This Nearly Was Mine (1949)
(m) Richard Rodgers (w) Oscar Hammerstein II (I) Musical: South Pacific by Ezio Pinza (R) 1958 movie by Giorgio Tozzi dubbing Rosanno Brazzi (R) 2008 Broadway Revival by Paulo Szot
One dream in my heart, one love to be living for
One love to be living 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 dreaming of paradise,
Still saying that paradise once nearly was mine.