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Anniversary Song

One of the most successful "new" songs that Jolson ever sang, here are the lyrics of this hit song written for The Jolson Story

The Anniversary Song

by Al Jolson and Saul Chaplin

recorded by Al Jolson - 21 Aug 1946

Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed.
We vowed our true love, though a word wasn't said.
The world was in bloom, there were stars in the skies,
Except for the few that were there in your eyes.

Dear as I held you so close in my arms,
Angels were singing a hymn to your charms.
Two hearts gently beating were murmuring low,
"My darling, I love you so!"

The night seemed to fade into blossoming dawn,
The sun shown anew but the dance lingered on.
Could we but relive that sweet moment sublime,
We'd find that our love is unaltered by time.

Jolson often sang
"Could we but recall that sweet moment sublime"
but the printed lyrics say "relive"!

Wanna hear it? Clicking on the Sheet Music to hear the Decca recording of The Anniversary Song in Real Audio format.

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Updated 19 Aug 00