Marrying for Love

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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was a Russian-born American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907 and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtim… more »

Ten generations of Constantins  Lived very comf'table lives 
They were contented to live in style  Supported by their wives
 Daughters of men who were wealthy  Fitted them like a glove 
They all married for money 
I mean to marry for love

It's an old-fashioned idea, marrying for love
And that old-fashioned idea's what I'm thinking of
 Where there's love, poets have said
Two can live as one
That's an old-fashioned idea
But it's being done
When I find the man that I'm crazy about
There's much that I could do without 
But I couldn't do without love
Just an old-fashioned romance with a moon above 
A romance, one that will end marrying for love
That's the kind of love
That I'm thinking of
 Alternate bridge for male:]
If she must have gold, let it be in her hair
Rubies, let them be in her lips
Diamonds, let them shine in her eyes


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