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Cole Porter’s song “True Love”

“True Love” was written by Cole Porter and performed by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the 1955 film, “High Society”, also starring Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. “True Love” was the first and only gold record for Grace Kelly and gold 21 was difficult for Bing Crosby. The song stayed on the charts for 22 weeks, and as high as number three. “True Love” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song in 1956, but has lost Doris Day “Que Sera, Sera”.

Cole Porter was an extremely experienced composer when he wrote “True Love”. The decades of the 1930s and 1940s were full of Cole Porter musical. During the 1930s alone, Porter wrote the music and lyrics than ten Broadway musicals in New York and two musicals for Hollywood movies.

Cole Porter was born in Indiana in 1891 to parents who were rich. He received extensive musical training, learning piano and violin age six. His favorite of the two was the piano practiced two hours a day. In ten years, he wrote the music and lyrics of the original songs and seventeen, he published his first song.

Porter also received an impressive academic background is carried through Yale and Harvard Law School and Harvard School of Music. While at Yale, Porter became the president of the choir and a cheer leader, and among the 300 songs he wrote while at Yale, wrote two football fight songs are still played today ‘hui. Despite being the roommate of Dean Acheson, the future Secretary of State under President Truman, Porter left Harvard Law School to continue his musical education.

After World War I, Porter moved to Europe, where he met and married Linda Lee Thomas, a divorced rich and beautiful and a descendant of the Lees of Virginia. Their relationship was a partnership in support of lifelong love. Cole Porter was gay and had many male interests that Linda had agreed to allow. However, the marriage was sometimes unstable when the interests of gay couples Porter threatened the carefully maintained social appearances.

After their marriage in 1919, in Paris, the headlines have experienced extravagant lifestyle in Europe through the 1920s. His mansion in Paris had floor to ceiling mirrors and zebra skin furniture. Later, he moved to a famous palace in Venice, where his lush parties included fifty gondoliers, circus acrobats, and a ballet company. They also built a nightclub outside his palace that was home to 100 people.

Back in New York, the first contributions goalkeeper few Broadway musicals were poorly received. However, in late 1920 Porter won recognition, and through the 1930s and 1940s, was one of the brightest stars of Broadway. He worked tirelessly in excess and in their musical productions and spent time in New York and Hollywood.

In 1937, a terrible riding accident crushed both legs Porter. As the story goes, waiting for hours for help to arrive, he wrote the lyrics to a verse of the song “At Long Last Love”. The accident left him paralyzed and in pain for the rest of his life. He underwent more than 30 operations on his leg until his right leg was amputated in 1958 finally. After leg amputation, Cole Porter stopped producing music until his death in 1964.

In 1955, Cole Porter wrote the music and lyrics of “High Society” with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. The film is a remake of the classic musical award 1940 film “The Philadelphia Story” winner who won an Oscar for Best Actor for James Stewart and Cary Grant also played and Katharine Hepburn. “High Society” featured nine musical numbers, and in addition there were five additional songs written by Porter will not appear in the film.

“High Society” was one of the great MGM musicals. Grace Kelly was shining star of the film, the romantic exchange with Bing Crosby in “True Love” was one of the highlights of the film.

Here are the lyrics to Cole Porter’s “True Love.”

Sometimes wind blows

a new moon moves at last alone

feeling far above her

oh how lucky we are

while I give to you

would 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 as you give to me

love forever true

love forever true

for you and I have a guardian angel

on high with nothing to do

but to give you as you give to me

love forever true

love forever true

give me more true love oh yeah

true love true love

true love true love

got to give me your oh yeah oh yeah

true love true love

true love true love

for you and I have a guardian angel

on high with nothing to do

but to give to you as you give to me

love forever true

love forever true

love forever true love.

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