Love Is Here To Stay


Songwriters: George & Ira Gershwin
Performer: various
Category: Golden Oldie

Also known as Our Love Is Here to Stay, this popular song and jazz standard from 1938 was the last one George Gershwin helped to write before his death. His brother Ira wrote the words after George died. It's a sweet way to begin the rest of your life together, to walk out to this great song! It would also work wonderfully as a first dance, especially if you choose one of the slower versions.

You can hear this song featured in the 1951 movie with Gene Kelly - An American in Paris (one of my favorite movie musicals, it showcases Gershwin music), and in 1995's Forget Paris (which referred back to the other movie).

You have plenty of other versions to choose from as well: Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, John Pizzarelli, Dexter Gordon, Harry Connick Jr, Barry Manilow, and Brian Wilson.


Sheet music (piano/vocal, can be piano solo)
Sheet music (piano/vocal)


LYRICS

[optional verse, not often sung]
The more I read the papers
The less I comprehend
The world with all its capers
And how it all will end.
Nothing seems to be lasting.
But that isn't our affair;
We've got something permanent,
I mean in the way we care.

It's very clear
Our love is here to stay;
Not for a year
But ever and a day.
The radio and the telephone and the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies,
And in time may go.

But, oh my dear,
Our love is here to stay;
Together we're going a long, long way.
In time the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble,
They're only made of clay,
But our love is here to stay.


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