Posted by James Briggs on September 10, 2005
In Reply to: Be still, my beating heart posted by James Briggs on September 10, 2005
: : Who first came up with the line "Be still, my beating heart"?
: I think it was a line in a 1950s popular song. Later, Sting had the same words in a different song. Sadly, I can't remember the name of the 1950s song, but tiny bits of of it are still around in my head, including 'that' line.
It only goes to show how memory fails! My phrase was "beware my foolish heart". So, I got it all wrong, apart from Sting's participation. See http://www.mixed-up.com/lyrics/round/beware-my-foolish-heart/