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000962: "Near You"

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About 1947

When Jack was courting his future wife Ruth, his sister Mary Lou remembers that he played a song over and over in their parent’s house while he and Ruth were apart. Appropriately enough it was called Near You. It was composed by big band leader Francis Craig and it was a number one pop hit in 1947. The song also became Mary Lou’s favorite and she sang it frequently.

Source: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Andrews Sisters, MP3 (N.p.: MCA Records, 2000), "Near You," music by Francis Craig and lyrics by Kermit Goell. Originally recorded 1947 by Bob Lamb and Francis Craig. Originally recorded August 4, 1947 by The Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra.

Near You

There's just one place for me, near you
It's like heaven to be, near you
Times when we're apart
I can't face my heart
Say you'll never stray
More than just two lips away

If my hours could be spent near you
I'd be more than content near you
Make my life worthwhile
By telling me that I'll
Spend the rest of my days near you

[Instrumental]

There is just one place for me, I’m happy when I'm near you
It's wonderful as heaven, a special kind of heaven,
but only when I'm near you
Times when we're apart I wonder how I can face my heart
Say you'll never stray
More than just two lips away

If my waking hours could be spent while near you
I would be content, wonderfully content, just to be near you
Make my life worthwhile
By telling me that I'll
Spend the rest of my days
All of those happy, happy days
So near you

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Revised: October 29, 2013

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