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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

By Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster

This was Fain & Webster's second composition to win the Oscar, following "Secret Love". It was featured in the film of the same, and later recorded by The Four Aces, who took it to #1 on the charts. A sweeping romantic epic, it is proof that great film songs were still being written even as the era of rock 'n roll was being born.


Love is a many-splendored thing
It's the April rose that only grows in the early spring
Love is nature's way of giving a reason to be living
The golden crown that makes a man a king

Once on a high and windy hill
In the morning mist two lovers kissed and the world stood still
Then your fingers touched my silent heart and taught it how to sing
Yes, true love's a many-splendored thing

Recorded By:

Frank Sinatra
Andy Williams
Barry Manilow
Ringo Starr
Don Cornell



emma wallace said...

This song is always so sweeping and epic! Perfect choice for Valentine's Day.


B-Sol said...

Thank you so much for reading, Emma! I'm always glad when you appreciate what I do here. Happy V-Day!!

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