If Ever I Would Leave You

This Friday’s song is “If Ever I Would Leave You” sung by Robert Goulet. This song is from the 1960 Lerner and Lowe Broadway musical Camelot. It ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards. It starred Richard Burton as Arthur, Julie Andrews as Guinevere, and Robert Goulet as Lancelot.

I took my wife out for our monthly “date night” earlier this week. We had a great meal and some deep conversations. As we talked and I looked into her eyes, I could almost hear “If Ever I Would Leave You” playing in the background. My darling Teresa, this says it better than I ever could.

If ever I would leave you
It wouldn’t be in summer
Seeing you in summer
I never would go
Your hair streaked with sunlight
Your lips red as flame
Your face with a lustre
That puts gold to shame!

But if I’d ever leave you
It couldn’t be in autumn
How I’d leave in autumn
I never will know
I’ve seen how you sparkle
When fall nips the air
I know you in autumn
And I must be there

And could I leave you
Running merrily through the snow?
Or on a wintry evening
When you catch the fire’s glow?

If ever I would leave you
How could it be in springtime?
Knowing how in spring I’m bewitched by you so?
Oh, no! Not in springtime!
Summer, winter or fall!
No, never could I leave you at all!

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick Loewe
If Ever I Would Leave You lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kanjian Music, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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