Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved by Jerome Kern and Johnny Mercer
PROFILE
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.

Lyrics

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

2015

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

This recording released on:

  • 2015:┬áColumbia/RPM CD: 88875 145742 — The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

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