A Lovely Way to Spend the Evening
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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Some like a night at the movies, some like a dance or a show
Some are content with an evening spent home by the radio
Some like to live for the moment, some like to just reminisce
But whenever I have an evening to spend.
Just give me one like this
This is a lovely way to spend an evening.
Can't think of anything I'd rather do
This is a lovely way to spend an evening, can't think of anyone as lovely as you
A casual stroll through a garden.
A kiss by a lazy lagoon
Catching a breath of moonlight, humming our favorite tune
This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights and spend them with you
Catching a breath of moonlight, humming our favorite tune




This is a lovely way to spend an evening
I want to save all my nights and spend them with you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Engelbert Humperdinck's song "A Lonely Way to Spend an Evening" describe the different ways people choose to spend their time and then express the singer's preference for spending an evening with his loved one. The singer mentions a few popular activities like going to the movies, dancing, or staying at home listening to the radio. While some people prefer to live in the moment, others like to reminisce about the past, but for the singer, spending the evening with his loved one is the perfect way to spend his time.


He describes the evening spent with his partner, taking a casual stroll through a garden, sharing a kiss by a lazy lagoon and catching a breath of moonlight while humming their favorite tune. The singer concludes that spending an evening like this is a lovely way to spend an evening and there is nothing else he would rather do than spend his evening with his partner. The lyrics are full of romance and suggest the importance of being with loved ones.


The song was first recorded in 1944 by Frank Sinatra and has been covered by various artists over the years, but Engelbert Humperdinck's version stands out. The song's lyrics were written by John H. Burke, and the music was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen. The song has remained a popular classic, with its simple but powerful message of love.


Line by Line Meaning

Some like a night at the movies, some like a dance or a show
Different people have different preferences for how they like to spend their evenings, some prefer a night at the movies or a dance or a show.


Some are content with an evening spent home by the radio
While some people like to go out for entertainment, others are content staying at home and listening to the radio.


Some like to live for the moment, some like to just reminisce
People have different approaches to time, some like to live in the moment while others like to remember past experiences.


But whenever I have an evening to spend. Just give me one like this
The artist has a clear preference for how they like to spend their evenings and wants to spend them in the way described in the following lines.


This is a lovely way to spend an evening. Can't think of anything I'd rather do
The situation described here is enjoyable and the artist can't think of anything else they would rather be doing.


This is a lovely way to spend an evening, can't think of anyone as lovely as you
The singer is enjoying the company of someone they find lovely and can't imagine spending an evening in a better way or with anyone else.


A casual stroll through a garden. A kiss by a lazy lagoon
The singer enjoys simple pleasures such as taking a walk through a garden or sharing a moment with someone by a lagoon.


Catching a breath of moonlight, humming our favorite tune
In addition to enjoying simple pleasures, the artist also enjoys sharing moments of music and nature with someone they care about.


I want to save all my nights and spend them with you
The artist values the time they spend with the person mentioned earlier so much that they want to spend all their evenings with them.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: HAROLD ADAMSON, JIMMY MCHUGH

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Comments from YouTube:

Pepper Williams

One of the most beautiful 'standards' ever composed. These songs never get old! Beautiful voice, beautiful lyrics and superb arrangement.

Barbara Josselyn

A lovely way to spend an evening is sitting at one of his concerts, which I have been blessed to do many, many times. Have already seen him once this year, and have a ticket to see him again in Sept. 10, 2017. He is the best. He never disapoints. Love him since the early years.

Martycli Piano Guy

I'd nearly forgotten what a nice voice he has. Lovely tune, great version.

Bennie Wright

What a beautiful song and music Engelbert.

Maria Weingertner

beautiful song I love it

Elvie MacGowan

Magical song❤️🎼❤️ thank you for sharing ⭐💞

Eva Viezel

Gorgeous voice ❤

Dr. Edwconr

Ms. Iris P. Frederick 80th birthday party at the Royal Hotel, San Fernando, Trinidad. Timeless, classic, beautiful and perfection literally and figuratively. Thanks for posting.

John Paul McDonald

This and Johnny Mathis are the best renditions of this tune. And many artists have recorded it.

Fred Mercado

A lovely way to spend an evening by J. MATHIS

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