Words & Music: Cole Porter (1956)

Lyrics

I give to you
And you give to me
True love, true love.
So on and on
It will always be
True love, true love.

For you and I
Have a guardian angel
On high, with nothing to do
But to give to you
And to give to me
Love forever true,
Love forever true.

Background

“True Love” is perhaps the greatest of the great Cole Porter’s love songs. The song was introduced by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the musical film High Society.

In the play The Philadelphia Story, on which the musical is based, “True Love” is the name of C.K. Dexter Haven’s (Crosby) yacht, on which he and Tracy Lord (Kelly) honeymooned off the coast of Maine.

Performances

Here is how it is performed in the movie:

Here is a recording by the King himself – Elvis, that is:

And here is the Sing-A-long version for listening to and downloading:

True Love