"The Twelfth of Never" is a popular song written in 1956 and first recorded by Johnny Mathis the following year. The song's title comes from the popular expression "the 12th of Never", which is used as the date of a future occurrence that will never come to pass. In the case of the song, "the 12th of Never" is given as the date on which the singer will stop loving his beloved, thus indicating that he will always love her. The song draws a similar link between the cessation of love and a number of other events expected never to happen.
Mathis initially disliked the song, which was released as the flip side to his number-one hit single "Chances Are".
^The Official Charts in Ireland began on October 4, 1962. Chart positions before that are taken from the Evening Herald Chart which was a Top Ten single chart published by the Irish daily newspaper Evening Herald between February 1959 and December 1962. "Ireland singles charts". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
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