Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved by Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer
Composer Jerome Kern
Lyricist Johnny Mercer
Year Written 1942
About Dearly Beloved
“Dearly Beloved” was written for the 1942 film You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. The song was nominated for an Academy Award.


Tell me that it’s true, Tell me you agree,
I was meant for you, You were meant for me.

Dearly beloved, how clearly I see,
Somewhere in Heaven you were fashioned for me,
Angel eyes knew you, angel voices led me to you;
Nothing could save me, fate gave me a sign;
I know that I’ll be yours come shower or shine;
So I say merely, dearly beloved be mine.

Session / Album Information


“Dearly Beloved” was recorded for the 2015 album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

Dearly Beloved

Listen to Dearly Beloved on Spotify. Tony Bennett, Bill Charlap · Song · 2015.

This recording released on:

  • 2015:¬†Columbia/RPM CD: 88875 145742 — The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

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