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I HAD MYSELF A TRUE LOVE (Harold Arlen (m) / Johnny Mercer (l) 1945) Barbra Streisand 1964 Also sung by: Dinah Shore Heather Macrae Barbara Cook Audra McDonald Helen Goldsby Dorothy Loudon Audrey Lavine Felicia Sanders Karen Hall And many others... >From the production-troubled Broadway musical ‘St Louis Woman’ March 1946. This musical was based on the African-American poet Arna Bontemps’ novel “God Sends Sunday’ written in 1931. Some consider this soundtrack the best of the Arlen/Mercer duo. I had myself a true love A true love who was somethin’ to see I had myself a true love At least that's what I kept on tellin’ me. The first thing in the mornin’ I still try to think up a way to be with him Some part of the evening And that's the way I live, through the day. I had myself a true love But now he's gone and left me for good The Lord knows I done heard those back yard Whispers going 'round the neighborhood. There may be a lot of things I miss A lot of things I don't know But I do know this, now I ain't got no love And once upon a time, I had a true love. In the evenin’, in the doorway While I stand there and wait for his comin’ With the house swept and the clothes hung And the pot on the stove there a hummin’. Where is he, while I watch the risin’ moon Where is he, why'd he gone so soon Now that ain't that way that it used to be, what now And everybody keeps tellin’ me. There may be a lot of things I miss A lot of things I don't know But I do know this…now…I ain't got no love And once upon a time, I had a true love. (Transcribed by David Story - August 2013)

    


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