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Each to their own

Posted by Bpb on September 01, 2007

In Reply to: Each to their own posted by Smokey Stover on August 31, 2007

: : Can anyone tel me where the phrase "to each their own" comes from, and hopefully settle an extremely pedantic argument as to whether the phrase is that or "each to their own"?

: You'll find some suggestions in the archive, under "To each his own." Back one page, top of the page, seach box. Or:


: I think you are both close, but neither gets the brass ring.

Ok, let's sing along:

To Each His Own

- Artists: The Platters
- peak Billboard position # 21 in 1960
- Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
- In 1946 there were five Top 10 versions- Eddy Howard (#1).The Ink Spots (#1)
Freddy Martin (#1), The Modernaires with Paula Kelly (#3),and Tony Martin (#4)
- also charted by The Tymes at # 78 in 1964
- also charted by Frankie Laine at # 82 in 1968

A rose must remain with the sun and the rain
Or its lovely promise won't come true
To each his own, to each his own
And my own is you

What good is a song if the words just don't belong?
And a dream must be a dream for two
No good alone, to each his own
For me there's you

If a flame is to grow there must be a glow
To open each door there's a key
I need you, I know, I can't let you go
Your touch means too much to me

Two lips must insist on two more to be kissed
Or they'll never know what love can do
To each his own, I've found my own
One and only you