HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING? (Alan Bergman / Marilyn Bergman / Michel Legrand) Eddie Condon - 1959 James Ingram - 1983 Frank Sinatra - 1984 Tony Bennett - 1986 Shirley Bassey - 1991 Johnny Mathis - 1993 Also recorded by: Amici Forever; Carl Anderson; Lew Anderson Big Band; Ray Anthony; Patti Austin; Gary Bartz; BBC Big Band; George Benson; City Rhythm Orch.; Freddy Cole; Judi Connelli; Van Craven; Nicky DePaola; Louis Edmonds; Lance Ellington; Michael Feinstein; Pops Fernandez; Mac Frampton; Laura Fygi; Robin Meloy Goldsby; Jacki Gore; The Governors; Denyce Graves; Peggy Herman; Milt Jackson; Miles Jaye; Jazz at the Movies Band; Gail Johnson; Quincy Jones; Betty Joplin; June Katz; Roslyn Kind; Simone Kopmajer; Julius LaRosa; Benjamin Legrand; Michel Legrand; Gary LeMel; Joe Longthorne; Nancy Marano; Susannah McCorkle; Maureen McGovern; Kitt Moran; Nana Mouskouri; Tito Nieves; Larry Nozero; Bill O'Connell; Deborah Offenhauser; David Osborne; Liz Ott; Emile Pandolfi; Pieces of a Dream; Marcus Printup; Murray Ross; Arturo Sandoval; Norman Simmons; Steve Smith; Bob Stewart; Barbra Streisand; Sylvia Sims; Szylvia; Trotter Trio; Leslie Uggams; Ed Vodicka & Friends; Larry Willis. How do you keep the music playing? How do you make it last? How do you keep the song from fading too fast? How do you lose yourself to someone? And never lose your ways How do you not run out of new things to say? And since we're always changing How can it be the same? And tell me how year after year You're sure your heart will fall apart Each time you hear his name I know the way I feel for you It's now or never The more I love the more that i'm afraid That in your eyes I may not see forever.. Forever... If we can be the best of lovers Yet be the best of friends If we can try with everyday to make it better as it grows With any luck, then I suppose The music never ends I know the way I feel for you It's now or never! (How do you keep the music playing?) The more I love the more that I'm afraid (How do you make it last) That in your eyes I may not see forever Forever... (How do you keep the song from fading, keep the song from fading too fast) If we can be the best of lovers Yet be the best of friends If we can try with everyday to make it better as it grows With any luck, then I suppose The music never ends