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AH! SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE Victor Herbert (m) / Rida Johnson Young (l) ) (Nelson Eddy / Jeanette MacDonald ) Also sung by: Jan Peerce Richard Tauber Harry Secombe Bing Crosby Barbra Russell Elizabeth Futral Karyn Levitt Sathima Benjamin Webster Booth/Anne Ziegler Tito Schipa Nadine Connor Kimmie Rhodes Michael Ballam Connee Boswell Richard Crooks Bob Crosby Lars Erstrand Quartet Percy Faith Gracie Fields Milt Jackson Allan Jones Barney Kessel Felix Knight Dick Meldonian Vaughn Monroe Jim Nabors Ohio Light Opera 101 Strings Orch George Osborne Maxine Sullivan Sarah Vaughan And many others… As sung in the March 1935 film 'Naughty Marietta' Director: Woody Van Dyke (Robert Z. Leonard) Leads: Jeanette MacDonald / Nelson Eddy / Frank Morgan Adapted from the Broadway'Naughty Marietta' two act operetta, October 1910 in New York Jeanette MacDonald sings: Ah! Sweet mystery of life, at last I've found thee Ah! at last I know the secret of it all All the longing, seeking, striving, waiting, yearning The idle hopes and joy and burning tears that fall. For 'tis love and love alone the world is seeking And 'tis love and love alone I’ve waited for And my heart has heard the answer to its calling For it is love that rules for evermore. Nelson Eddy sings: Ah! Sweet mystery of life, at last I've found thee Ah! I know at last the secret of it all All the longing, seeking, striving, waiting, yearning The idle hopes, the joy and burning tears that fall. For 'tis love and love alone the world is seeking And 'tis love and love alone I’ve waited for And my heart has heard the answer to its calling For it is love that rules for evermore. Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy sing: Ah! Sweet mystery of life, at last I've found thee Ah! at last I know the secret of it all All the longing, seeking, striving, waiting, yearning The idle hope and joy and burning tears that fall. For 'tis love and love alone the world is seeking And 'tis love and love alone I’ve waited for And my heart has heard the answer to its calling For it is love that rules for evermore. (Transcribed by David Story with assistance from Peter Akers - September 2013) ********************* AH ! SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE as recorded by Mario Lanza Ah! Sweet mystery of life At last I've found thee Ah! I know at last the secret of it all; All the longing, seeking, striving, waiting, yearning The burning hopes, the joy and idle tears that fall! For 'tis love, and love alone, the world is seeking, And 'tis love, and love alone, that can repay! 'Tis the answer, 'tis the end and all of living For it is love alone that rules for aye! Love, and love alone, the world is seeking, For 'tis love, and love alone, that can repay! 'Tis the answer, 'tis the end and all of living For it is love alone that rules for aye! (Contributed by maritere1939 - June 2005)

    


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