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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

To Each His Own

By Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
1946

One of the timeless love songs. Introduced in the classic Olivia de Havilland film, this was a huge hit in 1946. It was first recorded by Eddy Howard, and that same year saw recordings by The Ink Spots, Freddy Martin, Tony Martin, and The Modernaires. In 1990, it would be sung by Al Martino in The Godfather Part III.

Lyrics:

A rose must remain with the sun and the rain,
Or its lovely promise won't come true.
To each his own, to each his own--
And my own is you.

What good is a song if the words just don't belong,
And a dream must be a dream for two?
No good alone, to each his own--
For me there's you.

If a flame is to grow there must be a glow.
To open each door there's a key.
I need you, I know, I can't let you go.
Your touch means too much to me.

Two lips must insist on two more to be kissed,
Or they'll never know what love can do.
To each his own, I've found my own--
One and only you.

Recorded By:

The Platters
Sam Cooke
Frankie Laine
Willie Nelson
Django Reinhardt

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