Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

PROFILE
Composer Lionel Rand
Lyricist Ian Grant
Year Written 1939
About Let There Be Love
“Let There Be Love” is a popular standard, with recordings by Pearl Bailey, George Shearing, Annie Ross, Nat King Cole and the Andrews Sisters.

Lyrics

Let there be you,
Let there be me.
Let there be oysters
Under the sea.

Let there be wind,
An ocassional rain.
Chile con carne and
Sparkling champagne

Let there be birds
To sing in the trees
Someone to bless me
Whenever I sneeze.

Let there be cuckoos,
A lark and a dove,
But first of all, please
Let there be love.

Let there be Frank, Perry and Bing,
Let there be great songs for singers to sing
Let there be sports cars and Ivy League clothes
Sponsors and cha-chas and frantic mambos
Let there be moons circling in space
Let there be flutes and Princess Grace
Let Sputnick zoom it’s way up above
But most of all please, let there be love.

Let there be love.

Session / Album Information

1957

“Let There Be Love” was recorded on October 25, 1957 and released in 1957 on the album The Beat of My Heart. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.


This recording also released on:

  • 1957: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1079 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • Pacific LP 12″: — Just One Of Those Things [Australia]
  • 1957: Philips LP 12″: BBL 7219 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • 1969: Harmony LP 12″: HS 11340 — Just One Of Those Things
  • 1970: Hallmark LP 12″: SHM 646 — Just One Of Those Things [UK]
  • 1997: Columbia CD: CK 66502 — The Beat Of My Heart
  • 2008: Not Now Music CD: NOT3CD010 — Three Original Hit Albums [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #11 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK11) The Beat of My Heart

1971

“Let There Be Love” was recorded on January 31, 1971 and released that year on the album Get Happy with The London Philharmonic Orchestra. It was arranged by Dick Cone.

This recording released on:

  • 1971: Columbia LP 12″: C 30953 — Get Happy with The London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 2011: Disc #42 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK41) Get Happy with The London Philharmonic Orchestra

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