The Night When Love Was Born

Words and Music by Abel Baer, David Oppenheim, and Joe Young (1932)

You took my lips and sprinkled them with twilight,
Oh what a night, the night that love was born!
You took my eyes and thrilled them with a June night;
I blessed the night, that night when love was born!

The trees did cover dawn beside a silver stream,
With leaves they covered us so we could dream and dream.
You took my heart and dipped it in the moonlight,
That wondrous night, the night when love was born!

Just one Summer night of tenderness
Made a lonely heart confess
Of a love divine.
Just one Summer night meant happiness,
That was when I whispered, “Yes!”,
And it made you mine!

The trees did cover dawn beside a silver stream,
With leaves they covered us so we could dream and dream.
You took my heart and dipped it in the moonlight,
That wondrous night, the night when love was born!

Recorded by Ruth Etting on June 30, 1932 in New York City for Columbia Records.
Originally issued on Columbia 2681 D (Matrix 152230)

Charted at #14 by Ruth Etting in 1932

Goodnight My Love

Goodnight My LoveAvailable On:
Goodnight My Love - Ruth Etting
Take Two Records
Recorded: 1930-1937
Released: November 7, 1994

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