I Do Adore Her
Harry Belafonte Lyrics


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When shadows fall and stars appears
A pain I feel I cannot hear
If I could relive that faithful day
I would not turn my love away

I reveal how I do adore her
Hang my heart on my sleeve just for her
All my love through out life assure her
If this moment I could Amour her

When I think of her tender lips
Gentle touch of her finger tips
Reminisce on her eyes so fair
Moonlight soft on her downy hair

I reveal how I do adore her
Hang my heart on my sleeve just for her
All my love through out life assure her
If this moment I could Amour her

If some day I should see her smile
Hold her hand and me heart beguile
Feel her warmth in her earnest prayer
Darling shield me from all despair

I reveal how I do adore her
Hang my heart on my sleeve just for her
All my love through out life assure her
If this moment I could Amour her

Now I'm standing alone and sad
Thinkin' upon the joys I've had
Time makes fools of men they say
Take me back to that distant day

I reveal how I do adore her
Hang my heart on my sleeve just for her




All my love through out life assure her
If this moment I could Amour her

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Harry Belafonte's classic song "I Do Adore Her" are a beautiful expression of love and longing. The song is about a man who has lost the love of his life and is filled with regret over the way he treated her when they were together. He longs to relive the day when he turned his love away and vows to hang his heart on his sleeve for her if he ever gets the chance again.


The first stanza sets the stage for the rest of the song with its imagery of falling shadows and stars. The pain that the singer feels is described as something that cannot be heard, adding a layer of emotional depth to the lyrics. The second stanza is all about the singer's memories of his beloved, from her tender lips to the softness of her hair. The line "I reveal how I do adore her" is repeated throughout the song, emphasizing the central theme of the lyrics.


The final stanza is the most poignant, describing the singer's loneliness and regret. He wishes that he could go back in time and do things differently, but knows that "time makes fools of men." Despite the sadness of the song, there is a sense of hopefulness in the words as well. The singer clearly still loves this woman deeply and hopes that someday he will be able to show her just how much.


Line by Line Meaning

When shadows fall and stars appears
As night falls and the stars become visible, I feel a pain inside that I cannot ignore.


If I could relive that faithful day
If I could go back to the day I met her, I would not reject her love and I would cherish her forever.


I reveal how I do adore her
I openly declare my love for her and place my heart in her hands.


Hang my heart on my sleeve just for her
I wear my heart on my sleeve and show my love openly to her and to the world.


All my love through out life assure her
I promise to love her deeply for the rest of my life and to make sure she knows it.


If this moment I could Amour her
If I could only express my love for her in this moment, I would do so with all my heart.


When I think of her tender lips
I think of the tenderness of her lips and how I long to kiss them.


Gentle touch of her finger tips
I remember her gentle touch and the way her fingertips feel against my skin.


Reminisce on her eyes so fair
I remember her beautiful eyes that shine so bright and reflect her inner beauty.


Moonlight soft on her downy hair
I picture her hair in the soft light of the moon and how she shines like an angel.


If some day I should see her smile
If I am lucky enough to see her smile again, I know my heart will skip a beat.


Hold her hand and me heart beguile
If only I could hold her hand again, I know my heart would be filled with love and joy.


Feel her warmth in her earnest prayer
I long to feel the warmth of her embrace and the sincerity of her prayers.


Darling shield me from all despair
I ask her to protect me from all the sorrows of life and to be my refuge in times of need.


Now I'm standing alone and sad
Now I am standing alone and feeling sad, thinking about the happiness I once had with her.


Thinkin' upon the joys I've had
I think back to the moments of joy and happiness we shared together.


Time makes fools of men they say
They say that time can make a fool out of anyone, and I fear that I may have lost my chance at true love.


Take me back to that distant day
I wish I could go back to the day I met her and make different choices so that we could be together forever.




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Written by: IRVING BURGESS

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Comments from YouTube:

Vincent Ross

Rest in Paradise Harry Belafonte. A true Renaissance man.

Oscar Roberto

Essa, música com os Walkers ficou lindíssima. É a melhor versão, que eu conheço.

JanRay2020

Walkers from the 80's and 90's❤😊

Marcelo Clodomiro Zavalia

Amazing song!!

Anthony Smith

Rest in peace harry belafonte

Daloki

Did this man ever make a bad recording? This is certainly another wonderful song.

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