The Look of Love

Songwriter: Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Performer: Dusty Springfield
Category: Golden Oldie

This song has been around since it was written for the 1967 James Bond film Casino Royale. It got an Oscar nomination back then and found a place in the US Top 40 hits also. It was extremely well-received right away and was covered several times that very year and the next by such singers as Lainie Kazan, Nina Simone, and Sergio Mendes.

In subsequent years it has been a popular cover for many artists, from Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, and Marvin Gaye to Ronan Keating and a well-known rendition by Diana Krall (among many others).

Sheet music (piano/vocal, can be piano solo)
Sheet music, Diana Krall version (piano/vocal)


The look of love
Is in your eyes
A look your smile can't disguise
The look of love
It's saying so much more
Than words could ever say
And what my heart has heard,
Well, it takes my breath away.

I can hardly wait to hold you,
Feel my arms around you.
How long I have waited,
Waited just to love you
Now that I have found you
[You've got]

The look of love
It's on your face
A look that time can't erase
Be mine tonight
Let this be just the start
Of so many nights like this
Let's take a lover's vow
And then seal it with a kiss.

I can hardly wait to hold you
Feel my arms around you,
How long I have waited,
Waited just to love you,
Now that I have found you,
Don't ever go, don't ever go,
I love you so.

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