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by Christopher Mudiappahpillai

Gosh, I love this album. I never realised till now that I like so many of Gus Kahn’s songs. Man had a way with the words, he did.


It Had to Be You

Frank Sinatra

Gus Kahn / Isham Jones

Why do I do, just as you say

Why must I just, give you your way

Why do I sigh, why don’t I try – to forget

It must have been, that something lovers call fate

Kept me saying: “I have to wait”

I saw them all, just couldn’t fall – ’til we met

It had to be you, it had to be you

I wandered around, and finally found – the somebody who

Could make me be true, and could make me be blue

And even be glad, just to be sad – thinking of you

Some others I’ve seen, might never be mean

Might never be cross, or try to be boss

But they wouldn’t do

For nobody else, gave me a thrill – with all your faults, I love you still

It had to be you, wonderful you

It had to be you