Hello, Young Lovers (1951)
(m) Richard Rodgers (w) Oscar Hammerstein II (I) Musical: The King and I by Gertrude Lawrence. 1956 film version by Marni Nixon dubbing Deborah Kerr. (P) Perry Como
When I think of Tom, I think about a night.
When the earth smelled of summer
And the sky was streaked with white,
And the soft mist of England was sleeping on a hill
I remember this and I always will...

There are new lovers now on the same silent hill,
Looking on the same blue sea,
And I know Tom and I are a part of them all,
And they’re all a part of Tom and me.

Refrain: Hello, young lovers, whoever you are.
I hope your troubles are few.
All my good wishes go with you tonight,
I’ve been in love like you.
Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star,
Be brave and faithful and true,
Cling very close to each other tonight.
I’ve been in love like you.

I know how it feels to have wings on your heels,
And to fly down the street in a trance.
You fly down a street on the chance that you meet,
And you meet – not really by chance.
Don’t cry young lovers, whatever you do,
Don’t cry because I’m alone;
All of my memories are happy tonight,
I’ve had a love of my own. I’ve had a love of my own,
like yours. I’ve had a love of my own.