Lover (song)

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"Lover"
Song from Love Me Tonight
Published 1932
Writer Lorenz Hart
Composer Richard Rodgers

"Lover" is a popular song written by Richard Rodgers, with words by Lorenz Hart. It was featured in the movie Love Me Tonight (1932) sung by Jeanette MacDonald. Les Paul's version was a guitar instrumental released by Capitol Records in 1948. It has a French title Partout Toi. Frank Sinatra has recorded it twice in 1950 and 1961 but Peggy Lee took ownership in 1952 and it featured in that year's version of the movie The Jazz Singer which she appeared in. Cliff Richard has recorded it on his album Listen to Cliff!. Additionally, John Coltrane recorded a version of the song in 1957, which appeared on his album "Last Trane", which was released in 1965.

Popular Culture[edit]

The song is referenced in Dodie Smith's novel I Capture the Castle.

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