HEART OF MY HEART (aka THE GANG THAT SANG "HEART OF MY HEART") (Ben Ryan - 1926) The Four Aces - 1953 Don Cornell, Alan Dale & Johnny Desmond - 1953 Also recorded by: Max Bygraves; Les Elgart; Frankie Laine; Frank Fontaine; Johnnie Wykoff; Mitch Miller; Jimmy Munday; Tommy Lyman; Roberta Sherwood; Merv Griffin; Jimmy Roselli; Lou Monte; Jack Pleis; ........... and others. I sometimes wish I was a kid again Down in the old neighbourhood Just to be with Charlie, with little Joe and Pete Boy, we had a quartet that was mighty hard to beat I'd love to stand down by that cellar door Just to hear that Quartet sing once more.... "Heart of my heart", I love that melody "Heart of my heart" brings back a memory When we were kids on the corner of the street We were rough and ready guys But oh, how we could harmonise "Heart of my heart" meant friends were dearer then Too bad we had to part I know a tear would glisten If once more I could listen To the gang that sang "Heart of my heart" ****** As recorded by The Four Aces: "Heart Of My Heart", I love that melody "Heart Of My Heart" brings back a memory When we were kids on the corner of the street We were rough 'n ready guys But oh, how we could harmonize "Heart Of My Heart" meant friends were dearer then Too bad we had to part I know a tear would glisten If once more I could listen To that gang that sang "Heart Of My Heart" C'mon now, let's everybody sing! ("Heart Of My Heart", I love that melody) ("Heart Of My Heart" brings back a memory) When we were kids on the corner of the street We were rough 'n ready guys But oh, how we could harmonize "Heart Of My Heart" meant friends were dearer then (Do-do-do-do-do) Too bad we had to part (To part, to part, to part) I know a tear would glisten If once more I could listen To that gang that sang "Heart Of My Heart" (Of my heart) To that gang that sang "Heart Of My Heart" (Of my heart!) ****** As recorded by Don Cornell, Alan Dale & Johnny Desmond: DON; ALAN & JOHNNY: "Heart Of My Heart", I love that melody, it's my favourite "Heart Of My Heart" brings back a memory, remember When we were kids on the corner of the street We were rough and ready guys But oh, how we could harmonise "Heart Of My Heart" meant friends were dearer then, eggs were cheaper It's too bad we had to part I know a tear would glisten If once more I could listen To that gang that sang "Heart Of My Heart" DON: Hey Johnny, I love those old time songs, don't you? JOHNNY: Sure Don, they make you feel like singin', don't they Alan? ALAN: Oh yeah, why don't we get ev'rybody to join in JOHNNY: That's a good idea, everybody sing! DON: Heart of my heart (Heart of my heart) I love that melody (I love that melody) Heart of my heart (Heart of my heart) Brings back a memory (Brings back a memory) When we were kids (When we were kids) On the corner of the street (On the corner of the street) We were rough and ready guys (We were rough and ready guys) ALL: But oh, how we could harmonise to....... DON: Heart of my heart (Heart of my heart) Meant friends were dearer then (Meant friends were dearer then) Too bad we had to part (Too bad we had to part) I know a tear would glisten JOHNNY: If once more I could listen ALAN: To that gang that sang "Heart Of My Heart" DON: Hoh, ev'rybody sing ALL: To that gang that sang "Heart Of My Heart" (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2005) ****** TRIVIA: The song "Heart Of My Heart", as referred to in the lyrics above, was written in 1899 by Andrew Mack, and sung by him in the play "The Last Of The Rohans". The correct title is "The Story Of The Rose": A youth one day in a garden fair A rose found withered and dying And all for love, ah, love in vain This rose was sadly sighing Heart of my heart, I love you Life would be naught without you Light of my life, my darling I love you, I love you I can forget you never From you I ne'er can sever Say you'll be mine forever I love you O sweet wild rose of a summer day Thy love has all been in vain Loved by a maid then cast away I echo thy refrain Heart of my heart, I love you Life would be naught without you Light of my life, my darling I love you, I love you I can forget you never From you I ne'er can sever Say you'll be mine forever I love you ******