The Second Time Around

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This article is about the 1960 song. For other uses, see Second Time Around (disambiguation).

"The Second Time Around" is a song with words by Sammy Cahn and music by Jimmy Van Heusen. It was introduced in the 1960 film High Time, sung by Bing Crosby with Henry Mancini conducting his orchestra, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Its theme is captured by its first two lines:

Love is lovelier the second time around,
Still wonderful with both feet on the ground.

It is especially associated with Frank Sinatra, who released multiple recordings of the ballad.

Jane Morgan sang the song on a 1961 episode of The Jack Benny Program.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa performed this with André Previn on "The Jazz Album (1992)


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