If I Love Again

Ben Oakland

Ben Oakland


PROFILE
Composer Ben Oakland
Lyricist Jack Murray
Year Written 1933
About If I Love Again
“If I Love Again” was written for the 1933 musical Hold Your Horses. Anita O’Day recorded it in 1960; “If I Love Again” was used in in the 1975 movie Funny Lady, sung by Barbra Streisand.

Lyrics

I often wonder why you came to me
Brought such a flame to me then let it die.
And if another love should find my heart
It will remind my heart of your goodbye.
With every new love you’ll come back to me
In other eyes it’s you I’ll see.

If I love again, though it’s someone new,
If I love again it will still be you.
In someone else’s fond embrace
I’ll close my eyes and see your face
If I love again, I’ll find other charms
But I’ll make believe, you are in my arms
And though my lips whisper “I Love You”
My heart will not be true
I’ll be loving you every time I love again

Session / Album Information

1962

“If I Love Again” was recorded on October 19, 1962 and released in 1963 on the album I Wanna Be Around. It was arranged by Marty Manning.

This recording released on:

  • 1963: Columbia LP 12″: P 13575 — I Wanna Be Around
  • 1963: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 2000 — I Wanna Be Around
  • 1963: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 62149 — I Wanna Be Around (UK)
  • 1963: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8800 — I Wanna Be Around
  • 1995: Columbia CD: CK 66504 — I Wanna Be Around
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 82876 87234 — I Wanna Be Around
  • 2011: Disc #26 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK25) I Wanna Be Around

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