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Friday, December 5, 2008

They Say It's Wonderful

By Irving Berlin
1946

One of Berlin's most enduring musicals, Annie Get Your Gun featured this charming duet--sung in the original production by Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton. It was most recently put under the spotlight once again when Kirsten Dunst sang it quite impressively (with her own voice) in last year's Spider-Man 3.

Lyrics:

They say that falling in love is wonderful.
It's wonderful,
So they say.

And with a moon up above it's wonderful.
It's wonderful,
So they tell me.

I can't recall who said it,
I know I never read it,
I only know that falling in love is grand.

And the thing that's known as romance
Is wonderful, wonderful
In every way,
So they say.

Rumors fly and they often leave without,
But you've come to the right place to find out.
Ev'rything that you've heard is really so.
I've been there once or twice, and I should know.

You'll find that falling in love is wonderful,
It's wonderful,
As they say.

And with a moon up above, it's wonderful.
It's wonderful,
As they tell you.

You'll leave your house a-morning,
And without any warning,
You're stopping people, shouting that love is grand.

And to hold a man in your arms
Is wonderful, wonderful
In every way,
So they say.

Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra
Tony Bennett
Bernadette Peters
Perry Como
Johnny Mathis

2 comments:

Steve in Greensboro said...

Please don't forget Miss Doris Day. Her version of this tune is wonderful.

B-Sol said...

Good one. Thanks for pointing that out!

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