You Can’t Love ‘Em All

Jimmy Van Heusen

Jimmy Van Heusen

Composer Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyricist Sammy Cahn
Year Written 1958
About You Can’t Love ‘Em All
Jimmy Van Heusen wrote “You Can’t Love ‘Em All” for the 1959 Bing Crosby movie Say One For Me.


You can’t love ’em all
You can’t love ’em all
Love may be wonderful but the chances are small
You can’t land each one that passes by
But you can try
You can try
You can try

You can’t kiss ’em all
Oh, you can’t kiss them all
The ones who have tried have found that they’re not quite that tall
They’ll call you an optimistic dope
Oh, you can hope
You can hope
You can hope

They’ve been able to prove
There are mountains you can move
They’ve been able to show
There’s a way to make rain and snow
But you simply can’t love ’em all
No you can’t love ’em all
’cause one day that one gal will catch your eye
And you’ll know why
You’ll know why
You will know why

’cause one day that one chick will make you sigh
And you’ll know why
Yeah, you’ll know why
You’ll know why you can’t love ’em all

Session / Album Information


“You Can’t Love ‘Em All” was recorded on June 24, 1959 and released as a single that year. It was arranged by Ralph Burns. Another version was recorded on March 23, 1959, but was not used.

You Can"t Love "Em All

Listen to You Can"t Love "Em All on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 2011.

This recording released on:

  • 1959: Columbia 45: 4-41381
  • 2011: Disc #7 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK7) The Columbia Singles, Vol. 5

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