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Some Enchanted Evening song lyrics

Some Enchanted Evening song lyrics (1949) from  South Pacific

Lyrics to Some Enchanted Evening – a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ‘South Pacific’. In the show, it is sung as a solo by Emile de Becque, the French plantation owner, who falls in love with the American navy nurse Nellie Forbush. In this song, he sings of seizing the moment so that it won’t slip away.

Some enchanted evening
You may see a stranger,
you may see a stranger
Across a crowded room
And somehow you know,
You know even then
That somewhere you’ll see her
Again and again.

Some enchanted evening
Someone may be laughin’,
You may hear her laughin’
Across a crowded room
And night after night,
As strange as it seems
The sound of her laughter
Will sing in your dreams.

Who can explain it?
Who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons,
Wise men never try.

Some enchanted evening
When you find your true love,
When you feel her call you
Across a crowded room,
Then fly to her side,
And make her your own
Or all through your life you
May dream all alone.

Once you have found her,
Never let her go.
Once you have found her,
Never let her go!


Editor’s note: you may also remember this from the first season of  The Muppet Show, performed by Bert and Ernie, with Connie Stevens