ONLY FOREVER
(Monaco, Burke)

The movie Rhythm on the River provided Bing his third No. 1 hit of 1940. Johnny Burke got the idea for "Only Forever" from an expression he heard Bing use. Bing recorded the song July 3 with John Scott Trotter's Orchestra, and by fall it had shot to the top of the Billboard charts, where it stayed for a whopping 9 weeks! All together, "Only Forever" spent 20 weeks on the Billboard charts.

Do I want to be with you
As the years come and go?
Only forever
If you care to know.
Would I grant all your wishes
And be proud of the task
Only forever
If someone should ask.
How long would it take me
To be near if you bechon?
Off hand I would figure
Less than a second.
Do you think I'll remember
How you looked when you smile?
Only forever
That's puttin' it mild.

How long would it take me
To be near if you bechon?
Off hand I would figure
Less than a second.
Do you think I'll remember
How you looked when you smile?
Only forever
That's puttin' it mild.

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