They Say It’s Wonderful

Annie

PROFILE
Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Year Written 1946
About They Say It’s Wonderful
“They Say It’s Wonderful” is from Berlin’s 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun. This song was a duet between Annie Oakley (Ethel Merman) and Frank Butler (Ray Middleton). It’s a beautiful ballad that has had many fine recordings, including those by Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.

Lyrics

They say that falling in love is wonderful
It’s wonderful, so they say
And with a moon up above, it’s wonderful
It’s wonderful, so they tell me

I can’t recall who said it, I know, I never read it
I only know they tell me that love is grand and
The thing that’s known as romance
Is wonderful, wonderful, in every way, so they say

Rumors fly and they often leave a doubt
But you’ve come to the right place to find out
Everything that you’ve heard is really so
I’ve been there once or twice and I should know

You’ll find that falling in love is wonderful
It’s wonderful, as they say
And with the moon up above, it’s wonderful
It’s wonderful, as they tell you

You leave your house some morning and without any warning
You’re stopping people, shouting that love is grand and
To hold a man in your arms is wonderful
Wonderful, in every way, I should say

Session / Album Information

1987

“They Say It’s Wonderful” was recorded in May 1987 and was released that year on Bennett/Berlin. This song was arranged by Tony Bennett.

This recording released on:

  • 1987: Columbia LP 12″: FC 44029 — Bennett/Berlin
  • 1987: Columbia LP 12″: C 44029 — Bennett/Berlin
  • 1987: CBS LP 12″: 4604501 — Bennett/Berlin (Neth.)
  • 1987: CBS LP 12″: 4604501 — Bennett/Berlin (UK)
  • 1987: Columbia CD: CK 44029 — Bennett/Berlin
  • 1988: CBS/Sony CD: 32DP-893 — Bennett/Berlin [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #56 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK55) Bennett/Berlin

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