Songwriters: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
Category: Golden Oldies
"All the Things You Are" has been around since Jerome & Oscar wrote it for the 1939 movie "Very Warm for May." Dozens of artists have recorded it, and it has been a jazz instrumental standard because of its lush harmonies. I've included 3 vocal examples of it, from Ella's throaty rendition to the Jackson Five's Motown version.
Time and again I've longed for adventure,
Something to make my heart beat the faster.
What did I long for? I never really knew.
Finding your love I've found my adventure,
Touching your hand, my heart beats the faster,
All that I want in all of this world is you.
You are the promised kiss of springtime
That makes the lonely winter seem long.
You are the breathless hush of evening
That trembles on the brink of a lovely song.
You are the angel glow that lights a star,
The dearest things I know are what you are.
Some day my happy arms will hold you,
And some day I'll know that moment divine,
When all the things you are, are mine!