Marrying for Love

by Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her powerful voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage." Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musical…




It's an old-fashioned idea, marryin' for love,
And that old fashioned idea's what I'm thinkin' of!
Where there's love, poets have said two can live as one,
That's an old-fashioned idea, but it's been done!

If she must have gold, let it be in her hair;
Rubies, let 'em be in her lips;
Diamonds, let 'em shine in her eyes.

Just an old-fashioned romance with the moon above,
A romance, one that will end marryin' for love.
That's the kind of love that I'm thinkin' of.

If she must have gold, let it be in her hair;
Rubies, let 'em be in her lips;
Diamonds, let 'em shine in her eyes.

Just an old-fashioned romance with the moon above,
A romance, one that will end marryin' for love.
That's the kind of love that I'm thinkin' of.

Written by: IRVING BERLIN

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