Lover (song)

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Song from Love Me Tonight
Published 1932
Songwriter(s) Lorenz Hart
Composer(s) 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.

Notable recordings[edit]

Les Paul's version was a guitar instrumental on the album "The New Sound" released by Capitol Records in 1948. It has a French title Partout Toi. Harry James released three live recordings of it from the 1940s and 50s, and Frank Sinatra has recorded it twice in 1950 and 1961. Peggy Lee's 1952 version 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!. In 1954, the song featured importantly in both Billy Wilder's Sabrina and in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window. Additionally, John Coltrane recorded a version of the song in 1957, which appeared on his album The Last Trane, which was released in 1965.

In popular culture[edit]

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