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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Love You

By Cole Porter

An amusing composition from the king of amusing compositions. For his musical Mexican Hayride, Porter took a cliche title and deliberately wrote a lyric that would be humorously banal for it. It was introduced by Bobby Clark on stage, and later that year in a hit record from Bing Crosby.


I love you
Hums the April breeze.
I love you
Echo the hills.

I love you
The golden dawn agrees
As once more she sees

It's spring again
And birds on the wing again
Start to sing again
The old melody.

I love you,
That's the song of songs
And it all belongs
To you and me.

Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra
Jo Stafford
Barbra Streisand
Bill Evans
Anita O'Day

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