Written for the 1945 picture Love Letters, starring Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones, this song had to wait 17 years before it became a real hit. Then the miracle was performed by a young and virtually unknown singer, Ketty Lester, who had been making a quick climb from San Francisco's Purple Onion nightclub to stardom in a New York revival of Cabin in the Sky. Her recording of "Love Letters" became a million-seller. Among Victor Young's other song triumphs are "Sweet Sue--Just You," "Stella by Starlight," "My Foolish Heart" and the wistful "Around the World," which was the theme for the Mike Todd cinematic extravaganza Around the World in 80 Days.
Words by Edward Heyman;
Music by Victor Young
Love letters straight from your heart
Keep us so near while apart.
I'm not alone in the night,
When I can have all the love you write.
I memorize ev'ry line;
I kiss the name that you sign.
And, darling, then I read again right from the start
Love letters straight from your heart.
Music provided by:
the Old Kunnel [in a rather amature sequencing.]
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