It's All In The Game
Tommy Edwards Lyrics

Many a tear has to fall but it's all in the game
All in the wonderful game that we know as love
You have words with him and your future's looking dim
But these things your hearts can rise above

Once in a while he won't call but it's all in the game
Soon he'll be there at your side with a sweet bouquet
And he'll kiss your lips and caress your waiting fingertips
And your hearts will fly away
(Soon he'll be there at your side) with a sweet bouquet
Then he'll kiss your lips and caress your waiting fingertips
And your hearts will fly away

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Written by: Carl Sigman, Charles Gates Dawes

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Tommy Edwards was born on this date in 1922... {Feb. 17th} Sadly, Mr. Edwards passed away on October 22nd, 1969... R.I.P.

Ian Sutherland

the 1958 version was a new recording. the producer had liked the original & wanted to cut it in the relatively new stereo process. that was the result.

Mark Gallagher

Back in 1960, a girl I was sweet on tried to teach me to dance to this song and Tommy;s other songs "Morning Side Of The Mountain". It didn't work I had two left feet.


All these years I've thought the date 1951 was a misprint. Glad to know its not! This version is fabulous. Thank you so much for posting. I waited 30 years to hear it without knowing it really existed. lol

Mark Gallagher

The story goes that in 1958, MGM who Tommy recorded for was about to let him go. He had had a few minor hits in 52 & 52 but nothing since. They were going to let him try one more time. The arranger who did his 51 version sugested that they try "It's All In The Game" again with more of an upbeat style. The rest is history. He re-recorded several of his other old songs and made them into hits again though not as big as "It's All In The Game"

Mark Gallagher

The 58 version shows the Rock influence that was taking over the music industry and not for the better. The orginal recording is still with the big band sound of the 40's


Mr Smooth


my heart is a flutter, I do believe in dreams, through music such as this....

Mark Gallagher

I posted "Morningside" a couple of weeks ago so it's there.


Woowwww....I have NEVER heard this version. If I didn't know any better, I would've mistaken Tommy Edwards for Nat Cole on this one. The '51 and '58 versions might be very different arrangements, but it is amazing how classic they both are. From a vocal full of beautiful strings to its transformation into an unforgettable doo wop beat...beautiful!!

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