It’s Magic

It's Magic

PROFILE
Composer Jule Styne
Lyricist Sammy Cahn
Year Written 1947
About It’s Magic
“It’s Magic” was written in 1947 for the 1948 movie Romance the High Seas, which featured Doris Day in her screen debut. The song was introduced by Doris Day. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Several recordings of “It’s Magic” reached the charts in 1948; in addition to Miss Day’s version, those included recordings by Tony Martin, Gordon MacRae, Sarah Vaughan and Dick Haymes.

Lyrics

You sigh, the song begins
You speak, and I hear violins
It’s magic.

The stars desert the skies,
And rush to nestle in your eyes
It’s magic.

Without a golden wand
Or mystic charms,
Fantastic things begin
When I am in your arms.

When we walk hand-in-hand,
The world becomes a wonderland
It’s magic.

How else can I explain
Those raindrops when there is no rain?
It’s magic.

Why do I tell myself
These things that happen are all really true?
When, in my heart, I know the magic is
My love for you.

It’s magic
It’s magic
Why do I tell myself
These things that happen are all really true?
When, in my heart I know, the magic is
My love for you.

Session / Album Information

1960

This song was recorded on March 1, 1960 and released in 1960 on the album Alone Together.

  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8262 — Alone Together
  • 1960: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1471 — Alone Together
  • 1960: Philips LP 12″: BBL 7452 — Alone Together (UK)
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: 32DP-568 — Alone Together [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #17 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK17) Alone Together

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