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MY HERO From the German Operetta "The Chocolate Soldier" (1908) (Music: Oscar Straus / Lyrics: Rudolph Bernauer & Leopold Jacobson) (English lyrics by Stanislaus Stange - 1909) Grete Holm (Original Viennese Production "Der Tapfere Soldat") - 1908 Flavia Arcaro (New York Production) - 1909 Lucy Isabelle Marsh - 1910 Marie Florence - 1910 Margaret Ismay (London Production) - 1910 Tessa Costa (New York Revival) - 1921 Alice MacKenzie (New York Revival) - 1930 Vivienne Segal (New York Revival) - 1931 Lauretta Brislin (New York Revival) - 1934 Rosa Ponselle - 1934 Helen Gleason (New York Revival) - 1940 Risë Stevens & Nelson Eddy (Film Soundtrack) - 1941 Deanna Durbin - 1941 Frances McCann (New York Revival) - 1947 Ralph Flanagan & His Orch. (vocal: Harry Prime) - 1949 Risë Stevens (TV Production) - 1955 Also recorded by: Jane Powell; Richard Tauber; Eleanor Steber; Virginia Haskins; Eddie Pardocchi; Morriston Orpheus Choir; Richard Hayman Orch.; John Charles Thomas; London Promenade Orch.; Gary Smart; 45 RPM; Gary Shelton; Beverley Sills & Sherrill Milnes. I have a true and noble lover He is my sweetheart, all my own His like on Earth, who shall discover My heart is his and his alone We pledged our troth each to the other And for our happiness, I pray Our lives belong to one another Oh, happy, happy wedding day Oh, happy, happy wedding day Come, come, I love you only My heart is true Come, come, my life is lonely I long for you Come, come, naught can efface you My arms are aching now to embrace you You are divine Come, come, I love you only Come, hero mine ******************************* MY HERO As recorded by Risë Stevens & Nelson Eddy: RS: I have a true and noble lover He is my sweetheart, all my own His like on Earth, who shall discover My heart is his and his alone NE: We pledged our troth each to the other And for our happiness, I pray Our lives belong to one another Oh, happy, happy wedding day Oh, happy, happy wedding day RS: Come, come, I love you only My heart is true NE: Come, come, my life is lonely I long for you RS: Come, come, naught can efface you My arms are aching now to embrace you Thou art are divine BOTH: Come, come, I love you only Come, come, be mine BOTH: We pledged our troth each to the other And for our happiness, I pray Our lives belong to one another Oh, happy, oh, happy wedding day Oh, happy, happy wedding day BOTH: Come, come, I love you only My heart is true Come, come, my life is lonely I long for you Come, come, naught can efface you My arms are aching now to embrace you Thou art divine Come, come, I love you only Come, come, be mine ** Additional verse for male voice: It is my duty to bow before thee It is my duty to love, adore thee It is my duty to love thee ever To love thee ever, love thee ever (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2008) ******************************* MY HERO (Oscar Straus (m) / Stanislaus Stange (l) ) as recorded by Deanna Durbin 1941 (live) Also sung during Eddie Cantor Show (Texaco Town) November 8th 1936 November 17th 1937 I have a true and noble lover He is my sweetheart, all my own His like on Earth who shall discover His heart is mine and mine alone. We pledged our troth each to the other And for our happiness, I pray Our lives belong to one another Oh happy happy wedding day... Oh happy happy wedding day. Come come I love you only My heart is true Come come my life is lonely I long for you Come come naught can efface you My arms are aching now to embrace you Thou art divine Come come I love you only Come hero mine. (Transcribed by David Story - August 2013)

    


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