The Man I Love
Dinah Shore Lyrics


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When the mellow moon begins to beam
Every night I dream a little dream
And of course Prince Charming is the theme
The he, for me.
Although I realize as well as you
It is seldom that a dream comes true,
To me it's clear
That he'll appear.

Some day he'll come along, the man I love
And he'll be big and strong, the man I love
And when he comes my way,
I'll do my best to make him stay.

He'll look at me and smile, I'll understand
And in a little while, he'll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won't say a word.

Maybe I shall meet him Sunday,
Maybe Monday, maybe not
Still I'm sure to meet him one day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day.

He'll build a little home just meant for two
From which I'll never roam, who would? would you?




And so, all else above,
I'm waiting for the man I love.

Overall Meaning

In Dinah Shore's "The Man I Love," the lyrics paint a picture of a hopeful dreamer who is waiting for true love to find her. The song speaks of finding the perfect man, her "Prince Charming," and how she knows he will come into her life one day - possibly on a Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. The singer dreams of a man who is "big and strong," and who will sweep her off her feet. Once they finally meet, she believes that he will be able to understand her without even needing to speak, and they will create a home perfect for the two of them.


The song's lyrics evoke a sense of longing and hope for a love that seems so distant yet entirely attainable. The lyrics detail the naive aspect of love, inexplicably interconnected with a pure sense of affection stemming from passionate hope. The writer croons of waiting for a gentleman, who possesses particular qualities that can "make him stay." Furthermore, the lyrics state the man is to construct a home, meant only for the two of them, so the writer would never want to wander off.


Line by Line Meaning

When the mellow moon begins to beam
Every night, as the moon is shining, I start to dream.


Every night I dream a little dream
Each night, I dream about the perfect man for me.


And of course Prince Charming is the theme
My dream is always about finding my 'Prince Charming.'


The he, for me.
This perfect man will be 'the one' for me.


Although I realize as well as you
I know, just as you do, that my dream may not come true.


It is seldom that a dream comes true,
It's not very common for dreams to become a reality.


To me it's clear
Despite this, I still have hope.


That he'll appear.
I believe that someday he will come into my life.


Some day he'll come along, the man I love
One day, the man I've been dreaming of will show up.


And he'll be big and strong, the man I love
This man will be strong and handsome, everything that I've dreamed of.


And when he comes my way,
When he does finally come into my life,


I'll do my best to make him stay.
I'll do all that I can to make him stay with me.


He'll look at me and smile, I'll understand
I'll know everything I need to know just from the look on his face.


And in a little while, he'll take my hand
Soon after, he'll take my hand in his.


And though it seems absurd
Even though it may seem unlikely,


I know we both won't say a word.
Neither of us will need to say anything at all; we will just know.


Maybe I shall meet him Sunday,
I might meet him on a Sunday,


Maybe Monday, maybe not
Or on a Monday, or maybe I won't meet him at all.


Still I'm sure to meet him one day
Despite the uncertainty, I am confident that I will find him someday.


Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day.
Hopefully, Tuesday will be the day I meet him and get good news.


He'll build a little home just meant for two
He will create a home that is perfect for the two of us.


From which I'll never roam, who would? would you?
This home will be so wonderful that I'll never want to leave, and I doubt you would either.


And so, all else above,
Above all else,


I'm waiting for the man I love.
I'll continue to wait for the man I've been dreaming of.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

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James Richardson

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Finally, a cool jazz version of this Gershwin classic

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