More music from the Great American Songbook: yearning and fulfillment
So many beautiful songs from 1940s and 50s were about love lost…but there were also songs about love gained, or love within reach.
Here, with lyrics by Gus Kahn, music by Nacio Herb Brown, from the 1941 musical, Ziegfeld Girl…
You stepped out of a dream You are too wonderful to be what you seem! Could there be eyes like yours Could there be lips like yours Could there be smiles like yours Honest and truly? You stepped out of a cloud I want to take you away, away from the crowd And have you all to myself Alone and apart, out of a dream Safe in my heart
Not exactly loved attained, but there, to be sought and gained.