Love Is Here To Stay

George and Ira Gershwin

George and Ira Gershwin


PROFILE
Composer George Gershwin
Lyricist Ira Gershwin
Year Written 1937
About Love Is Here To Stay
“Love Is Here To Stay” was written in 1937 for The Goldwyn Follies movie, which was released after George Gershwin’s death. It’s also known as “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” but the published title of the song omits the “Our.”

Lyrics

It’s very clear
Our love is here to stay;
Not for a year
But ever and a day.
The radio and the telephone and the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies,
And in time they go.
But, oh, my dear,
Our love is here to stay;
Together we’re going a long, long way.
In time the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble,
They’re only made of clay,
But our love is here to stay.

Session / Album Information

1958

“Love Is Here To Stay” was recorded on November 4, 1958 and was released in 1959 on the album Hometown, My Town. It was arranged by Ralph Burns. Another version of “Love is Here To Stay” was recorded on November 6, 1958, but was not used.

This recording was also released on:

  • 1959: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 1301 — Hometown, My Town
  • 1989: Columbia House Music Collection CD: C21 7925 — The Great American Composers: George and Ira Gershwin
  • 1995: Smithsonian Collection CD: 107 — I Got Rhythm: The Smithsonian George Gershwin Collection
  • 2011: Disc #15 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874603-JK15) Hometown, My Town

1962

“Love Is Here To Stay” was recorded live at Tony Bennett’s concert at Carnegie Hall on June 9, 1962 and was initially released in 1962 on the album Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall. Ralph Sharon arranged the song.

This recording released on:

  • 1962: CBS LP 12″: BPG62116 — At Carnegie Hall – Part 1 (UK)
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8705 — At Carnegie Hall – vol.1
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: C2L 23 — Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall
  • 1962: Columbia LP 12″: C2S 823 — Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall
  • 1993: Sony Music Special Products CD: 15056 — Tony Bennett Sings for You
  • 1995: Sony Music CD: WK 75012 — Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall
  • 1997: Columbia CD: C2K 64609 — At Carnegie Hall June 9, 1962: Complete Concert
  • 2011: Disc #24 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK23) Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall

1968

“Love Is Here To Stay” was recorded on April 16, 1968 and released that year on the album Yesterday I Heard The Rain. It was arranged by Torrie Zito.

This recording released on:

  • 1968: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9678 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain
  • 1968: CBS LP 12″: 63351 — Yesterday I Heard The Rain [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #36 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK35) Yesterday I Heard The Rain

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