Original Sheet Music for “When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano”. Written by Leon Rene in 1939.

Original Sheet Music for “When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano”. Written by Leon Rene in 1939.

Original Sheet Music for “When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano”. Written by Leon Rene in 1939 at Mission San Juan Capistrano, California. Lyrics are as follows:

When the swallows come back to Capistrano

That’s the day you promised to come back to me

When you whispered, “Farewell”, in Capistrano

Twas the day the swallow flew out to sea

All the mission bells will ring

The chapel choir will sing

The happiness you’ll bring

Will live in my memory

When the swallows come back to Capistrano

That’s the day I pray that you’ll come back to me.

First reached number 4 on the pop charts by the Ink Spots in 1940, and then reached number 2 by Glenn Miller the same year. Later recordings were made by Guy Lombardo, Pat Boone, and Elvis Presley.

5 Responses to Original Sheet Music for “When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano”. Written by Leon Rene in 1939.

  1. JoAnn says:

    where can I purchase this sheet music?

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