You're Nearer

Perry Como

About You're Nearer

"You're Nearer" is an American popular song by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart (Rodgers and Hart) from the 1940 film version of the Broadway musical Too Many Girls. It was not in the original Broadway show but was written especially for the movie and copyrighted on August 29, 1940. In the film, it was sung by Lucille Ball (dubbed by Trudy Erwin) and also by Frances Langford with Ann Miller, Libby Bennett and Lucille Ball (again dubbed by Trudy Erwin). Plans to include the song in the 1948 feature Words and Music with a recording by Perry Como was ultimately cut from the film. Como's version eventually appeared amongst the outtakes included on a 2007 DVD release. The song has been recorded by a plethora of artists. 


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You're nearer, than my head is to my pillow,
Nearer, than the wind is to the willow.
Dearer, than the rain is to the earth below,
Precious as the sun to the things that grow.

You're nearer, than the ivy to the wall is,
Nearer, than the winter to the fall is.
Leave me, but when you're away, you'll know,
You're nearer, for i love you so!

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Perry Como

Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with them in 1943. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history. Como was seen weekly on television from 1949 to 1963, then continued hosting the Kraft Music Hall variety program on a monthly basis until 1967. His television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world. Also a popular recording artist, Perry Como pro… more »

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