To Each His OwnWords & Music by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Recorded by The Platters, 1960 (# 21) (also see below)
CM7 F9 CM7 F9 A rose must remain with the sun and the rain, CM7 Dm7 Em7 Dm7 Or its lovely promise won't come true; G7 Dm7/G Dm7 Dm7/G CM7 FM7 To each his own, to each his own -- and my own is you. CM7 F9 CM7 F9 What good is a song, if the words just don't belong? CM7 Dm7 Em7 Dm7 And a dream must be a dream for two. F#m7-5 B7 Em7 A7 Dm7 Fdim(I) C9 No good alone, to each his own -- for me there's you. Bridge: FM7 If a flame is to grow there must be a glow, Em7 A7 Em7 A7 To open each door there's a key; D DM7 I need you, I know, I can't let you go; Am7 D7 G7 Your touch means too much to me. C BbM7 C BbM7 Two lips must insist on two more to be kissed, CM7 Dm7 Em7 Em6 Dm7 G7 Or they'll never know what love can do; F#m7-5 B7 Em7 A7 To each his own, I've found my own, Dm7 G7 C One and only you. Repeat Refrain: (Repeat Last Verse)
In 1946 there were five Top 10 versions-- Eddy Howard (#1). The Ink Spots (#1), Freddy Martin (#1), The Modernaires with Paula Kelly (#3), and Tony Martin (#4). The song was charted by The Tymes at # 78 in 1964, and also charted by Frankie Laine at # 82 in 1968.