I'm so glad I've now had the chance to hear this [though is it the complete song?], thanks for posting, though it isn't very good is it [did the lyric writer actually see the film?]? I remember not minding the Marnie song that was written [can't remember where I heard it now, but I did hear it once] too much though.
I'm sure Bernard Herrmann would NOT like this, but I think it's a great performance - regardless of the lyrics. There actually was a 'Vertigo' song by Billy Eckstine - with no reference to Bernard Herrmann.
Wagner should be listed as composer too, everyone knows Herrmann recycled Tristan und Isolde's "Liebestod" for Vertigo.
Like in the opera, it should be sung by the female character in Vertigo, not the male. I've always felt the music was Judy apologizing and begging Scotty to forgive her and give her another chance, even after "death".
This piano bar version is rather minor league, it doesn't capture the intensity of Herrmann, let alone Wagner. The guy has an ordinary voice and doesn't sing the words with passion. Nice little effort though.