Sunday, October 04, 2015

Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn’s “Love and Marriage”

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Expanded at 12:03 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015.

This song was written for a special, TV musical version of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town. However, the TV musical used the movie adaptation’s story, which has a happy ending, unlike Wilder’s heart-breaking play. The TV musical won Emmys for the wonderful Van Heusen-Cahn music.

I believe I heard Sammy Cahn tell WNEW-AM disc jockey Jonathan Schwartz, “I was a two-syllable guy from a one-syllable neighborhood” during a visit to Schwartz’ radio show during the late 1980s or early 1990s.

Love and Marriage
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Words by Sammy Cahn

Love and marriage, love and marriage,
Go together like a horse and carriage,
This I tell ya, brother,
You can't have one without the other.

Love and marriage, love and marriage,
It's an institute you can't disparage,
Ask the local gentry,
And they will say it’s elementary.

Try, try, try to separate them,
It’s an illusion,
Try, try, try and you will only
Come to this conclusion.

Love and marriage, love and marriage,
Go together like a horse and carriage,
Dad was told by mother,
You can't have one,
You can't have none,
You can't have one without the … other.

[Musical interlude]

Try, try, try to separate them, it's an illusion.
Try, try, try and you only come to this conclusion:

Love and marriage, love and marriage,
Go together like a horse and carriage.
Dad was told by mother you can't have one
(You can't have none.)
You can't have one without the other.


Uploaded on October 10, 2012 by Max Powell.

[Previously, in this series:

“Frank Sinatra: My Shining Hour (Video, from Trilogy: Past Present Future)”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Arlen & Mercer’s Come Rain or Shine”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Quintessential Version of Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer’s ‘One for My Baby (and One More, for the Road)’”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Classic Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer Torch Song, ‘Blues in the Night’”;

“Frank Sinatra: Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer’s Stormy Weather (Video)”;

“Frank Sinatra Live! Medley of The Gal That Got Away and It Never Entered My Mind, Performed in 1980 at Carnegie Hall (Great Quality Video of a Grand Performance!)”;

“Frank Sinatra: Here's That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke)”;

“Frank Sinatra’s Revelatory, 1962 Performance of Kern and Fields’ The Way You Look Tonight”;

“Paul Robeson?! Hear Frank Sinatra Give the Definitive Interpretation of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Ol’ Man River (1963)”;

“The Greatest Song Ever Written? Hear Frank Sinatra Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein's Soliloquy”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Sing the Real ‘New York, New York,’ by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green, from On the Town (1944/1949)”;

“The Swingingest Record You’ll Ever Hear! Fly Me to the Moon, by Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones”;

“Frank Sinatra: Autumn in New York, with the Billy May Orchestra (Video)”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra Make Rodgers & Hart Swing! ‘The Lady is a Tramp’; Live at Madison Square Garden/1974”;

“Hear Frank Sinatra and a Bunch of Little Kids Sing the 1960 Academy Award-Winning Song, ‘High Hopes’”;

“If Frank Sinatra were Still Alive, and were Interviewed by Larry King”;

“When Sinatra Ruled: Hear Him Sing ANOTHER Oscar-Winning Song, ‘All the Way,’ from The Joker is Wild (1957).”]

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