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"Que Sera, Sera" - by Doris Day

 
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"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)", first published in 1956, is a popular song which was written by the Jay Livingston and Ray Evans songwriting team.

The song was featured in Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 film, The Man Who Knew Too Much", with Doris Day and James Stewart in the lead roles. Day's recording of the song for Columbia Records (catalog number 40704) was a hit in both the United States — where it made it to number two on the Billboard charts — and the United Kingdom. From 1968 to 1973, it was the theme song for the situation comedy "The Doris Day Show", becoming her signature song.

It reached the Billboard magazine charts in July, 1956. The song received the 1956 Academy Award for Best Original Song with the alternative title "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)." It was the third Oscar in this category for Livingston and Evans, who previously won in 1948 and 1950

Awards

  • Academy Awards - Oscars (1957):
    • Best Music, Original Song for the song "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)"

Lyrics

Sheet Music

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

When I was young, I fell in love 
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead 
Will we have rainbows, day after day 
Here's what my sweetheart said. 

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

Alternative Lyrics

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

When I was just a child in school, 
I asked my teacher, "What should I try? 
Should I paint pictures? 
Should I sing songs?" 
This was her wise reply: 

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

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

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

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