Some Enchanted Evening

Rodgers & HammersteinSouth Pacific

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Some Enchanted Evening

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Recalling the moment when he first saw Nellie just two weeks before, Emile plainly expresses his love for her in this stunning ballad, which would go on to become an American standard.

“Some Enchanted Evening,” sung by Ezio Pinza on the original 1949 Broadway cast recording, was also recorded by Perry Como, whose popular single soared to number one on the charts that same year. Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford and Bing Crosby also released recordings of the song in 1949. Later, cover versions by Barbra Streisand (1993) and Bob Dylan (2015) would also reach #1. Through the decades, the song has been recorded by an illustrious roster of singers, including The Temptations, Jay and the Americans, Art Garfunkel, Bernadette Peters, Andy Williams, Willie Nelson, Harry Connick Jr. and many more.





“Some Enchanted Evening” LYRICS

Some enchanted evening
You may see a stranger,
You may see a stranger
Across a crowded room.

And somehow you know,
You know even then,
That somewhere you’ll see her again and again.

Some enchanted evening
Someone may be laughing,
You may hear her laughing
Across a crowded room—

And night after night,
As strange as it seems,
The sound of her laughter will sing in your dreams.

Who can explain it?
Who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons—
Wise men never try.

Some enchanted evening,
When you find your true love,
When you feel her call you
Across a crowded room—

Then fly to her side
And make her your own,
Or all through your life you may dream all alone.

Once you have found her,
Never let her go.
Once you have found her,
Never let her go!