My Own True Love

Words & 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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The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.