My Own True LoveWords & Music by Mack David & Max Steiner*
Recorded by Margaret Whiting, 1962
D Dalt D A7 Em7 A7 A7(V) A7 D G/B D My own true love, my own true love; DM7 Edim G G/F# Em7 Bm7 Bm7/E Em7 G/B A7 At last I've found you, my own true love D Dalt D A7 Em7 A7 A7(V) A7 D G/B D No lips but yours, no arms but yours DM7 Edim G G/F# Em7 A7/6 A7 D G D Will ev - er lead me through Hea - ven's door A7 D D7 G F#m7 Edim Bm7 Bm7/E B7 I roamed the Earth in search of this Cdim G Em Bm7 Bm7/E A7 I knew I'd know you, know you by your kiss D Dalt D A7 Em7 A7 A7(V) A7 D G/B D And by your kiss, you've shown true love DM7 Edim G G/F# Em7 A7/6 A7 D G D I'm yours for - ev - er, my own true love
*The music was written by Max Steiner in 1939 as "Tara's Theme" from the film "Gone With The Wind." The lyrics were added by Mack David in 1959.
A Margaret Whiting website I have seen lists recording of this song as having been released in 1954 on Capital #2996 -- but I consider it unlikely given the date of Mack David's addition of lyrics. Whiting's recording did not enjoy the level of popularity as The Dupree's #13 recording from the same year (or even of Jimmy Clanton's 1959 recording which reached #33) but I just kind of hate to see a song with the beautiful simplicity of this one, with the majestic power it lent to the movie soundtrack, get reduced either to doo-wop or to a 50s sock hop buckle-polisher.
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