stated about the movie motto is correct, however the true Italian translation for : whatever will be, will be is Che sara, saraRobert - Maple, On
Doris Day had a big hit in 1953 with "Secret Love"; it also won an Academy Award for Best Song!!!Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
Livingston and Evans can be seen performing at a party(at the piano) in the movie "Sunset Blvd"(1950)Paramount.
They even get billing with the other actors on the Main Title!
Steve Dotstar - Los Angeles, Ca
when i was teenage i have been listened it

it's full lyrical i think i never forget it
after many years
I became to adult and went through much change in life I reminded og the song
what will be

sometime my daughters asked me
What will I be
oh my dear baby
yes The future's not ours to see
what will be
you just remember you are my daughters

Cloud - Taipei, Taiwan
Funny; the original, Italian, title lyric meant "What an evening!"; in Spanish it doesn't all translate. . .

Nice song, though & you understand the story (mom telling child not to sweat the future; just let watever happens, happen)
Cyberpope - Richmond, Canada
So, tell me why iTunes has a 'clean' and 'explicit' version of this song?Manda - Oc, Ca
I heard an 80 year old man playing this the other day on a broken down piano in a thrift shop. I think it was the most beautiful music I have heard in a long while. A hauntingly beautiful c-major waltz! I also snagged an amazing album by Doris Day called "Day by Day" on an earlier visit.Chris - Ozona, United States
This song was also played by Pink Martini, whose version was in an episode of Dead Like Me.Ethan - Helsinki
I don't think the ending of "The Man Who Knew Too Much" is idiotic at all. I think it is touching and an ingenious plot element. Just because you can't direct a film like Mr. Hitchcock doesn't mean you should criticize him. Go back to the hole in Virginia that you crawled out of.Hannah - Madison, Wi
This song was written by Bernard Herrmann who scored the movie. Ray and Jay did the lyrics. I know Benny Herrmann was my uncle.Robert - Nyc, Ny
Long before Ray Evans and Jay Livingston, in 1588 Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) in his play 'Doctor Faustus' wrote "Che sera, sera, What will be, shall be". Perhaps Messrs Evans and Livingston just happened to be thumbing through the old English classics and thought this was the cue for a song.James - Brisbane, Australia
Sung in the Simpson's episode when a comet threatens to destroy Springfield.Don - Newmarket, Canada
This song's in the "Heathers" at the beginning, with the croquet!Dennis - Chicagoland Burrows, Il
Sly and the Family Stone did a copy of this song on an album called Fresh in the 70s.I like Sly but the cover of this song i don't care for.Kevin - Cincinnati, Oh
The end of the Hitchcock movie is pretty idiotic, wherein Doris bellows this tune at the top of her lungs to alert her son of her presence.Wes - Springfield, Va
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