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Re: A love song?--Johnny Mathis in 1957

Posted by Marcus on December 19, 2000

In Reply to: A love song?--Johnny Mathis in 1957 posted by Bruce Kahl on December 18, 2000

: The Twelfth Of Never
: Johnny Mathis
: (Written by Paul Francis Webster and Jerry Livingston)

: Peaked at # 9 in 1957
: Later charted by The Chi-Lites at # 122 in 1969 as "B" side of their "Let Me Be the
: Man My Daddy Was"
: Also charted by Donny Osmond at # 8 in 1973
: The melody of this song was taken from the 16th-century English folk song "I Gave
: My Love a Cherry" (a/k/a "The Riddle Song")

:
: You ask me how much I need you, must I explain?
: I need you, oh my darling, like roses need rain
: You ask how long I'll love you, I'll tell you true
: Until the Twelfth of Never, I'll still be loving you

: Hold me close, never let me go
: Hold me close, melt my heart like April snow

: I'll love you 'til the bluebells forget to bloom
: I'll love you 'til the clover has lost its perfume
: I'll love you 'til the poets run out of rhyme
: Until the Twelfth of Never and that's a long, long time

: Until the Twelfth of Never and that's a long, long time

: Many thanks. I heard pretty much the same thing from another source. I had a Senior Moment and forgot Johnny Mathis. But, what IS the "...Twelfth of Never..."? I mean, what does it mean? Is it like a "Month of Sundays"? Or maybe "Forever and a Day"? Or maybe "Into Next Tuesday"? I love it. Very mysterious.
It's been the Twelfth of Never since I heard that song on the radio.
Thanks again.