One Alone


How sweet is this? Jotted down on the back of a postcard, the ever so slightly altered (misheard?) song lyrics to the song One Alone, from the Broadway Musical The Desert Song by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein 2nd, 1926. I wonder if she ever this gave this to her one true love and what became of them? I am all for a ‘happily ever after’!

One Alone
(as handwritten on a postcard c.1930)

One alone to be my own
I alone, to know his caresses
One to be, eternally
The one my worshipping soul possesses
At your call, I give my all
All my life and all my love and yearning
This would be a magic world for me
If you were mine alone

And the original lyrics to verses 4 and 5 (with the changes made on the postcard identified!):

One alone, to be my own
I alone, to know her caresses
One to be, eternally
The one my worshipping soul possesses

At her call, I’d give my all
All my life and all my love enduring
This would be a magic World to me
If she were mine alone

You can listen to a 1953 version with Kathryn Grayson and Gordon Macrae —-> here

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