It Had To Be You - Song Lyrics

  • Written in 1924 by Gus Kahn & Isham Jones
  • Recorded by numerous artists, including Paul Whiteman, Artie Shaw, Betty Hutton, and Frank Sinatra
  • Used in the 1951 movie "I'll See You In My Dreams" starring Danny Thomas
  • In 1989 it was used on the soundtrack for the movie "When Harry Met Sally", and was performed by a relative unknown young artist by the name of Harry Connick Jr.
  • The album went to #1 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz chart
  • This is a classic song for a first dance at weddings

An excerpt from a live Oracle Band performance of this song is available as both a streaming RealAudio format, or as a higher quality downloadable MP3.  Select the version you'd prefer.

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Why do I do, just as you say
Why must I just, give you your way
Why do I sigh, why don't I try to forget

It must have been,
That something lovers call fate
Kept me saying: "I have to wait"
I saw them all,
Just couldn't fall 'til we met

It had to be you, it had to be you
I wandered around, and finally found
The somebody who
Could make me be true,
And could make me be blue
And even be glad, just to be sad
Thinking of you

Some others I've seen,
Might never be mean
Might never be cross,
Or try to be boss
But they wouldn't do
For nobody else, gave me a thrill
With all your faults, I
Love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
It had to be you

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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