Some Enchanted Evening
South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 musical, was based on some of James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. The show's unusual hero was a middle-aged French planter, Emile de Becque, played by a 57-year-old Metropolitan OPera star Ezio Pinza. It was with "Some Enchanted Evening" that de Becque proclaimed his love-at-first-sight for U.W. Navy Ensign Nellie Forbush (Mary Martin). Nellie at first resisted de Becque's impassioned pleas, singing "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," but it wasn't long before she was joyfully singing "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy."
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music by Richard Rodgers
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 laughing;
You may hear her laughing 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!
Note: Most MIDI
files are downloadable... ~ CLICK HERE ~!