This Nearly Was Mine


Original Version

One dream in my heart
One love to be livin' for
One love to be livin' for
This nearly was mine

One girl for my dream
One partner in paradise
This promise of paradise
This nearly was mine

Close to my heart she came
Only to fly away
Only to fly as day flies from moonlight
Now, now I'm alone
Still dreamin' of paradise
Still sayin' that paradise
Once nearly was mine

I'll keep rememberin' kisses
From lips I've never owned
And all that lovely adventures
That we have never known

One dream in my heart
One love to be livin' for
One love to be livin' for
This nearly was mine

Close to my heart she came
Only to fly away
Only to fly as day flies from moonlight

Now, now I'm alone
Still a-dreamin' of paradise
Still sayin' that paradise
Once nearly was mine!

Specifications

  • Writer(s): Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

  • Released: 2017

rodgers hammersteinRichard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960) were an influential, innovative and successful American musical theatre writing team. They created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what is considered the "golden age" of musical theatre. With Rodgers composing the music and Hammerstein writing the lyrics, five of their Broadway shows, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music, were outstanding successes, as was the television broadcast of Cinderella. Among the many accolades their shows (and film versions) garnered were thirty-four Tony Awards, fifteen Academy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, and two Grammy Awards.

 

The song This Nearly Was Mine comes from South Pacific, a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. The plot of the musical is based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific and combines elements of several of those stories. Rodgers and Hammerstein believed they could write a musical based on Michener's work that would be financially successful and, at the same time, would send a strong progressive message on racism.

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